In this May 22, 2018 file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves in Atlanta.

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In some ways, Stacey Abrams is an outlier among the names being floated as potential vice presidential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. 

For instance, she moonlights as a romance-suspense novelist. 

And when it comes to politics her experience level is limited compared to other potential picks. 

Abrams served in the Georgia House of Representatives, but has not led a state, like Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, or served in Congress, like Sen. Kamala Harris. Abrams tried to move up the political ladder in 2018 when she ran for governor of Georgia, but lost to then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, in a high-profile race that vaulted her into the national spotlight. 

For all the attention she has received, though, she remains a bit of a long shot to join Biden. On Wednesday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Abrams said she had yet to hear from the Biden camp as potential running mates undergo vetting. Yet she has continued to make her case to join the ticket.

“I know that when I’m asked the questions ‘Are you

Tim Ryan, who runs the U.S. arm of global consulting and accounting powerhouse PwC, has a full house: He’s been quarantined at his home in Boston with his family, which includes six children and a dog, for nearly three months now. That’s a huge turnaround from the typical corporate grind. “For the last 25 years I’ve spent every week traveling between three to six different cities around the world,” he says.

He’s also been swept up in the calls for change in corporate America in response to the outpouring of support at Black Lives Matter protests across the country. As he wrote to the PwC community, “I cofounded the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion in response to the killing of unarmed Black men in the summer of 2016. Two years later, in 2018, we lost a member of our PwC community, Botham Jean, to this same kind of violence, and I witnessed the pain his family had to—and still has to—endure over the loss of their son and brother.” Ryan wrote that among other actions, PwC will be giving employees a paid week off to volunteer for nonprofits, releasing diversity stats, creating a staff-led group to advise management on …