Kia Kokalitcheva Mar 10, 2017
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Waymo asks judge to block Uber's self-driving car project

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Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car unit, has asked a federal judge in California for a preliminary injunction to block Uber's self-driving car project, according to new court documents obtained by news outlets.

Expert testimony: Waymo also filed the sworn testimony of Gary Brown, a forensic security engineer at Google since 2013, according to The Verge. Brown says that according to logs from Google's secure network, Anthony Levandowski, a Google engineer who left the company to start the self-driving car startup Uber acquired last year, downloaded 14,000 files from Google containing proprietary information before leaving the company in early 2016. Brown also names two other engineers, Radu Raduta and Sameer Kshirsagar, who he claims also downloaded proprietary files before leaving Google to join Levandowski.

In late February, Waymo filed a lawsuit against Levandowski's startup and Uber, claiming they stole intellectual property from Google.

What to watch: Uber has called the lawsuit "baseless," so it's likely to try to prove that its own technology is different from Waymo's. Last year, in an interview with Forbes, Levandowski emphasized his team didn't steal any intellectual property from Google and it has "all the logs" to show that.

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Trump: Transgender people "disqualified" from the military

SecDef Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford.
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President Trump late Friday issued an order disqualifying most transgender people from serving in the military.

"[T]ransgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances."

Why it matters: Anything short of an inclusive policy for transgender troops will be viewed as a continuation of the ban Trump announced on Twitter in August.

Haley Britzky 3 hours ago
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Both Bush and Obama also requested line item veto power

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President Trump tweeted on Friday evening that to avoid having "this omnibus situation from ever happening again," he wants Congress to re-instate "a line-item veto."

Why it matters: This would allow him to veto specific parts of a bill without getting rid of the entire thing. Trump was deeply unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress early Friday morning, but signed it anyway on Friday afternoon.