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Axios hosted the second installment of its Future Shaper series sponsored by PhRMA and America's Biopharmaceutical Companies in Los Angeles on June 14.

Science editor Alison Snyder hosted a conversation on The Next Frontier: The Brain with five experts who discussed the impact and possibilities of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, biopharmaceuticals and research for the brain. The panel of experts included:

  • Mr. Matt Grob, EVP Technology, Qualcomm
  • Dr. Hunter Hoffman, Director, Virtual Reality Research Center, University of Washington
  • Dr. Lon Schneider, Director, State of California Alzheimer's Disease Center, USC
  • Dr. Eric Siemers, Distinguished Medical Fellow, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Dr. Doris Tsao, Chair, Chen Center of Systems Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology
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Trump agrees to TikTok deal "in concept"

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President Trump on Saturday said he approved "in concept" a deal whereby TikTok will be allowed to continue operating in the U.S., with Oracle as its "trusted technology partner."

Why it matters: TikTok has nearly 100 million U.S. users, and is still growing fast. Trump has threatened to ban it, due to data privacy concerns related to TikTok's ownership by Chinese tech company

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET: 30,611,684 — Total deaths: 953,820— Total recoveries: 20,836,867Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET: 6,756,781 — Total deaths: 199,090 — Total recoveries: 2,556,465 — Total tests: 93,150,052Map.
  3. Politics: In reversal, CDC again recommends coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people.
  4. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19.
  5. World: Guatemalan president tests positive for COVID-19 — The countries painting their pandemic recoveries green.

Trump says he expects to announce a Supreme Court nominee "next week"

President Trump speaking prior to his departure from the White House on Sept. 19. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

President Trump said Saturday he expects to announce a nominee for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat “next week” and that the person will “most likely" be a woman.

What he's saying: "If somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place, yes. The choice of a woman, I would say, would certainly be appropriate," the president told pool reporters.