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Karen Bass, Leading Voice in Policing Debate, Is Under Consideration for V.P.

By Alexander Burns

Ms. Bass, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, has been in touch with advisers to Joseph R. Biden Jr. who have been tasked with screening candidates for the vice presidency.

House Passes Sweeping Policing Bill Targeting Racial Bias and Use of Force

By Catie Edmondson

Democrats’ legislation would institute significant changes to the rules that govern how police officers operate, but it is doomed in the Republican-led Senate.

Drawing on Decades of Activism, Karen Bass Leads Democrats’ Policing Overhaul

By Nicholas Fandos

The California congresswoman, who heads the Congressional Black Caucus and was the first black woman speaker of a state legislature, has navigated internal divides to produce Democrats’ expansive bill.

EU Commission pressed on controversial links to PalantirΒ 

By Samuel Stolton

MEPs have urged the European Commission to provide more details on the EU's relationship with controversial US big data analytics firm Palantir, following a series of revelations detailing the involvement of the company in Europe.

Jon Ossoff Wins Democratic Senate Primary in Georgia

By Richard Fausset and Reid J. Epstein

A day after the state’s elections descended into confusion, Mr. Ossoff, a 33-year-old Democrat, emerged as the party’s challenger to the Republican incumbent, Senator David Perdue.

Major Problems With Voting in Atlanta as 5 States Hold Primaries

By Astead W. Herndon and Stephanie Saul

Some voting machines were not working as polls opened, and voters across Georgia reported long lines and widespread frustration. Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia are also voting today.

Discovery promotes Karen Leever

By Chris Dziadul

Karen Leever has been promoted to president of US digital products and marketing at Discovery.

Reporting to Peter Faricy, CEO, global direct to consumer, she will continue to oversee the company’s suite of 18 TV Everywhere GO apps and manage the design, development, engineering, analytics, operations and monetisation of the company’s growing US digital businesses. Additionally, she will spearhead Discovery’s domestic direct-to-consumer endeavours.

Commenting on the promotion, David Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery, said: “Over the past three years, Karen has brought us where we are today with GO, building an incredibly successful, mobile-first TV everywhere business that our super fans love and helping to attract new, younger audiences to our brands and programmes.

Faricy added: “It is terrific to join a company with such a great digital team already in place.

“A strong, experienced executive, Karen has been an integral part of Discovery’s pivot to a digitally focused company and is the perfect person to lead the charge as we move forward. I am excited to collaborate with her.”

Leever said: “It has been wonderful to collaborate with Discovery’s iconic portfolio of networks to expand their reach and bring their world-class content to super fans on new platforms and devices anytime, anywhere.

“I am honoured to work with such an amazing team who has reimagined the way our viewers watch television and so look forward to being a part of the next chapter in Discovery’s story.”

Leever most recently served as executive VP and general manager of Digital Media at Discovery, during which time she launched the company’s mobile-first suite of TV Everywhere GO apps and led their strategy, design and development.

Prior to joining Discovery she spent 10 years at DirecTV, most recently as senior VP, digital and direct sales. Earlier, she was at kmart.com, HSN and QVC. She also sits on the boards of Express, Inc. and Group Nine Media.

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