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Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber as part of a deal to jointly develop self-driving car technology, as the Wall Street Journal first reported and Uber later confirmed. Toyota first invested in the ride-hailing company in 2016.

Why it matters: Uber has had a bumpy ride with its self-driving car efforts. It spent a year in court fighting claims by Google's Waymo that a company Uber acquired stole its trade secrets. Earlier this year, the company also suspended its autonomous vehicle testing after a car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

More: As part of the deal, the companies will outfit a number of customized Toyota Sienna minivans with their self-driving car tech. These cars will be operated by a third-party, though they'll be accessible via Uber's ride-hailing network.

The story has been updated with Uber's confirmation of the deal and additional details.

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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence

Roger Stone arriving at his sentencing hearing on Feb. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump on Friday evening commuted the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, according to two senior administration officials. Stone in February was sentenced to 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Why it matters: The controversial move brings an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars. He had been scheduled to report to prison on July 14.

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