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Situational awareness: It costs you time, not money. But some Uber and Lyft drivers are "longhauling — taking an unnecessarily longer route to a destination" so they're paid more by the companies (although the rider pays the app's estimate of the ideal route), per The Wall Street Journal (subscription).
Chicago doesn't have the highest homicide rate, but the Windy City consistently had more total killings than any other U.S. city — with 27 people killed since the beginning of the month, Axios' Stef Kight and Michael Sykes report.
A handful of minority, impoverished neighborhoods have received the brunt of the impact.
Chicago is flourishing economically, with a record-low unemployment rate of 3.8% and a third of its residents making at least $100,000. But the wealth is not equally distributed over the starkly segregated neighborhoods — and neither is the violence.
There were 215 shootings in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago in the first seven months of the year — almost 12% of the total number of shootings in the city during the same time period, according to data from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and others.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Axios' Alexi McCammond identified the five tightest House races in the country — the true coin flips — and they're all seats held by Republicans.
Why they matter: They're the ideal place for Democrats’ blue wave to crash in 2018.
Here are the top tossups:
Be smart: No one we talked to could think of an incumbent House Democrat who's in trouble.
Eight in 10 Americans say 3D-printed gun blueprints shouldn't be available on the internet — a rare consensus on gun policy that cuts across party and ideological lines, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.
A reporter takes a smartphone photo of a mock-up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft during a media tour yesterday of SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, Calif.
"Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap," the N.Y. Times' Stacy Cowley reports:
Why it matters: "The data collection is invisible to those being watched."
"Major tech companies committed ... to removing technological barriers that have hindered patient and provider access to health-care data online," per The Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon (subscription):
Why it matters: "The Trump administration sees better use of health-care data as a key to unlocking savings and holding down costs while improving outcomes."
A baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander — in 1939, at their induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame — just sold for $623,369, AP's Andrew Dalton reports from L.A.
The class of classes ... On June 12, 1939, legends line up at the first induction ceremony of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The N.Y. Post calls it "NYC's most exclusive gym":
"[F]or some members, many of whom are fitness influencers, the big draw is a content studio, with lights and four cameras, where they can tape workouts and share them on social media."