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The battery-life from the new models of cell phones are underperforming their previous models, Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler writes.

The details: Fowler performed the same battery test for 13 phones and his findings show battery life doesn't match up to what phone makers advertise. The new iPhone XS died 21 minutes earlier than last year’s iPhone X. Google’s Pixel 3 lasted nearly an hour and a half less than its Pixel 2.

Why it matters: Phone companies are trying to keep up with the demands of high-resolution screens, more complicated apps and "our seeming inability to put the darn phone down," per the Post. New phone features like better processors, low-power modes and AI have tried to keep battery life under control for users.

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GAO finds Chad Wolf, Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible for top DHS roles

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and his acting deputy Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible to be serving in their positions, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decided in a report released Friday.

Why it matters: While the finding has no immediate power, it could be important evidence in litigation over policies enacted under Wolf and Cuccinelli's leadership, said America's Voice's Ur Jaddou, who served as chief counsel to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under President Obama.

The many divisions over Trump's methane rollback

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EPA's decision to cut regulation of methane is laying bare an oil-and-gas industry divide and setting the stage for political battles this fall and beyond.

Why it matters: Methane is an extremely powerful greenhouse gas and the industry is a key emissions source.

Kushner says Trump didn't promote false Kamala Harris birtherism theory

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told "CBS This Morning" on Friday that he does not believe President Trump promoted a baseless claim that Sen. Kamala Harris is ineligible to be vice president.

Driving the news: During a press briefing on Thursday, Trump did not question the veracity of a Newsweek op-ed that inaccurately claimed Harris may be ineligible for the office due to her parents' naturalization status at the time of her birth. Harris is an American citizen and was born in Oakland, Calif.