Thrive Capital, the VC firm of Ivanka Trump's brother-in-law, Joshua Kushner, has hired the former White House head of product under President Obama.

Josh Miller, who joined the White House in 2015, will focus on technologies that help underprivileged Americans, according to the New York Times. At the White House, Miller helped lead various projects that impacted Americans such as an affordable diaper program for low-income families.

Party Ties: Joshua's brother, Jared, is a top adviser to President Trump. Despite his brother's close involvement with the Trump administration, Joshua Kushner—a Democrat—is showing no sign of switching camps. Many of the companies in Thrive Capital's portfolio supported Hillary Clinton, as the Times points out, and Miller was an appointee under Obama.

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Florida fully lifts coronavirus restrictions on restaurants

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday the state will completely reopen its economy, allowing restaurants at operate full capacity and barring localities from ordering businesses to close.

Why it matters: The state became one of the world's epicenters for the virus in July, forcing DeSantis to pause its first round of reopening.

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Eyeing the end of gas-powered cars

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Gasoline-powered cars may be going the way of the woolly mammoth, even if it will take decades to replace them and seems hard to fathom today.

The big picture: Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have powered automobiles for more than 100 years. But the shift to electric vehicles, slow to materialize at first, is now accelerating due to tightening government policies, falling costs and a societal reckoning about climate change.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and his wife, Pamela, both tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced on Friday.

The state of play: The Northams were tested after one of their staff "who works closely within the couple's living quarters" tested positive. The governor is asymptomatic, while his wife is "experiencing mild symptoms." They plan to isolate at home for 10 days.

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