Dan Ammann in 2017. Photo: Julien de Rosa/IP3/Getty Images

General Motors on Thursday announced that company president Dan Ammann will become CEO of its self-driving unit, Cruise.

Why it matters: This is a concrete example of how GM sees self-driving as central to its future, which is also something it said in Monday's announcement of layoffs and plant closures.

Prior CEO Kyle Vogt, who co-founded Cruise and sold it to GM in 2016, will stay on as the group's president and chief technology officer.

GM will not name a new president to succeed Ammann, with the automaker's global regions and GM Financial unit chiefs now reporting directly to CEO Mary Barra.

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Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota primary

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary against lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux on Tuesday evening, AP reports.

Why it matters: The race is one that's played out across the U.S. as progressives continue to sweep party nominations. Omar's win officially means all four progressive members of "The Squad" have won their primary elections.

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25 face felony charges after downtown Chicago hit by looters

Police officers inspect a damaged Best Buy in Chicago that was looted and vandalized. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Local police officers are seeking felony charges in 25 cases following the arrest of 100 people in the wake of widespread looting and property damage in Chicago on Monday, per the Washington Post.

Driving the news: Law enforcement said the event involving hundreds of people was a coordinated response after an officer shot a suspect Sunday evening, according to CBS Chicago.

Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia's 14th district runoff

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Gun-rights activist Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated physician John Cowan in a runoff election for the Republican nomination in Georgia's deep-red 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, AP reports.

Why it matters: Greene, a vocal QAnon conspiracy theorist who has been condemned by GOP leaders for making multiple offensive remarks about Black people, Jews and Muslims in Facebook videos, is likely to win a seat in the House come November.