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People gather at a makeshift memorial honoring victims outside Walmart Aug. 15, in El Paso, Tex. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

A 30-foot memorial was unveiled on Saturday at a public dedication ceremony for the El Paso Walmart mass shooting victims, ABC News reports.

Details: The memorial, named "Grand Candela", consists of 22 individual aluminum arcs that are grouped together and illuminated to resemble a candle. The arcs on the permanent monument represent the 22 people who died in the attack.

What they're saying:

"Nothing will erase the pain of August third. The memory of that will stay with us forever ... For many of those gathered here today, August third will be remembered as the day they lost loved ones,"
— Todd Peterson, Walmart regional manager who oversees the El Paso store, to a crowd at the ceremony

Go deeper: El Paso Walmart set to reopen more than 3 months after mass shooting

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Biden confronts mounting humanitarian crisis at the border

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Pool/Getty Images     

Just over a month into his presidency, President Biden is staring down a mounting crisis at the border that could be just as bad as the ones faced by Barack Obama and Donald Trump, if not worse.

Why it matters: Immigration is an issue that can consume a presidency. It's intensely and poisonously partisan. It's complicated. And the lives and welfare of vulnerable children hang in the balance.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
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The rise of vaccine passports

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Vaccine passports were touted early in the pandemic as an important piece of the plan to get people back to normal life. Now they’re becoming a reality.

Driving the news: CLEAR, the secure digital identity app that you see in airports around the world, and CommonPass, a health app that lets users securely access vaccination records and COVID test results, have joined forces.

"Vaccine tourism" stretches states' supplies

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Americans who are highly motivated to get vaccinated are traveling across state lines after hearing about larger vaccine supplies or loopholes in sign-up systems.

Why it matters: "Vaccine tourism" raises ethical and legal questions, and could worsen the racial socioeconomic and racial inequalities of the pandemic.

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