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The Uber ride sharing app is seen on a mobile phone. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

After recent testing in San Francisco and Boston, Uber is expanding the roll out of UberPool Express, its cheaper carpooling option that requires riders walk a block or two to a convenient pick-up location.

The big picture: Part of Uber and Lyft's appeal is the door-to-door service (unlike public transit,) but both companies have long experimented with carpooling as a way to drive down cost. Despite the jokes that these companies are reinventing busses, it's already been proven that in some cities there is a demand for private alternatives to public transit.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

Lou Correa. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.