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A high school student at a gun control rally in 2019 to mark the one-year anniversary of a nationwide gun violence walkout protest that was prompted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

America has already endured 230 mass shootings and 13 mass murders in 2021, including 12 mass shootings over the past weekend.

Driving the news: Eight different states suffered mass shootings — defined by CNN as four or more people hurt or killed by gunfire — between Friday night and Sunday.

The big picture: More than 7,600 people have been killed by guns this year in the U.S., and another 9,500 used guns to take their own lives, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The bottom line: The Gun Violence Archive's running tab of gun violence incidents over the past 72 hours includes 17 pages of results, with 25 incidents per page.

Go deeper: CNN has more details on some of this weekend's shootings.

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Miriam Kramer, author of Space
3 hours ago - Science

All-civilian Inspiration4 is back on Earth after flight to space

A side-by-side of the Inspiration4 crew and a shot of their capsule on the way back to Earth. Photo: SpaceX

The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew is back on Earth after their three-day mission in orbit.

The big picture: The launch and landing of this fully amateur, private space crew marks a changing of the guard from spaceflight being a largely government-led venture to being under the purview of private companies.

28 U.S. citizens depart Afghanistan on Qatar Airways flight

Passengers board a Qatar Airways aircraft bound to Qatar at the airport in Kabul on September 10, 2021. Photo: Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images

The State Department on Saturday confirmed that a Qatar Airways charter flight left Kabul on Friday with 28 U.S. citizens and seven lawful permanent residents on board.

The big picture: Friday's flight is the third such airlift by Qatar Airways since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, AP reports.

Updated 8 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Smaller than expected "Justice for J6" rally met with large police presence

Police officers watch as demonstrators gather for the "Justice for J6" rally in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2021. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

A few hundred demonstrators were met by a heavy law enforcement presence on Saturday at the "Justice for J6" rally outside the fenced-off U.S. Capitol, AP reports.

The latest: Four people were arrested at the rally, including one person with a gun, one with a knife and two with outstanding warrants, per the U.S. Capitol Police.