Tensions in Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff, who is facing impeachment by the country’s legislature, accused lawmakers of staging a “coup” plot against her, and hinted Vice President Michel Temer was in on it. A congressional committee has voted to recommend going ahead with impeachment proceedings, and the lower house of Brazil’s Congress will vote on the matter this weekend.
An execution commences: The U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt the scheduled execution of a Georgia man tonight despite evidence his sentencing jury had been tainted by racism. Matt has the story here.
What Uber tells the government: In its first-ever transparency report, Uber revealed that the ride-sharing company provided information for over 11.6 million users and nearly 600,000 drivers to state and local regulatory agencies between July and December 2015. A different Matt has the story here.
News from this afternoon here