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Women pray from a prayerbook a block away from the site of a mass shooting in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images.

Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that took the lives of 11 people has been classified as a hate crime, and is likely the deadliest attack in American history on Jewish people in the U.S., according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Why it matters: The ADL's most recent audit of anti-Semitic incidents found that the number of such incidents in the U.S. went up 57% last year — "the largest single-year increase on record and the second highest number reported since ADL started tracking." The most recent FBI data shows that in 2016, more Jewish people in the United States were victims of reported hate crimes than any other religious minority.

By the numbers: 684 anti-Jewish incidents were reported in 2016, which is more than all other religiously motivated hate crimes combined, CNN reports. The FBI reports an overall increase in reported hate crimes of more than 4% from 2015 to 2016. The ADL's data shows a spike in cases of vandalism, harassment, and physical against Jewish people between 2016 (1,267) to 2017 (1,986.)

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  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York COVID restrictions.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists — National standardized tests delayed until 2022.
  5. Cities: Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. World: London police arrest dozens during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.

Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

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The unicorn stampede is coming

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Airbnb and DoorDash plan to go public in the next few weeks, capping off a very busy year for IPOs.

What's next: You ain't seen nothing yet.

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