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This mom left her day job while pregnant to help launch a YC-backed startup. Now, her team has an ambitious plan to make K-5 learning 'pods' more affordable for children of all backgrounds

Elizabeth Adams was three months pregnant and had a 6-year-old daughter when she started making weekly trips from Washington, DC, to Silicon Valley to participate in Y Combinator and launch her startup Trustle. Her team initially developed an app that allowed child care experts to connect over video calls with families who wanted support for everyday parenting challenges, like picky eating. Now, they're pivoting to offer affordable learning pods for students K-5, and they're reinvesting 80% of...
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TikTok's US employees are scared they won't get paid if the app is banned and now they're planning to sue the Trump administration

A US TikTok employee, Patrick Ryan, has launched a crowdfunder to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning TikTok from September. Ryan believes the executive order will mean TikTok can't pay its 1,500 US employees, and his lawyer plans to file a suit next week. Trump signed the executive order on August 6, barring US individuals and businesses from doing business with TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance from September 20. "The fear is that we will not be abl...
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TikTok's US employees want to sue the Trump administration so they can keep getting paid

A US TikTok employee, Patrick Ryan, has launched a crowdfunder to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning TikTok from September. Ryan believes the executive order will mean TikTok can't pay its 1,500 US employees, and his lawyer plans to file a suit next week. Trump signed the executive order on August 6, barring US individuals and businesses from doing business with TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance from September 20. "The fear is that we will not be abl...


Postal Service Warning Some States, Including California, It May Not Deliver Ballots In Time

(CNN) — The US Postal Service is warning states that voters risk not getting their ballots back to election offices in time because of lags in mail delivery, according to letters reviewed by CNN, adding a new level of uncertainty to the coming presidential election and leaving states to ascertain how to adjust. Multiple states received communications from the USPS general counsel outlining standard mail delivery times and prices leading up to the November election and warning secretaries of stat...
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Obama condemns Trump for trying to 'actively kneecap' the US Postal Service – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ bid to discourage votingPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.17pm BST According to the Washington Post, the USPS had warns 46 states, and Washington DC that some mailed ballots may not arrive in time to be counted for November election.From the Post:So...
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Instagram 'micro' and 'nano' influencers have become a powerful force for marketers, but data suggests only a small fraction of them are doing brand deals

New data from Socialbakers, a social-media marketing company, suggests that "micro" (10,000 to 50,000 followers) and "nano" (under 10,000 followers) influencers make up the majority of brand collaborations on Instagram. Together, they consisted of around 70% of brand collaborations in 2020 as of July, Socialbakers found. Still, only a small fraction of micro and nano influencers overall used #ad or other tags indicating a post was sponsored in the first quarter of 2020. This suggests there are...
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WeWork nabbed a fresh $1.1 billion in financing from SoftBank as the coworking giant's membership dropped

WeWork's membership dropped by 81,000 in the second quarter, per financial information sent to employees on Thursday.  The company's revenue increased 9% year-on-year to $882 million. SoftBank extended another $1.1 billion in debt financing in the second quarter, giving WeWork $4.1 billion in cash and unfunded cash commitments.  For more WeWork stories, click here. WeWork saw its membership number fall in the second quarter, but the coworking giant continued to add locations and nabbed a fres...
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Short-form video app Triller has recruited influencers from the TikTok collective Sway LA to live in its 2 new content houses

The short-form video app Triller has opened up two new creator houses in Los Angeles. The house's first residents are members of the TikTok creator collective Sway LA. Three of its tenants — Josh Richards, Noah Beck, and Griffin Johnson — have direct ties to Triller as investors and advisors. Triller said it's going back-and-forth on names for its creator houses, but "Trill" house and "Ill" house are early contenders. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Short-form video app T...
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'We’re living like it’s not happening': Michelle Obama opens up about menopause

The former first lady used her podcast to also draw attention to other issues affecting women such as weight, ageing and imageMichelle Obama made a point of breaking taboos about women’s health in the latest episode of her new podcast, talking about going through menopause in the workplace, weight, ageing and image.In a conversation with Samantha Malone, a longtime friend and Washington DC-based obstetrician and gynecologist, the former first lady shared a story about having a hot flash while on...
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The Small, Black-Owned Record Label That Made a Big Impact in 1970s D.C.

A new compilation of music released on Black Fire Records is a vital link between jazz and go-go, the city’s official genre.
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Lyft couldn't pivot to food delivery or overseas markets as the coronavirus decimated ride-hail in the US. Here's what to expect from its earnings report. (LYFT)

Lyft will reveal its second-quarter financial results on Wednesday afternoon.  Unlike Uber, which reported last week, Lyft didn't have a delivery arm to lean on as the coronavirus decimated rides requests.  Analysts expect the company to report its lowest revenues in more than three years.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lyft will report its second-quarter results on Wednesday afternoon, providing the first comprehensive look at just how badly the coronavirus pandemic hur...
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Secretive Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
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Real estate giant CBRE has an 'unparalleled' amount of data. Its tech chief lays out how it's putting it to good use.

