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Gavin Newson, California's lieutenant governor and a frontrunner to become governor next year, says there's an "empathy gap" as Silicon Valley rushes ahead with technology that will upend society. According to the Guardian:

He says that while he respects technology, "I'm starting to appreciate the downsides more and more".

Why it matters: Newson is a rising Democratic political star giving voice to concerns some have about how technology is threatening jobs.

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

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