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Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

When Uber rings in on the New York Stock Exchange next month, expect to see a balcony peppered with longtime executives, drivers and couriers. But not necessarily its three co-founders: former CEO Travis Kalanick, Ryan Graves and Garrett Camp.

The bottom line: Axios has learned from multiple sources that there was a board-level discussion about having the three join, as opposed to just being invited to the exchange floor, but current CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was noncommittal.

The state of play: Kalanick raised the issue during a recent board meeting discussion of listing day, according to multiple sources, basically asking if the trio would have formal roles in the ceremony. Graves added that he believed they should.

  • Benchmark partner Matt Cohler also spoke in favor of their involvement, while adding it also should be clear that Khosrowshahi is now the one in charge. Cohler's support was notable, given that Benchmark once sued Kalanick for fraud.
  • The basic argument: Uber wouldn't be going public without Khosrowshahi, but also not without the co-founders — and Kalanick in particular.

What's next: Khosrowshahi said he'd have to think about it, following what was a short discussion. For now, it seems that the founders will simply be invited to be on the NYSE floor, along with their fellow board members.

  • Uber declined comment through a spokesperson, while Kalanick could not be reached for comment.

Go deeper: Inside Travis Kalanick's downfall at Uber

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In photos: Tears, hugs, cheers as U.S. reacts to Chauvin guilty verdict

People react after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

People across the U.S. rallied into the night Tuesday, cheering, hugging and crying tears of relief after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd.

Driving the news: After Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump tweeted, "GUILTY! Painfully earned justice has finally arrived for George Floyd’s family. ... Justice for Black America is justice for all of America!"

Columbus police officer fatally shoots Black teenage girl

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The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the fatal police shooting of a Black teenage girl in Columbus on Tuesday afternoon.

Of note: The shooting of the girl, identified by family members as Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, occurred just before the verdict was announced in the Minneapolis murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, and as the nation grapples with police reform.

European Super League faces collapse after English soccer teams quit

Fans of Chelsea Football Club protest the European Super League outside Stamford Bridge soccer stadium in London, England. Photo: Rob Pinney/Getty Images

The European Super League announced in a statement Tuesday night it's "proposing a new competition" and considering the next steps after all six English soccer clubs pulled out of the breakaway tournament.

Why it matters: The announcement that 12 of the richest clubs in England, Spain and Italy would start a new league was met with backlash from fans, soccer stars and politicians. The British government had threatened to pass legislation to stop it from going ahead.