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A suspect is now in custody in connection with the mailing of suspected explosive devices to high-profile Democrats. Cesar Sayoc has a record of arrests and criminal convictions, including a 2002 arrest for making a bomb threat, according to court records. In the wake of the arrest, President Donald Trump vowed to end political violence in the U.S. Then he used the moment to complain about hostility directed at him. "Who gets attacked more than me?" he asked. Here's the latest. —Josh Petri

Here are today's top stories

In Chengdu, Chinese rocket scientists are planning to launch a man-made moon bright enough to reduce the need for street lamps. It's the kind of thing that happens when your country is in a new gilded age of billionaires.

Billionaire Tom Barrack predicted correctly that Trump would become president. Then everything went wrong.

Prometea can judge you in about 10 seconds. The AI software is being used to automate parts of Argentina's legal system, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

The Trump administration wants to end California’s requirement for automakers to sell more electric cars in the state each year. America’s biggest automaker has a different idea: adopt the rule nationwide.

Tesla shares fell after a report that the FBI is examining if the electric carmaker misstated information about production of its Model 3 sedans.

Here's a horrifying question to consider: How much herbicide can you tolerate in your food, and for how long?

What's Luke Kawa thinking? The Bloomberg cross-asset reporter is marveling at the resilience of junk bonds during the current equity turmoil. As investors flock to defensive and quality stocks, junk bonds remain a surprising haven relative to the S&P 500. The worst-quality obligations in the high-yield space aren’t lagging, either. 

What you'll need to know tomorrow

The U.S. secretly halted JPMorgan's growth for years.Megyn Kelly was ousted from the "Today" show. Here's what to expect from Apple next week.The best breakfast in London, according to top chefs, is...Rolls-Royce is having trouble producing engines for a new Airbus jet.McLaren's Speedtail is a $2.3 million attempt to compete with Ferrari.No one wanted Trump's portrait, so his charity had to buy it.

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India's Electric Rickshaw Revolution

There are about 1.5 million e-rickshaws in India, and as many as 11,000 new ones hit the street every month. The ubiquitous three-wheelers are quieter, faster, cleaner and cheaper to maintain than a traditional auto rickshaw. They're also less strenuous than cycle rickshaws, which require all-day peddling, making the electric versions more lucrative.

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