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For its next act, Uber wants to use its cloud-based platform to manage everything about how we get around — on roads and sidewalks, underground and aloft, Axios autonomous vehicles expert Joann Muller writes from Detroit.
In Uber's view of the future, you'd use the Uber app to punch in your destination — JFK airport, for example — and you'd be offered multiple options for the journey, each with an estimated time of arrival and different price.
Starting with scooters and e-bikes, the pieces of that personal mobility vision are beginning to come together.
Business transportation is another growth opportunity, like restaurants that deliver meals using Uber Eats, or health care agencies that hire Uber Health to provide rides for patients.
Both Iranian and U.S. officials say Iran shot down a U.S. drone, raising fears of "a major military confrontation ... between Tehran and Washington," per Reuters.
Joe Biden's praise for segregationist senators showed starkly his vital job in next week's opening debate: Show he's a man of these times, not a man out of time.
During remarks at two fundraisers in Maryland last night, Biden made no apology for saying Tuesday that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even with segregationists with whom he disagreed, AP reports.
Last night in Chevy Chase, Md., Biden tried to revise and extend those remarks, saying he "detested" what the two Democrats "stood for in terms of segregation."
What Biden's thinking: He will keep pounding away on the theme that he alone has the experience and broad appeal to beat Trump.
Some top Democrats are already predicting that President Trump will lose the popular vote again in 2020, but might very well win the election by a single electoral vote, Axios' Alexi McCammond reports.
Here’s the scenario:
Jim Messina, President Obama's 2012 campaign manager, predicted the race will come down to two or three states:
What they're saying: Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) pushed back on Wasserman's assertion that Dems are likely to lose Wisconsin again, arguing that's why the DNC is hosting the 2020 convention in Milwaukee.
By the numbers: In 2016, Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. He won the electoral vote by 74.
One of the most striking comments in yesterday's congressional hearing on reparations, the first in more than a decade, came from Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote an influential 2014 essay making the case for reparations, AP's Errin Haines Whack reports:
The hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in the U.S.
Actor and activist Danny Glover, longtime advocate of reparations, urged passage of House Resolution 40, creating a commission to study reparations.
"Three more U.S. senators received a classified Pentagon briefing [yesterday] about a series of reported encounters by the Navy with unidentified aircraft, ... part of a growing number of requests from members of key oversight committees," Politico reports.
Prosecutors say retired Red Sox star David Ortiz wasn't the intended target of an attempted contract killing at a Dominican Republic nightclub, "but was mistaken for a man who was sitting at the same table," the Boston Globe reports.
In a private memo presented yesterday to the Senate Democratic caucus, pollster Geoff Garin of Hart Research argues that Democrats should lean into the fight over the Title X "gag rule" on birth control.
One Nation, headed by longtime GOP operative Steven Law, today will announce a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against Medicare for All, with a target audience that includes seniors and union families.
Ellen DeGeneres, who publicly came out 22 years ago, is a sign of how much mainstream businesses have embraced LGBTQ culture and consumers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports:
"I’m still gay, by the way," DeGeneres said in her Netflix stand-up special last year. "It’s really working out for me now."