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Kenosha Police seen during a third night of unrest. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in Antioch, Illinois, on Wednesday and charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of two people during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The state of play: Kenosha faced a third night of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed after the incident on Sunday. Rittenhouse was allegedly part of an armed group who said they were protecting private property amid the protests.

  • The shootings were captured on video and spread widely on social media.
  • They later show the shooter walking past law enforcement vehicles while they move toward the victims.

Go deeper: Trump says Wisconsin governor to allow federal assistance in Jacob Blake protests

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Election protesters rally across the U.S.

Police clash with election protesters, Manhattan, Nov. 4. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Police and demonstrators clashed in New York and several other U.S. cities into Thursday morning, during nationwide election protests.

Why it matters: The uncertain presidential election results have prompted unrest and some of the biggest protests seen since the summer's massive Black Lives Matter demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, as supporters of President Trump and Joe Biden took to the streets Wednesday night.

Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Photo: Alex Edelman/Getty Images

Lawmakers in Virginia on Saturday approved compromise legislation that would legalize marijuana in 2024, putting the state a step closer to becoming the first in the South to end prohibition on the drug, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Why it matters: The legislation will make Virginia the 16th state to legalize marijuana, per Politico. It would add to a slate of laws that have seen Virginia move in a more progressive direction during the tenure of Gov. Ralph Northam.

Scammers seize on COVID confusion

Data: FTC; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

Scamming has skyrocketed in the past year, and much of the increase is attributed to COVID-related scams, more recently around vaccines.

Why it matters: The pandemic has created a prime opportunity for scammers to target people who are already confused about the chaotic rollouts of things like stimulus payments, loans, contact tracing and vaccines. Data shows that older people who aren't digitally literate are the most vulnerable.