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India's chief economics adviser, Arvind Subramanian, is floating the idea of a Universal Basic Income, which would cost roughly 5% of India's GDP, paying out $113 to every citizen on biometric ID cards called Aadhaar. Such a scheme would require vast changes to Indian welfare programs, and consume roughly half the government's budget.

Don't get too worked up just yet: India won't be rolling out a UBI any time soon. As the Economist notes, Subramanian concedes that a UBI is "a powerful idea whose time even if not ripe for implementation is ripe for serious discussion."

Why this matters: There is a small but growing number of US economists, mainly liberals, who think some version of this might one day be needed here because so many jobs will be displaced by automation.

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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

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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.