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Miami-Dade police investigate near shell case evidence markers on the ground where a mass shooting took place. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

The U.S. had 10 mass shootings since Friday night, as the country continues to see a spate of mass gun violence in 2021, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Why it matters: The U.S. has seen 293 mass shootings in 2021 so far, according to GVA. The latest attacks follow a trend of deadly violent weekends in the U.S., as the country continues to reemerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Details: Seven people were killed and at least 45 were injured. At least two of the victims were children, according to GVA. The shootings took place in New Jersey, Colorado, Indiana, Virginia, Texas, California, Alaska, Louisana and Minnesota, CNN reports.

Ten mass shootings — defined by Axios as four or more people hurt or killed by gunfire — across seven states killed 12 people and injured 57 more last weekend, according to GVA.

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Colorado governor signs 3 gun reform bills into law

Gov. Jared Polis during a speech at the State Capitol building in Denver, Colorado, in March. Photo: Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed three gun reform bills into law Saturday.

Driving the news: Colorado lawmakers announced the measures following a shooting in a March Boulder grocery store that left 10 people dead. But Boulder Rep. Judy Amabile (D), a sponsor of one of the bills, said the legislation "isn't just about mass shootings," per the Denver Post.

Inside Biden's Taiwan flubs

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Twice this year, President Biden has blurted out commitments that the U.S. is prepared to defend Taiwan against a Chinese invasion — forcing the White House to walk back his statements and leading to confusion over a high-stakes national security policy.

Why it matters: U.S. defense officials have publicly aired their concerns that China will take Taiwan by force in the next four to six years, perhaps sooner. The president's position on this question may soon have real-world, life and death consequences.

"Atmospheric river" to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood

A map depicting 24-hour preciptation forecast (inches) ending Monday at 5a.m. local time. Photo: NOAA

A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are set dump historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest from this weekend, forecasters warn.

Why it matters: A strong atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, is predicted to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood.