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Situational awareness: FedEx declines to renew U.S. Express contract with Amazon, which could hit the retailer during the holiday rush. [WashPost]
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Scooter use is soaring in America's cities, with many riders finding out the hard way that cars are not good at sharing the road.
Why it matters: "[A] rough count by [AP] of media reports turned up at least 11 electric scooter rider deaths in the U.S. since the beginning of 2018. Nine were on rented scooters and two on ones the victims owned," the AP reports.
Between the lines: People aren't wearing helmets on these rented scooters, and the head injuries are piling up.
What's next: The scooter companies are taking actions to reduce risk.
The bottom line: America's streets remain especially dangerous for people who aren't in a vehicle, and that's usually because of the vehicles.
The Women's World Cup kicked off today in France, with South Korea facing off against the host nation.
"As HBO's 'Chernobyl' series comes to an end, a Russian TV network is creating its own take on the 1986 nuclear disaster," writes the Hollywood Reporter's Vladimir Kozlov.
"NTV is known for pro-Kremlin programming."