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Andy Rubin's just-revealed Essential Phone recognizes modern phones are basically giant touch screens and takes things a step further, extending the screen throughout the entire device. That screen is wrapped in a titanium case and has magnetic connectors to attach to accessories, including a widely-speculated 360-degree camera and charging dock.

The essential details: It has Qualcomm's top-of-the-line chip, dual rear cameras and is available for pre-order $699 from Essential's Web site. (The 360-degree camera is offered to early buyers for $50 extra.)

What we don't know: How the company plans to survive in a cut-throat phone business in which nearly all the profits go to the two big behemoths — Apple and Samsung.

As for this first phone, there's a lot more on Essential's Web site as well as lengthy write-ups at The Verge and Wired. And Rubin speaks tonight at Code Conference so we should learn a lot more about the company and its longer-term plans.

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The big picture: Cuomo has denied all sexual harassment allegations against him and said that he "never inappropriately touched anybody." He acknowledged in a statement that "some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation." Some of the calls for Cuomo to resign have come from within the Democratic party.

N.Y. Times faces culture clashes as business booms

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New York Times columnist David Brooks' resignation from a paid gig at a think tank on Saturday is the latest in a flurry of scandals that America's biggest and most successful newspaper company has endured in the past year.

Driving the news: Brooks resigned from the Aspen Institute following a BuzzFeed News investigation that uncovered conflicts of interest between his reporting and money he accepted from corporate donors for a project called "Weave" that he worked on at the nonprofit.

America rebalances its post-Trump news diet

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Nearly halfway through President Biden's first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics.

Why it matters: The departure of former President Trump's once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country's attention.