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6th victim dies following South Carolina shooting

The only survivor of this week's mass shooting in South Carolina by former NFL player Phillip Adams has died of his injuries, authorities said Saturday.

Details: Robert Shook, 38, an air conditioning technician from Cherryville, North Carolina, died of gunshot wounds from Wednesday's shooting at a doctor's home in Rock Hill, S.C., which claimed the lives of five other victims.


*UPDATE 4/10/2021* It is with much sadness that we announce that late this afternoon our other beloved coworker, Robert...

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The big picture: Adams killed himself after opening fire, authorities say.

  • The other victims have been named as physician Robert Lesslie, his wife, Barbara Lesslie, and their grandchildren, Adah Lesslie, 9, Noah Lesslie, 5, and GSM Services air conditioning technician James Lewis, who was working with Shook when the shooting happened.

Of note: The Rock Hill shooting is the latest mass shooting to hit the U.S. over the past month.

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Why the startup world needs to ditch "unicorns" for "dragons"

When Aileen Lee originally coined the term "unicorn" in late 2013, she was describing the 39 "U.S.-based software companies started since 2003 and valued at over $1 billion by public or private market investors."

Flashback: It got redefined in early 2015 by yours truly and Erin Griffith, in a cover story for Fortune, as any privately-held startup valued at $1 billion or more. At the time, we counted 80 of them.

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Scoop: Facebook's new moves to lower News Feed's political volume

Facebook plans to announce that it will de-emphasize political posts and current events content in the News Feed based on negative user feedback, Axios has learned. It also plans to expand tests to limit the amount of political content that people see in their News Feeds to more countries outside of the U.S.

Why it matters: The changes could reduce traffic to some news publishers, particularly companies that post a lot of political content.

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