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Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that homicides in the city jumped 250% in the first week of June — and the number of people shot rose by 56% compared to the previous week.

Details: The LAPD outlined in its statement posted to Twitter how gun violence has continued this week, in addition to the rise in homicides and shootings recorded through the week of May 31 to June 6. "The past 24 hours has seen four shootings, one of those resulting in a homicide."

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

The big picture: Axios' Marisa Fernandez reported last month that gun violence surged during COVID-19 lockdowns.

  • But shootings generally increase as the weather warms up.
  • Experts say "it's best to watch year-over-year trends of gun violence in addition to data from periods before and after the state lockdowns," Fernandez noted.

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Coronavirus infections fell by nearly 13% last week

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Data: The COVID Tracking Project, state health departments; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

New coronavirus infections fell by almost 13% over the past week — a significant improvement.

Why it matters: Things are moving in the right direction again after a brief plateau, and getting the virus under control now will give the U.S. a much better shot at a safe autumn.

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 2 far-right "America First" activists

The House panel investigating the Capitol riot, from left; Reps. Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Jamie Raskin on Capitol Hill in December. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot issued subpoenas Wednesday for far-right leaders Nick Fuentes and Patrick Casey, who allegedly encouraged followers to go to D.C. and challenge the 2020 election results.

Why it matters: The action underscores the panel's increasing focus on rallies held ahead of the Capitol attack and how extremists were drawn to former President Trump's baseless claims of widespread voter fraud, per the New York Times.

Democrats fail to change Senate rules to pass voting rights bill

Senate Majority Leader during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democrats failed Wednesday night to change Senate filibuster rules to pass the voting rights bill, with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) voting with Republicans.

The big picture: The failed effort came after Senate Republicans blocked the voting rights measure from coming to a final vote earlier Wednesday.