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 2018-08-20 22:29 

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Jury yet to reach verdict in Manafort trial...

The jury deliberations will enter a fifth day on Tuesday morning....

 2018-08-20 21:51 

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Exclusive poll: Americans want Trump to quit hammering foreign allies...

Americans are more worried about the rupturing of international alliances and agreements than they are about being pushed around by other countries, according to a new Axios/ SurveyMonkey poll. Data: Survey Monkey online poll conducted August 15-17, 2018 ...

 2018-08-20 21:51 

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Pope Francis' historic letter...

Pope Francis released a first-of-its-kind letter today mourning the Catholic Church's "atrocities" and failures to protect children from abusive clergy. Why it matters: The Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal is global, with victims and co...

 2018-08-20 20:50 

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How contact lenses contribute to plastic pollution...

Billions of contact lenses get flushed down the drain every year in the U.S., and researchers from Arizona State University have discovered it takes more than a week for the lenses to even begin to disintegrate, according to research detailed in Scientifi...

 2018-08-20 19:25 

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Spanish border crossings have quadrupled in 2018...

A 20-foot high barbed wire fence and 1,100 police officers in the city of Ceuta — which belongs to Spain despite its place on Africa's northern coast, bordering Morocco — is all that separates migrants from dreams of asylum in Europe, writ...

 2018-08-20 18:30 

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Trump envoy held secret meeting with Palestinian President's son...

President Trump's special envoy for Middle East peace, Jason Greenblatt, held a secret meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' son last September on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, Israeli officials tell me. Why it ma...

 2018-08-20 15:45 

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The SpaceX factor in Elon Musk's Tesla takeover plan...

Last week the New York Times suggested that SpaceX may help Elon Musk finance his attempted buyout of Tesla. Bottom line: It's possible, but SpaceX shareholders would throw a fit if it's done directly. Here is what the NYT wrote, within a piece th...

 2018-08-20 15:14 

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Podcast: We've stopped caring about digital privacy...

Dan is joined by Axios managing editor Kim Hart to talk about online privacy and a new report on how Americans care less and less about it. Also, in the "Final Two," he talks about how SpaceX could help Elon Musk buy Tesla and what's next in t...

 2018-08-20 14:30 

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Trump challenges John Brennan to sue him over security clearances...

President Trump responded in a Monday morning tweet to former CIA Director John Brennan's statement on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he would consider suing Trump to prevent him from revoking the security clearances of other former intellige...

 2018-08-20 14:01 

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Sports stars dive into tech investing...

There's no question that technology is transforming professional sports, but less obvious are the ways in which star athletes are changing the tech industry through their involvement and dollars. The bottom line : Sports players have a big pull and ca...

 2018-08-20 11:20 

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Pope Francis addresses Pennsylvania abuse report in letter to Catholics...

Pope Francis addressed "the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience" in a letter to Catholics worldwide, condemning the Church's failures in the wake of its ongoing sexual abuse scandal. "With shame and repentance, we acknowledge as an ...

 2018-08-20 10:12 

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Trump's Orwellian phrases...

Rudy Giuliani on Sunday let fly with the new "alternative facts," as the Trump administration drumbeat goes on. The timeline: Kellyanne Conway on "Meet the Press," Jan. 22, 2017: "alternative facts." President Trump , daily: "f...

 2018-08-20 09:51 

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Comfortably numb: Americans are less worried about online security...

Reproduced from National Telecommunications and Information Administration ; Chart: Axios Visuals Americans are actually less concerned about online security and privacy risks than they were in 2015, according to new Census Bureau data released today by t...

 2018-08-20 09:51 

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Fight club: New debate rules for the Trump era...

In this age of reality show politics, midterm candidates will face the new quirks of political debating this fall, like President Trump wannabes, the desire to engage in real-time fact-checking, and a slew of insults and nicknames. The big picture: "D...

 2018-08-20 09:51 

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First look: Pentagon, State alumni join Brennan clearance outcry...

With a third star-studded letter, more than 175 additional alumni of top national security jobs are joining the bipartisan outcry against President Trump's stripping of former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. Who's in ... An org...

 2018-08-20 02:01 

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#MeToo leader Asia Argento paid accuser after sexual assault claim...

Asia Argento paid $380,000 to actor and musician Jimmy Bennett after he accused her in 2017 of sexually assaulting him in 2013, when Bennett was 17 and under the age of consent in California, the N.Y. Times' Kim Severson reports. Why it matters: Argen...

