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Andria Moore

Over the past six years, the LAPD spent millions in FEMA funds on automated license plate readers, predictive policing software and other spy tech, according to a new report. Authored by Action Center on Race and Economy (ACRE), the report focused on a counter-terrorism grant program under FEMA known as the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). First created in 2003, the UASI was designed to help the largest cities beef up their emergency preparedness agencies and prevent acts of domestic terrorism.

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Starburst Ventures, the venture capital arm of space accelerator operator Starburst Aerospace, opened a new fund today to invest in startups looking to conquer the final frontier.

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As Americans were still mourning the mass shootings at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods and Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., we were confronted with yet another atrocious act of gun violence in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday—a school shooting that left 21 people, including 19 elementary school children, dead.

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