Sandeep Davé became the Chief Digital and Technical Officer at CBRE, the world's largest real estate services firm, in July as the pandemic accelerated real estate technology adoption. Business Insider spoke with Davé about how the pandemic has affected CBRE's use of technology and the promises of what real estate data could do. Davé also walked through how the firm thinks about what technology to buy, build, or partner with. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Data has permea...
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[Update: 33 States And Territories Now On Quarantine List] New York Tri-State Area 14 Day Quarantine For Everyone Arriving From States With High COVID-19 Infection Rates

Update, 8/11: NY has removed Alaska, Delaware, Ohio, New Mexico, Washington, and Washington DC from the quarantine list below. Hawaii, South Dakota, and the US Virgin Islands have been added to the quarantine list. Update, 8/11: NY says that they will add checkpoints to enforce their quarantine. Update, 7/14: NY has added more states and […]
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Secretive data-analytics firm Palantir Technologies has thrived in the shadows, but a coming IPO could poke holes in its most valuable asset — its reputation

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
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Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
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From warehouses to office space, real-estate markets are getting turned upside down. These are the new winners and losers.

Offices, hotels, and malls were emptied by the coronavirus. Even as they reopen, the disruption has many thinking we're looking at a new normal for how we occupy space.  Big firms are rethinking office needs — and some commercial real-estate deals are being put on ice as financing dries up.  A surge in e-commerce, meanwhile, is fueling demand for warehouse and cold-storage space from companies like Amazon.  For more stories like this, sign up here for our Wall Street Insider newsletter. The c...
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Never-Trump GOPers Must Support Democracy Reform To Cleanse Party When He’s Gone

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  While it is refreshing to see a bevy of conservative intellectuals and former Republicans take on Donald Trump with an eye toward electing Joe Biden as president, this mobilization seems bereft of a strategic plan for re-establishing a center-right party that is not rooted in white grievance politics and an insatiable desire to own the libs. Fair enough; there is a serious enough task at hand. But plan beats no plan, a...
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Guest Post: Top Five Mistakes Small Business Owners are Making During Pandemic

These challenging times are a stress test for all companies.  As the owner of a debt mitigation company, I have never seen such a wide variety of issues plaguing the fiscal health of small business owners. Some businesses are open, while others are closed but trying to reopen while the remainder are waiting for the government to allow them to reopen. My company has helped almost 2,000 businesses and we have seen every issue a struggling business might face.  Patterns emerge, and the top five mis...
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The Same Racist Rhetoric Used To Oppose D.C. Statehood Keeps The Federal Government Dysfunctional 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  The House’s passage of legislation approving D.C. statehood in late June marked a milestone in the political struggle for full enfranchisement of the district, which, until recently, was a majority African-American city, and would become America’s most predominantly African-American state. The bill, passed largely along party lines, met pushback from Republicans who recycled the same racist rhetoric opponents of stateho...
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NASA Ditching 'Insensitive' Nicknames for Cosmic Objects (slashdot)

NASA is "reconsidering how we talk about space," reports CNET: NASA gave two examples of cosmic objects it'll no longer use nicknames for. Planetary nebula NGC 2392 has been called the "Eskimo Nebula." "'Eskimo' is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions," NASA explained. NASA already added a note to a 2008 image release showing NGC 2392 that explains the decision to retire the nickname. The agency will also use only the offici...
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21 people shot, including one fatally, after large gathering in Washington, DC

One person is dead and at least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals after an overnight shooting in Washington, DC, authorities told CNN.
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21 people were shot, including one fatally, after large gathering in Washington, DC

A teenager was killed and 20 others, including an off-duty police officer, were shot at a large gathering in southeast Washington, DC, early Sunday.
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20 people shot, including one fatally, after large gathering in Washington, DC

One person is dead and at least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals after an overnight shooting in Washington, DC, authorities told CNN.
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Boris Ivanov: Oil and Gas Entrepreneur

Today, Boris Ivanov is best known for his innovative oil and gas extraction process. In a world focused on finding renewable energy sources, Boris Ivanov is one of the few who recognizes that the world will still be depending on fuels like oil and gas for another 50 years or more. Thanks to his company, GPB Global Resources, the oil industry is getting upgraded. While the #Covid19 pandemic triggered the biggest demand crash in history, growth in petrochemicals suggests oil demand may climb new ...
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Shooting in Washington, D.C., Leaves 1 Dead and 20 Wounded

An off-duty police officer was in critical condition after multiple people opened fire on what appeared to be a block party, the police said.
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At Least 1 Dead and 20 Wounded in Washington, D.C., Shooting

One person was in critical condition after multiple people opened fire on what appeared to be a block party, the police said.
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1 dead and at least nine hospitalized after a Washington DC shooting

One person is dead and at least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals after an overnight shooting in Washington, DC, authorities told CNN.
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One person died and at least 9 others were taken to hospitals after a shooting in Washington, DC

One person is dead and at least nine others were taken to nearby hospitals early Sunday after a shooting in Washington, DC, authorities said.
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1 person has died and at least nine were transported to the hospital after a Washington DC shooting

One person is dead and at least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals after an overnight shooting in Washington, DC, authorities told CNN.
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