Women hold placards with the names of all women who were killed by their partners this year in Spain. Photo: Jesus Merida/SOPA Images, LightRocket via Getty Images

Of the 87,000 gender-related homicides of women and girls around the world in 2017, more than half of the victims were killed by intimate partners or family members, according to a new UN report.

Why it matters: Women are much more likely to be killed by someone they know. In terms of raw numbers, men are more likely to die from homicide — making up 80% of the total number of victims in 2017 — but are much more likely to be killed by strangers. The trend illustrates how "women continue to bear the heaviest burden of lethal victimization as a result of gender stereotypes and inequality," according to the report.

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Breaking down the Tesla obsession

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Tesla is the company of the moment — the prime exemplar of just about any big and important trend that you might care about.

Why it matters: Almost every reader of finance and business news will have at least one strongly-held opinion about Tesla. What you might not realize is just how widely those opinions range, and the degree to which they map onto much broader views of the world.

Gallup: Party preference swings dramatically in favor of Democrats

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Americans' political party preferences have swung sharply from a 2-point Republican advantage in January to an 11-point Democratic advantage in July, according to Gallup's monthly averages of telephone polls in 2020.

The big picture: The dramatic shift is more a product of fewer people identifying as Republican or Republican-leaning (down 8% since January) than gains among those who identify as Democratic or Democratic-leaning (up 5%).

Nancy Pelosi: "I yearn for other Republican presidents"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on President Trump Thursday to exercise "the full power" of the Defense Production Act to meet coronavirus equipment needs and accused him of engaging in a "massive dereliction of duty" by ignoring science during the pandemic.

What she's saying: "I yearn for other Republican presidents," Pelosi said at a press conference. "While we may have disagreed on many points, but at least we had a shared commitment to the governance of our country."