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King Sooper's grocery store where the shooting took place. Photo: Chet Strange/Getty Images

Prosecutors on Thursday filed 43 additional charges against the suspect in last month's mass shooting in Colorado, including 10 counts of possession of a high-capacity ammunition magazine.

Why it matters: The shooting at a Boulder grocery store in March left 10 dead, including one police officer. It is one of several high-profile mass shootings in 2021.

The big picture: The new charges include additional attempted murder, assault and weapons charges, per the Colorado Sun. The suspect, 22-year-old Al Aliwi Alissa, was already charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

  • While possession of high-capacity magazines is illegal in Colorado, it's not yet clear if the suspect bought them illegally.
  • They could have been legally bought in other states, or as AP notes, "people in Colorado can still buy the parts for the magazines at some gun stores and assemble them on their own, at which point it is illegal to possess them."
  • Authorities have said Alissa legally purchased a Ruger AR-556 pistol used in the attack.

Our thought bubble, via Axios' John Frank: Despite the new details, the most pressing question remains unanswered: Why? Boulder prosecutors said authorities still don’t know why the gunman targeted that store, located about 20 minutes from his home in Arvada.

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Jul 29, 2021 - Axios Tampa Bay

Tampa police in hot water over "fake operation" at strip club

Photo: Ben Montgomery/Axios

The Tampa Police Department is in some more hot water.

  • A Citizens Review Board hearing this week, first reported by Fox 13, resulted in the discipline of Sgt. Daniel Rhodes, who was accused of running a "fake operation" to "blow money and have fun" at a strip club last year.

Why it matters: The finding comes at an especially turbulent time for TPD, which has been criticized for its increased use of force and chemical agents while nabbing the biggest budget increase among all U.S. metro areas.

DOJ cites discrimination in lawsuit against Texas over voting districts

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Department of Justice on Monday filed a lawsuit against Texas, alleging Republican state lawmakers discriminated against Black and Latino voters and has "again diluted the voting strength of minority Texans" when they approved new redistricting maps.

Why it matters: A DOJ assessment of the new districts found that they violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a press conference.

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Biden to warn Putin U.S. will add troops in Eastern Europe if Russia invades Ukraine

Putin meets Biden in Geneva. Photo: Peter Klaunzer - Pool/Keystone via Getty

President Biden will warn Russian President Vladimir Putin when they speak on Tuesday that if Russia invades Ukraine, the U.S. is prepared to increase its troop presence, capabilities and military exercises on NATO's "eastern flank," a senior administration official told reporters.

Why it matters: The administration believes it's increasingly likely that Putin will order an invasion.