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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Tinder, along with its parent company Match Group, is working with a non-profit called Garbo to help customers find out if their potential dating partner has a criminal record.

Why it matters: Most people know very little about the person they have just met online. Garbo allows people to find out whether someone they are interacting with has a criminal record or other court actions, such as a restraining order.

  • Match Group expects to have Garbo's service integrated into Tinder later this year, but many of the details have yet to be finalized.
  • After that, Match hopes to make Garbo available within its other dating services.
  • Match will make a significant "seven-figure" contribution to Garbo, enabling it to hire engineers and rapidly accelerate its national expansion.

"This is an industry first," says Match Group safety head Tracey Breeden. "There have not been any background check options in the dating industry."

Between the lines: Garbo is the brainchild of its CEO Kathryn Kosmides, herself a survivor of gender-based violence.

  • Kosmides said the service's reports include details of initial charges, as they often get watered down as part of a plea bargain.
  • They exclude drug possession and other charges that tend to be disproportionately enforced against marginalized groups.
  • "Our mission is trying to find the balance between protection and privacy," Kosmides said.

The big picture: The move by Match part of a broader effort by the dating company to rethink safety across its services.

Editor's note: This story was corrected to show Kosmides is a survivor of gender-based violence.

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

As Republicans fight among themselves, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is showing the myriad ways she deals with the GOP herself.

Between the lines: We've seen Pelosi cut opponents off at the knees, like she did with President Trump, or pretend to forget their names, as she did to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Now she's feeding oppo research against her House counterpart, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), so others can use the same harsh rhetoric to frame the Republicans as the party of dysfunction.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks during a private funeral for George Floyd. Photo: Godofredo A. Vásquez/Pool/Getty Images

The mayor of the city where George Floyd was raised is taking over a group that represents 500 Black mayors in the U.S. amid national pressure to revamp police departments.

Why it matters: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will become the new president of the African American Mayors Association as municipalities across the country examine police reforms and deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic.

Delivery industry sees biggest monthly job losses in more than 20 years

Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Axios Visuals

The pandemic's biggest job winner is losing steam.

Driving the news: People who deliver packages to businesses and homes — classified as "couriers and messengers" by the Labor Department — saw the industry's biggest monthly job losses in more than 20 years in April.