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Dennis Woodside. Photo: Impossible Foods

Meatless burger startup Impossible Foods plans to announce later this morning that it has hired former Motorola CEO and Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside to serve as company president, a new role.

Why it matters: The company is looking to grow, offering more products in more restaurants and bringing the Impossible Burger to retail stores for the first time later this year.

In an interview, Woodside said he was pleasantly surprised when he tried the company's meatless burger last year and even more so after Vinod Khosla introduced him to founder and CEO Pat Brown earlier this year. And, he said, Khosla had been pushing him to make sure his next company was one that could change the world.

"The potential to change how people think about food and how they think about health and sustainability is just a huge opportunity," he said.

Plus, he says, Impossible Foods is looking for someone to help them scale. "I've had some experience with that."

The company raised $114 million last April, while rival Beyond Meat has filed for an IPO.

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The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was on Saturday facing fresh accusations of misconduct against his staff, including further allegations of inappropriate behavior against two more women. His office denies the claims.

Driving the news: The Washington Post reported Cuomo allegedly embraced an aide when he led the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and that two male staffers who worked for him in the governor's office accused him of routinely berating them "with explicit language."

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

Chaz Neal, a Redwing community activist, outside the Minnesota Governor's residence during a protest in support of George Floyd in St.Paul, Minnesota, on March 6. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

Dozens of protesters were rallying outside the Minnesota governor's mansion in St Paul Saturday, urging justice for George Floyd ahead of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's trial over the 46-year-old's death.

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 this Monday, with jury selection procedures.