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AP

The White House confirmed Thursday that President Trump will meet with Vladimir Putin next week on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said of the meeting, "our relationship with Russia is not different from our relationship with any other country," so Trump will meet with Putin as he would with any other world leader.

  • Economic advisor Gary Cohn on whether Trump will raise election meddling: "We don't have an agenda set up right now."
  • McMaster said Trump would "confront Russia's destabilizing behavior" during the summit.
  • This will be Trump's first meeting with Putin since taking office.

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"Be first, be right, be credible" is the mantra of public health experts in a crisis. It's difficult to argue that the health community has regularly managed to be any of those three during COVID-19.

Why it matters: A pandemic isn't just a medical emergency — it's also a communications emergency. The U.S. public health establishment, hamstrung by bad data and political interference, has struggled with the latter.

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Why it matters: Ride-hailing and other mobility innovations are rapidly changing the way people get from A to B, posing an existential threat to traditional car rental services.

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As Facebook faces a sustained wave of critical coverage pushing the company to reform itself, it also confronts a law of corporate physics: Transforming a gargantuan company is nearly impossible.

The big picture: Facebook's critics — and some of its own employees, as internal documents have shown — say it has long prioritized growth and profits over safety. Shifting that kind of mindset in a large organization takes time and will — and the company has to really want it, which Facebook has yet to make clear.