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A chalk message at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

These are a few of the seven victims who lost their lives in Saturday's mass shooting in Odessa and Midland, Texas. 22 others were injured in the event.

The big picture: They were driving with their families, joining loved ones on errands and visiting their parents. One had served in Afghanistan. And then a senseless act of violence took their lives.

Mary Granados. Photo: Leslie Aide and Rosie Granados/GoFundMe
  • Mary Granados, 29, was a postal worker. She was on the phone with her twin sister, Rosie, when the suspect attacked her in an attempt to hijack her postal van, per CNN.
  • Kameron Brown served in the Army and had spent time in Afghanistan, according to CBS 7. He died sitting in the driver's seat of his work pickup truck.
  • Edwin Peregrino, 25, had been visiting his parents when the shooting occurred, and went to investigate gunshot noises in the front yard. The gunman shot Peregrino as he was driving by, according to the Washington Post. Peregrino's sister says he was a beloved uncle to two nephews and a niece.
  • Leilah Hernandez, 15, was killed as she was walking out of a car dealership with her brother, Nathan — who is currently being treated for gunshot wounds. Leilah had just celebrated her quinceañera in May, according to the Washington Post.
  • Joseph Griffith, 40, was killed while sitting at a traffic light with his wife and two children. Griffith was a former math teacher, per the Washington Post.

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Woman who allegedly stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell to Russia is arrested

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A woman accused of breaching the Capitol and planning to sell to Russia a laptop or hard drive she allegedly stole from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was arrested in Pennsylvania's Middle District Monday, the Department of Justice said.

Driving the news: Riley June Williams, 22, is charged with illegally entering the Capitol as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct. She has not been charged over the laptop allegation and the case remains under investigation, per the DOJ.

Biden will reverse Trump's attempt to lift COVID-related travel restrictions

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The incoming Biden administration will reverse President Trump's last-minute order to lift COVID-19 related travel restrictions, Jen Psaki, the incoming White House press secretary, tweeted.

Why it matters: President Trump ordered entry bans lifted for travelers from the U.K., Ireland, Brazil and much of Europe to go into effect Jan. 26, but the Biden administration will "strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19," Jen Psaki said. Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Trump will no longer be president by the time the order is set to go into effect.

Dominion sends cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

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Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sent a cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell over his spread of misinformation related to the 2020 election.

Why it matters: Trump and several of his allies have pushed false conspiracy theories about the company, leading Dominion to take legal action. It's suing pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation and $1.3 billion in damages, and a Dominion employee has sued Trump himself, OANN and Newsmax.

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