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 2018-11-17 18:00 

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Why drug prices matter: Lives and livelihoods are at stake...

Drug prices are a big deal politically because they're a big deal personally. Time after time, the issue is thrust back into the spotlight by virtue of giant price increases on drugs that aren't new or innovative, but are still life-savers for mil...

 2018-11-17 17:30 

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How a nonprofit called Civica Rx is trying to provide cheaper drugs...

Data: U.S. Government Accountability Office ; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios Generic erythromycin, an antibiotic, saw price hikes every year from 2010 to 2017, ultimately ending up roughly 50 times more expensive than it started. It's not alone. The marke...

 2018-11-17 17:00 

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Exclusive poll: Americans don't think Trump will reduce drug prices...

Data: SurveyMonkey online poll conducted Nov. 13-15, 2018 among 2,798 U.S. adults. Total margin of error is 2.5 percentage points; Poll methodology ; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios Americans don't have much confidence in President Trump's pledge to bri...

 2018-11-17 16:31 

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The many reasons why drugs cost so much...

The system for setting drug prices in the U.S. is a labyrinth. It can be enormously frustrating for patients — and enormously rewarding for the drug companies, pharmacies, doctors, hospitals and assorted middlemen that profit along the way. The big ...

 2018-11-17 15:46 

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In the coming decades, seniors will work long past 65...

The developed world is aging — in the coming decades, the U.S., Europe and nations across Asia will have hundreds of millions more people who are 60 and older. The big picture: Much of this coming avalanche of senior citizens won't be playing pi...

 2018-11-17 14:02 

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How inmates who fight wildfires are later denied firefighting jobs...

There are about 1,500 prisoners doing the grueling work of fighting California wildfires, including the record-breaking Camp Fire , according to the New York Times . This is a long-standing program in which inmates earn up to $3 a day for their volunteer ...

 2018-11-17 13:39 

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Trump's moment of truth...

Responding to questions from Robert Mueller is President Trump's literal moment of truth. Why it matters: Over his decades in public life, Trump has faced scant — if any — serious consequences for saying things that are not true. However, ...

 2018-11-17 12:30 

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All rise for AI...

A court hands down an opinion: thoughtfully reasoned, forcefully argued, eminently fair. It's lauded widely — until it comes out that the author wasn't a renowned judge but rather an advanced artificial intelligence system. The big question:...

 2018-11-17 12:00 

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The newest target in political cyberattacks: campaign pocketbooks...

In the 2016 presidential election, Russian agents created havoc by stealing and releasing emails. Campaigns have since improved their security with measures like two-factor authentication and encrypted and ephemeral messaging. But so-called doxxing attack...

 2018-11-17 11:00 

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Walmart is trying cashierless again...

In May, Walmart put the kibosh on cashierless shopping — it said that its customers aren't so interested in possibly faster checkout without human help. But this week, it's started trying again. What's going on: In Dallas, Walmart's ...

 2018-11-17 02:48 

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71 dead, over 1,000 unaccounted for from California Camp Fire...

The Butte County Sheriff announced Friday evening that 71 people have been confirmed dead and more than 1,000 are unaccounted for as evacuations continue for northern California's Camp Fire. Why it matters: The victim tolls rose sharply from early Fri...

 2018-11-16 23:47 

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CIA report: Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing...

The CIA has concluded with "high confidence" that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the Washington Post reports , citing people familiar with the matter. The big picture: MBS has...

 2018-11-16 22:39 

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Stacey Abrams to file lawsuit challenging Georgia election...

Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday acknowledged her Republican opponent Brian Kemp as the winner of the Georgia gubernatorial election, and said she will file a federal lawsuit challenging the "gross mismanagement" of Georgia's election, the Ass...

 2018-11-16 22:30 

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U.S.-China trade deal is a stretch as Pence spells out U.S. demands...

There are only 13 days until President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to meet in Argentina — and the leaks, rumors and guesses are flying fast. The big picture: The best case scenario appears to be a tariff ceasefire with some sort of fr...

 2018-11-16 21:43 

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Scorched and smothered by wildfires, California's 13 months of hell...

California is never immune to big fires, but a look at the past 13 months reveals a horrifying path of destruction that deserves equal screen time to the latest political intrigues. Driving the news : Parts of the state are blanketed in smoke, with temper...

 2018-11-16 19:32 

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Trump to nominate Andrew Wheeler as permanent head of EPA...

During the Medal of Freedom ceremony Friday, President Trump said he was nominating acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, to head the agency permanently. What's next: Wheeler, who is a former coal lobbyist and ha...

 2018-11-16 19:10 

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Supreme Court to hear dispute over census citizenship question...

