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Boris Johnson called U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposal "deranged" and "entirely preposterous" in an interview with The Sunday Times — just days after he issued his own plan for "a better Brexit" with a lengthy piece in The Telegraph.

The big picture: Johnson's comments come at the start of the Conservative Party's annual conference as it finds itself in a civil war over how to move forward with Brexit. May wants to use the conference to unite her party behind her "soft" Brexit Chequers plan, which she repeatedly defended to the BBC in response to Johnson's comments as "the best deal for Britain," even though it's already been rejected as an option by the European Union.

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More than outright destroying jobs, automation is changing employment in ways that will weigh on workers.

The big picture: Right now, we should be less worried about robots taking human jobs than people in low-skilled positions being forced to work like robots.

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

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The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on a 219-212 vote early Saturday morning, sending it to the Senate for a possible rewrite before it gets to Biden's desk.

The big picture: The vote was a critical first step for the package, which includes $1,400 cash payments for many Americans, a national vaccination program, ramped-up COVID testing and contact tracing, state and local funding and money to help schools reopen.