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Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok’s ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company’s US operations today.

The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration’s attempts to issue a nationwide ban on the app, which allows users to record short videos synchronized with music. Now, the decision on the ban will be delayed until at least after Election Day 2020.

Chandlee came in at the beginning of 2020 to head up TikTok’s global business solutions, the division working with brands to advertise on the growing platform, Business Insider previously reported. Under Chandlee, TikTok’s ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her Labor Day visit to a critical swing state, while President Donald Trump assailed the Democratic ticket and tried to put the halting economic recovery under the best light.

Harris gathered with Jacob Blake’s father, two sisters and members of his legal team at the airport in Milwaukee while Blake’s mother and attorney Ben Crump joined by phone. Blake joined the conversation by phone from his hospital bed, and Harris told him she was proud of him for how he was working through his pain, his attorneys said in a statement. Harris also spoke individually to each member of the family and discussed Biden’s police reform agenda, they said.

Joe Biden met with the family last week in Milwaukee before visiting Kenosha, the city where police

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (David Banks / Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Times has obtained a letter NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent to league employees addressing the issues that led players to walk out Wednesday in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wis.

Dear Colleagues,

I have heard from several of you directly and I understand the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us are feeling in this moment. These are incredibly challenging times, especially for those of you on our campuses in Orlando and Bradenton who are far away from your family and friends.

First, let me say that I wholeheartedly support NBA and WNBA players and their commitment to shining a light on important issues of social justice. While I don’t walk in the same shoes as Black men and

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  • Kamala Harris told NBC News on Thursday that the police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back “should be charged.”
  • Blake was repeatedly shot in the back on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while opening the door to a car holding his three young children.
  • The officer who pulled the trigger has been identified as Rusten Sheskey, who joined the Kenosha Police Department in 2013.
  • Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, is now paralyzed from the waist down and handcuffed to his hospital bed, his father said Thursday.
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris says she believes the police officer who repeatedly shot Jacob Blake in the back, leaving him paralyzed, should be charged with a crime.

“I don’t have all the evidence,” the California senator told NBC News, but “based on what I’ve seen it seems the officer should be charged.”

Blake, a

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Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and the entire organization was called out Thursday by two of its Black minor leaguers.

First baseman Chris Gittens and outfielder Caanan Smith want the Yankees to do more to support the Black community, which has been outraged again since last Sunday when Wisconsin man Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer while resisting arrest.

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“Really need my team to make a statement,” tweeted Gittens, a first baseman who hit 23 homers playing for Double-A Trenton in 2019. “You have guys in your organization that needs to see that you are with us and not about the money!!! Don’t stay silent!!!!! #BLM

Smith, who was a fourth-round draft pick in 2017, later followed suit by tweeting, “Yankees be with us.”

Yankees 2018 first round

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Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian talks to protestors outside the safety building. After he was shouted down he returned to the building. Police fired pepper spray at the crowd to prevent them from entering.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Journal Sentinel reporters are in Kenosha in the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back multiple times by police Sunday. Check back for updates.

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9:15 a.m.: Business owners assess damage on State Street in Madison

The smell of smoke and spilled liquor hung over State Street on Tuesday morning, following a night of unrest in Madison.

Up and down State Street, business owners were out evaluating damage, sweeping up smashed glass from windows and rehanging plywood on

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