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Tucked right at the end of Google's flurry of announcements at its annual conference on Wednesday (find them all here) was a timely new initiative: Google for Jobs. In short, this means that Google will turn up job listings through its search engine, and it has partnered with job sites including LinkedIn, Monster.com, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, and CareerBuilder to pull from their content.

Modern-day job seeking: It's not hard to see that the new feature is inspired by other recent employment trends, notably the rhetoric of many "on-demand" services like Uber and TaskRabbit. Like them, Google for Jobs wants to make it more efficient for job seekers to pull out their phones (or laptops) and quickly be matched with a job thanks to the Internet.

Bigger picture: Google's initiative is happening at a time where a lot of Americans are worried about the economy and ongoing employment changes created by new technology (the "robots are taking jobs" fear). In a way, Google is attempting to show that tech companies like itself and artificial intelligence, which it's using to help match job listings to seekers, can also be good for humans and their job prospects. Google is also quietly testing another job tool, application tracking system Google Hire, as Axios previously reported.

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Report: U.S. calls for UN-led Afghan peace talks

Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department in Washington, D.C., in February. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a letter outlining a plan to accelerate peace talks with the Taliban that the U.S. is "considering" a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghan outlet TOLOnews first reported Sunday.

Why it matters: In the letter to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, also obtained by Western news outlets, Blinken expresses concern that the Taliban "could make rapid territorial gain" after an American military withdrawal, even with the continuation of U.S. financial aid, as he urges him to embrace his proposal.

Harry and Meghan accuse British royal family of racism

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle delivered a devastating indictment of the U.K. royal family in their conversation with Oprah Winfrey: Both said unnamed relatives had expressed concern about what the skin tone of their baby would be. And they accused "the firm" of character assassination and "perpetuating falsehoods."

Why it matters: An institution that thrives on myth now faces harsh reality. The explosive two-hour interview gave an unprecedented, unsparing window into the monarchy: Harry said his father and brother "are trapped," and Markle revealed that the the misery of being a working royal drove her to thoughts of suicide.

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In photos: Thousands rally for George Floyd ahead of Derek Chauvin's trial

Demonstrators on March 7 outside the Hennepin County Government Center, where the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murdering George Floyd, will begin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of protesters marched through Minneapolis' streets Sunday, urging justice for George Floyd on the eve of the start of former police officer Derek Chauvin's trial over the 46-year-old's death, per AFP.

The big picture: Chauvin faces charges for second-degree murder and manslaughter over Floyd's death last May, which ignited massive nationwide and global protests against racism and for police reform. His trial is due to start Monday, with jury selection procedures.

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