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White House press secretary Josh Earnest got some unexpected backup at Thursday’s news conference — from Siri.

“Sorry, I’m not sure what you want me to change,” the iPhone’s virtual assistant said, from some unidentified reporter’s phone. Watch the video of the reporter’s question about the politics of the Iran nuclear deal — and you’ll realize that Siri is smarter than we give her credit for.

Video via C-SPAN.

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For months, one postal worker had been doing all she could to protect herself from COVID-19. She wore a mask long before it was required at her plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. She avoided the lunch room, where she saw little social distancing, and ate in her car.

The stakes felt especially high. Her husband, a postal worker in the same facility, was at high risk because his immune system is compromised by a condition unrelated to the coronavirus. And the 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service knew that her job, operating a machine that sorts mail by ZIP code, would be vital to processing the flood of mail-in ballots expected this fall.

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