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To no surprise, Brogan BamBrogan, the co-founder of Hyperloop One who left the company last summer in a dramatic break-up, is back with a new venture—one directly challenging his former employer.

The details: Arrivo, based in Los Angeles, was founded by BamBrogan along with former SpaceX engineer Jadon Smith, and Nima Bahrami, Knut Sauer, Andrew Liu, William Mulholland, and David Pendergast, and has already raised an undisclosed amount of funding, according to TechCrunch.

Arrivo will focus on the U.S. market, unlike Hyperloop One, which is currently eyeing overseas locations because of the lower regulatory and financial barriers. Arrivo hopes that by first shuttling cargo, it can more quickly establish itself in the U.S. and more easily move up to transporting passengers.

Bigger vision: BamBrogan says transportation is only the beginning for Arrivo.

"Just like Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce didn't just make one chip, they really started off 20 years of improvements not only in chip technology but also in the technology used to make those chips, and that turned into opportunities for people to use them. [..] We want to develop technology that can be used in ways that we can't even imagine. That's the bigger vision."

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Venezuela suspends talks with opposition after Maduro ally extradited to U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, in June. Photo: Gaby Oraa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A key ally of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was extradited from Cape Verde to the U.S. Saturday to face money laundering charges in Florida, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: Venezuela's government called off negotiations with opposition officials that were scheduled for Sunday in Mexico in response to the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman and financial fixer for Maduro. Security forces placed six U.S. oil executives under house arrest later Saturday, per AP.

Kenosha shooting lawsuit accuses police of coordinating with militia

Police and protesters confront in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse on Aug. 25, 2020. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The only survivor of a fatal shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests last year has accused law enforcement in a lawsuit of conspiring with a "band of white nationalist vigilantes," the Washington Post reported Saturday.

Of note: Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, is due to stand trial on Nov. 1, accused of wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, who filed the suit, and killing two other people protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 25, 2020. He's pleaded not guilty to charges including homicide and attempted homicide and maintains he fired in self-defense.

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5 times as many police officers have died from COVID as from guns since pandemic began

Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for police officers even though members of law enforcement were among the first to be eligible to receive the vaccine, CNN reports, citing data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Why it matters: Nearly 476 police officers have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started, compared to the 93 deaths as a result of gunfire in the same time period, according to ODMP and CNN.