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear oral arguments on February 19 regarding a legal challenge by 18 states to the Trump administration's controversial decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Why it matters: Census data is u...

 2018-11-16 18:14 

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Trump says he "just finished" answering Mueller's questions...

President Trump told reporters Friday that he has "just finished" writing his answers to questions submitted by Robert Mueller's team, emphasizing that he has written the answers himself, not his lawyers, and that they will be submitted to the...

 2018-11-16 17:50 

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Diane Greene steps down as Google's cloud chief...

Diane Greene is stepping down as the head of Google's cloud computing business, three years after taking the role. She will be replaced by Thomas Kurian, who has been president of Oracle since late 2014. Greene will continue to serve as a director on ...

 2018-11-16 17:06 

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631 missing in California wildfire as death and damage tolls rise...

California's Camp Fire has now claimed 63 lives and destroyed at least 9,844 homes , 336 commercial and 2,076 other buildings. A staggering 631 people are now listed as missing, a up from previous figures of around 200. Why it matters: The Camp Fire i...

 2018-11-16 15:32 

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White House ordered to return Jim Acosta's press pass...

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly issued a temporary restraining order Friday forcing the White House to reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials. The big picture: Judge Kelly said it is likely that Acosta's first and fifth amend...

 2018-11-16 14:28 

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Autonomous Vehicles could be huge for small businesses...

While Ford's autonomous vehicles are learning to drive on Miami's bustling streets, the company is simultaneously mapping out a business strategy for the driverless future by tapping local merchants for input on its first purpose-built AV. Why it ...

 2018-11-16 12:18 

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The number of uninsured Americans holds steady under Trump...

Data: CDC ; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Overall, the number of Americans who don't have health insurance is holding pretty steady under President Trump. The uninsured rate stood at 12.5% in the first half of this year, according to the latest data...

 2018-11-16 12:09 

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Justice Department accidentally reveals Julian Assange indictment...

The Justice Department has prepped an indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to documents from an unsealed court filing, the New York Times reports. Why it matters: The disclosure was unintentional, prosecutors say, and was inadver...

 2018-11-16 10:49 

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Trump's conservative media comfort trap...

Conservative media pose a surprising risk to the Trump administration. Why it matters: While outlets like Fox News' opinion programs provide unstintingly positive coverage of his administration, close presidential advisers and White House officials, a...

 2018-11-16 10:15 

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Facebook leaders' strategy on consultants: "We didn't know"...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that he and COO Sheryl Sandberg were unaware of the company's involvement with a Washington, D.C.-based opposition research firm that had tried to link an anti-Facebook campaign to billionaire philanthropist ...

 2018-11-16 10:00 

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Why corporations are thrilled about falling oil prices...

Falling oil prices are bad news for the oil industry — but they're great news for corporations that could use the relief from other expenses. Why it matters: With a tight labor market that's forcing companies to pay more to attract workers, ...

 2018-11-16 02:41 

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Humans are a wildfire threat multiplier...

Data: CAL FIRE and US Forest Service , NOAA ; Note: Lines of best fit created using LOESS smoothing; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios The fires that wiped out the town of Paradise, California, and burned all the way to the Pacific Ocean in Malibu are the latest...

 2018-11-16 01:05 

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Californians usually rebuild after fires. That could change....

For Californians — many of them inured to routine annual fires, mudslides and earthquakes — a key question is not whether to rebuild when catastrophe strikes yet again. It's whether they can afford it. Driving the news: For many fire victi...

 2018-11-16 00:39 

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Half of the post-millennial generation is non-white...

Reproduced from Pew Research Center; Note: Racial groups include only single-race Hispanics. Hispanics can be any race. Rows may add to more than 100% due to rounding; Chart: Axios Visuals In a potentially significant political trend, almost half of 6- to...

 2018-11-15 23:35 

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Bipartisan Senate bill targets Saudis for Khashoggi and Yemen...

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced legislation Thursday that would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi coalition warplanes bombing Yemen. Why it matters: This legislative attempt seeks to punish the kingdom...

 2018-11-15 22:23 

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7 women file lawsuit alleging Dartmouth ignored sexual assault claims...

Dartmouth College is being sued by seven women over sexual assault, harassment and discrimination claims targeting three prominent male professors, the New York Times reports. Details: The three men — William Kelly, Todd Heatherton, and Paul Whalen ...

 2018-11-15 22:11 

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Scoop: The millionaire funding the campaign to break up Facebook...

A Pennsylvania philanthropist and former hedge fund executive named David Magerman was the initial donor behind a high-profile campaign urging regulators to break up Facebook, he confirmed to Axios for the first time on Thursday. Why it matters: Magerman ...

 2018-11-15 22:00 

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"Laughingstock" USA: Florida recount woes cause election chaos...