 2018-08-20 02:01 

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It's not just the uninsured — it's also the cost of health care...

Data: Kaiser Family Foundation ; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios We still have an uninsured problem in the U.S., but we have a far broader health care affordability problem that hits sick people especially hard. Why it matters: It's time to think more broad...

 2018-08-20 02:01 

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What's driving our climate and energy divide...

America's hot summer is fueling wildfires — and a fierce debate over climate change, the single most polarized policy in the U.S. The big picture: There are plenty of reasons for this divide. Fossil-fuel industry lobbying is one. Our elections t...

 2018-08-20 00:01 

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John Dean: "I am actually honored" to be insulted by Trump...

President Trump tweeted this morning : "The failing @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours of testimony to the Special Councel [sic], he must be a John Dean type 'RAT.' But I all...

 2018-08-20 00:01 

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In photos: The Indian floods that have killed hundreds...

More than 350 people have been killed and thousands are still stranded by historic flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala, per the BBC , as a result of relentless monsoon rains. The big picture: The massive floods paralyzed the region's infra...

 2018-08-19 23:09 

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Michael Cohen under investigation for over $20 million in bank fraud...

Federal investigators in New York are examining whether President Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen committed over $20 million in bank and tax fraud by misrepresenting his assets when obtaining loans for his family taxi businesses , The New...

 2018-08-19 22:54 

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"A blue wave is obscuring a red exodus"...

Dave Wasserman, the Cook Political Report's House analyst, says the most under-covered aspect of 2018 is that "a blue wave is obscuring a red exodus." Republican House members are retiring at a startling clip — a trend that senior White ...

 2018-08-19 22:40 

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Behind the scenes: Trump's habit of blurting...

President Trump's staff has learned a hard lesson. If the president says something in private, no matter how geopolitically fraught, it's only a matter of time before he blurts it out in public. Between the lines: Trump's Wall Street Journal i...

 2018-08-19 22:40 

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Trump's "red wave" could sink GOP...

The president's contempt for mainstream polling and the media may come back to haunt him in November. Several top Republican operatives working on the midterm elections told me Trump's fanciful "red wave" predictions could depress Republic...

 2018-08-19 20:08 

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Between the lines: Europe's burqa bans...

Hundreds of veiled demonstrators gathered in Copenhagen earlier this month to protest against Denmark's "burqa ban," a law enacted in May that allows police officers to fine women who wear the Muslim niqab or body-length burqa in public areas....

 2018-08-19 18:20 

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A push for a battery leap to eliminate "blood cobalt"...

The U.S. government is funding a push to reinvent lithium-ion batteries so they contain little or no cobalt, an increasingly expensive metal found largely in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where activists say workers often toil in inhumane conditio...

 2018-08-19 18:00 

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The market's record bull run relies on rocket fuel...

Unless it's improbably interrupted, the bull run on Wall Street will become the longest on record this week, and — if most analysts are right — the party will continue for some time yet. The big picture: If there is something to worry abou...

 2018-08-19 17:59 

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Scoop: Trump said one-state solution would lead to Israeli PM named Mohammed...

President Trump told King Abdullah of Jordan that a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict might lead in a few years to someone named Mohammed becoming prime minister of Israel, according to several sources briefed on the meeting. Why it m...

 2018-08-19 17:10 

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Parkland students blend QR and fashion to register voters...

In China, QR codes are everywhere, used to pay for seemingly every single thing all day long, adding up to an estimated $1.65 trillion in transactions in 2016 alone. Not so much in the U.S., where, apart from some experimental use by Snap and Facebook , p...

 2018-08-19 16:27 

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Pennsylvania AG says cardinal "not telling the truth" about abuse scandal...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told CNN on Sunday that Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, has lied to defend himself after a shocking grand jury report detailed decades of systemic sexual abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests...

 2018-08-19 15:32 

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What we're watching: Former intel leaders react to Trump-Brennan saga...

Former leaders of the U.S. intelligence community took to the Sunday shows this morning to express their concerns over President Trump's revocation of former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance. Driving the news: Brennan told NBC's ...

 2018-08-19 14:11 

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Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was for Clinton dirt...

President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting was "originally for the purpose of getting information about ... [Hillary] Clinton" during an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." Why it...

 2018-08-19 13:39 

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Trump's epic Mueller gamble...

Several top White House officials thought then and think now that President Trump made an epic error in rolling over to cooperate with Robert Mueller in the early stages of the special counsel investigation. Why it matters: Trump himself thought then and ...

