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Evan Agostini / Invision / AP

The key events from a tumultuous Tuesday for Uber:

  • CEO Travis Kalanick announced he would be taking a leave of absence in a letter to staff, citing the need to grieve following the death of his mother.
  • The results of a months-long investigation led by Eric Holder into workplace issues — including gender discrimination and allegations of sexual harassment — were presented, along with resulting policy changes. Changes recommended by Holder and approved by the board included adding an independent board member, reducing alcohol at company events and additional efforts to build a more diverse workforce.
  • Audio of a meeting about those conclusions leaked to Yahoo. In it, board member David Bonderman interrupts Arianna Huffington as she's discussing the importance of having women on the board, and says having more women leads to "more talking."
  • Bonderman, whose firm invested in Uber, resigned from the board over the comment.

Events leading up to Tuesday

  • On Monday Emil Michael, senior VP of business, resigned under pressure from the board, the latest in a string of top executives to depart.
  • In February, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti published a blog post detailing sexual harassment and discrimination she experienced at Uber, prompting Holder's investigation.
Observations and insights
  • Uber is now without a CEO, COO or CFO, with other high-level positions also still vacant.
  • NYT's Mike Isaac on Uber's staff: "am being told dozens of people are quitting each week inside of Uber. attrition is getting to them" ; "morale decimated."

Correction: This article originally stated, inaccurately, that Uber was also without a CTO.

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President Biden will seek to convince Russia's Vladimir Putin in a phone call Tuesday that the price of invading Ukraine would be steeper than anything he's faced in the past.

Driving the news: Biden held a call on Ukraine this evening with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and the U.K., while Secretary of State Tony Blinken called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to offer America's "unwavering support."

Justice Department closes Emmett Till murder probe

A faded photograph is attached to the headstone that marks the gravesite of Emmett Till in Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago. Photo: Scott Olson via Getty Images

The family of Emmett Till announced Monday that the Department of Justice has formally closed its second investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till.

Why it matters: The DOJ reopened the probe in 2018 after the white woman at the center of the case reportedly recanted her allegation that Till, a Black 14-year-old, sexually harassed her prior to his murder.

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes to retire, will be CEO of Trump media org

Rep. Devin Nunes. Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who serves as the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, will retire at the end of the year and become CEO of Trump's new media organization.

Why it matters: Nunes, once considered a moderate member of the party, became one of the fiercest defenders of former President Donald Trump throughout both of Trump's impeachments and the Intel committee's Russia investigation.

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