Eighteen years after hanging chads and the Brooks Brothers riot, the Sunshine State is once again at the center of an election mess of its own doing. The big picture : Florida is in the middle of three statewide recounts, and three counties in particular ...

 2018-11-15 20:05 

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Zuckerberg responds to criticism after major New York Times story...

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he didn't know about Facebook's relationship with a Washington-based opposition research firm that The New York Times reported Facebook was working with and that those DC-based oppo...

 2018-11-15 19:53 

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Fox News competitor OANN backs Trump White House against CNN...

The conservative One America News Network is breaking with most media organizations by supporting the White House against CNN in the legal battle over correspondent Jim Acosta's suspended press badge. "WE are going to file in the CNN vs White Hous...

 2018-11-15 18:19 

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SpaceX gets federal approval to launch 7,000 satellites into orbit...

Elon Musk's SpaceX won permission from the Federal Communications Commission to launch 7,000 Starlink internet satellites into space, creating a path for the company to build a network of nearly 12,000 satellites surrounding the Earth and providing in...

 2018-11-15 18:10 

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White House considers expelling Erdogan enemy to ease pressure on Saudis...

The White House is exploring options for expelling Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish cleric accused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, in hopes that Erdogan lets up pressure on the Saudis over the murder of journalist...

 2018-11-15 16:26 

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Here's how this year's wildfire season compares to past years...

At least 8.5 million acres have been torched by wildfires so far this year across the United States, according to data from the National Interagency Coordination Center — about 2.1 million acres above the 10-year average of 6.3 million acres burned ...

 2018-11-15 15:53 

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Theresa May's premiership faces reckoning over Brexit deal...

British Prime Minister Theresa May lost two of her Cabinet ministers Thursday morning — crucially, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab — as well as a host of junior ministers and could face more resignations by day's end after her proposed Brexi...

 2018-11-15 15:32 

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LIVE: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon speaks with Axios...

Live from Columbus, Axios hosts a conversation on the future of work and how our jobs are about to change in the coming years, featuring JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, Sonder founder and CEO Francis Davidson and Jeni Britton Baue...

 2018-11-15 14:00 

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Facebook fires Republican consulting firm that invoked Soros...

Facebook has ended its contract with Definers Public Affairs, a consulting firm that came under fire on Wednesday after the New York Times published an investigation focused in part on the tactics it had used to take on critics of the social giant. The bi...

 2018-11-15 13:35 

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Judge says Florida ballots with mismatched signatures can be reviewed...

A Florida judge has ruled that the state will have until Saturday to potentially count mail and provisional ballots that were rejected due to mismatched signatures, reports the Washington Post . Why it matters: Assuming the signature issues are resolved, ...

 2018-11-15 11:26 

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi killing...

The Saudi government announced that it will seek the death penalty for at least five of the 11 people indicted in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reports the Washington Post . The big picture: More than a month after Khashoggi wa...

 2018-11-15 10:57 

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Inside Trump's embrace of sentencing reform...

President Trump's backing of bipartisan criminal justice reform yesterday is a 180-degree twist from Campaign Trump, who ran on 1980s-style law and order. How it happened: Jared Kushner brought the president a long way to get his support. Criminal jus...

 2018-11-15 10:51 

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A presidential map for the 21st century...

Note: Nebraska and Maine split their electoral college votes according to statewide popular vote and the vote within each congressional district; Data: Doug Sosnik; Chart: Axios Visuals To win re-election, President Trump must wage a two-front war: Not on...

 2018-11-15 10:30 

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The wildfire disaster in Paradise, California didn't have to happen...

Illustration: Ada Amer/Axios In the U.S., there are warnings for tornadoes, floods and hurricanes — but the nearly 30,000 residents of Paradise, California got no official warning from the National Weather Service that an explosively growing wildfir...

 2018-11-15 10:15 

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Republicans have now lost most House districts where 40% of the women have college degrees...

Adapted from Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas; Graphic: Naema Ahmed/Axios Here's a big part of the reason House Republicans lost the suburbs in the midterms: they were thrown out in 16 districts where at least 40% of the women have college degrees. ...

 2018-11-15 10:12 

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Dominic Raab resigns as Theresa May's Brexit Secretary...

Dominic Raab, British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Secretary, resigned Thursday — the morning after May's Cabinet approved a draft agreement for Brexit. Why it matters: Raab is the second Brexit secretary that May has lost over her pl...

 2018-11-15 10:00 

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Why the Trump administration is cracking down on vaping...

The Food and Drug Administration will announce today a series of actions aimed at cracking down on youth vaping, despite e-cigarette maker Juul's last-minute effort to self-police. Between the lines: After years of warnings that flavored e-cigarettes ...

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