 2018-08-19 12:02 

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Trump says he allowed McGahn to cooperate with Mueller...

President Trump attacked The New York Times for its report on White House counsel Don McGahn's "extensive" cooperation with the Mueller investigation in a Sunday morning tweet. "The failing @ nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that ...

 2018-08-18 22:12 

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White House Counsel Don McGahn cooperating "extensively" with Mueller...

Robert Mueller's team has been working "extensively"; with White House Counsel Don McGahn, the New York Times reports, as he shares "detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart" of the special counsel's investigation. Why it m...

 2018-08-18 22:12 

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Back to school in a post-Parkland America...

As students prepare to go back to school this fall in a post-Parkland America, so are armed marshals in Texas who have been trained to prevent the next school shooting, reports NPR's Austin affiliate station KUT. Why it matters: Texas isn't the on...

 2018-08-18 21:34 

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Michelle Wolf's Netflix show cancelled...

Netflix has cancelled comedian Michelle Wolf's late night show less than three months after the show first aired, reports Mediaite . Why it matters: Wolf landed her show shortly after her controversial performance at the White House Correspondent'...

 2018-08-18 17:14 

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Twitter CEO defends company after Trump's discrimination claims...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey denied claims the company is discriminating against users with conservative views in an interview with CNN 's Brian Stelter. "Are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? We are not... We do not loo...

 2018-08-18 17:14 

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The big picture: Why scooters have faced backlash...

In the months electric scooters for rent started cropping up in cities across the country, the response hasn't exactly been positive — especially from local governments, which have scrambled to implement pilot programs with strict limits. The bo...

 2018-08-18 15:30 

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The new tech political crisis: censorship...

President Trump attacked the social-media giants today for "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices," fueling an issue that has been gaining traction among conservatives in the ramp-up to midterms. Trump tweeted after "Fo...

 2018-08-18 15:30 

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Go deeper: How U.S.-Turkey relations reached a breaking point...

A Turkish court Friday rejected an appeal for the release of Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who has been held since 2016 on terrorism charges the U.S. says are baseless. Why it matters: President Trump has fumed in recent days over Brunson's cont...

 2018-08-18 15:25 

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Inside the security clearance revolt...

Several wanted to fiddle with the punctuation, some wanted to add nice things about John Brennan; others thought it would be wiser to pare them back. But in 12 hours, a couple of former CIA senior aides pulled off a first in American history. CIA director...

 2018-08-18 11:59 

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Report: Bomb that killed children on bus in Yemen was U.S.-made...

The bomb responsible for hitting a bus and killing dozens in Yemen last week, including children, was made by U.S.-based Lockheed Martin and sold to Saudi Arabia through a State Department-sanctioned arms deal, according to CNN . Why it matters: The attac...

 2018-08-18 11:50 

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Trump says social media censorship discriminates against Republicans...

In an series of early Saturday morning tweets, the president went after social media platforms for "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices," as the platforms have begun censoring controversial posts or accounts, arguing "...

 2018-08-18 01:05 

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Mueller recommends up to six months of jail time for Papadopoulos...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended up to six months in prison for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, reports Reuters. His reasoning: Mueller called prison for Papadopoulos "appropriate and warranted" in a court filing after th...

 2018-08-18 01:05 

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Tech's most egregious violations of user privacy...

Technologies that have become ubiquitous in the daily lives of most Americans — from ride-sharing and dating apps to social media — are using sketchy practices and violating user privacy information, while most of us are unaware. Why it matter...

 2018-08-18 01:05 

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Go deeper: People are noticing California's huge property tax loophole...

The Californians are getting a tax break on property they've inherited from their parents, thanks to a state law known as Proposition 13, which caps property taxes at just 1% of the home's value, based on the year the house was purchased, reports ...

 2018-08-17 22:22 

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Over 70 former intel officers and leaders denounce Trump's threat to revoke clearances...

In the 48 hours since President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan , over 70 former intelligence officers and leaders have come forward denouncing the president's decision to revoke or threaten to take away securi...

 2018-08-17 22:22 

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The police technology revolution no one is hearing about...

Los Angeles will be implementing body scanning technology to its mass transit systems, the New York Times reported this week, becoming the first city to do so. Why it matters: Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)...

 2018-08-17 21:35 

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Housing Department charges Facebook ads discriminate...

The Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a complaint against Facebook Friday under the Fair Housing Act, charging that the social network allows advertisers to illegally discriminate in housing ads by excluding some groups from seeing them an...

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