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As expected, Qualcomm on Tuesday showed off its next-generation processor — the first to support 5G, as well as a prototype 5G phone. AT&T and Verizon also brought along a demo network, allowing attendees of its Maui tech event to try out the 5G experience.

Why it matters: In order for mobile 5G service to start early next year, the pieces need to already be in place. Seemingly they are, with the industry excited that the new generation of cellular gear is launching a few months ahead of the original schedule.


  • Qualcomm said next year's high-end chip, the Snapdragon 855, will feature the ability to record 4K HDR video and new AI capabilities in addition to support for 5G's millimeter wave frequency.
  • Samsung said AT&T, like Verizon, will offer a 5G-capable flagship phone in the first half of next year.

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Louisville officer: "Breonna Taylor would be alive" if we had served no-knock warrant

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Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the Louisville officer who led the botched police raid that caused the death of Breonna Taylor, said the No. 1 thing he wishes he had done differently is either served a "no-knock" warrant or given five to 10 seconds before entering the apartment: "Breonna Taylor would be alive, 100 percent."

Driving the news: Mattingly, who spoke to ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal for his public interview, was shot in the leg in the initial moments of the March 13 raid. Mattingly did not face any charges after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he and another officer were "justified" in returning fire to protect themselves against Taylor's boyfriend.

U.S. vs. Google — the siege begins

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The Justice Department fired the starter pistol on what's likely to be a years-long legal siege of Big Tech by the U.S. government when it filed a major antitrust suit Tuesday against Google.

The big picture: Once a generation, it seems, federal regulators decide to take on a dominant tech company. Two decades ago, Microsoft was the target; two decades before that, IBM.

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Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet)

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If the impasse between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House on a new stimulus deal is supposed to be a crisis, you wouldn't know it from the stock market, where prices continue to rise.

  • That's been in no small part because U.S. economic data has held up remarkably well in recent months thanks to the $2 trillion CARES Act and Americans' unusual ability to save during the crisis.