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 2021-04-14 12:56 

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"We are talking to China about talking": John Kerry's long road ahead on climate...

Yes, special climate envoy John Kerry's really in China and no, don't look for a huge breakthrough between the world's two largest carbon-emitting nations. Driving the news: The State Department yesterday announced Kerry's visit this week,...

 2021-04-14 12:36 

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Podcast: Coinbase president Emilie Choi on going public and mainstreaming crypto...

Coinbase plans to go public on Wednesday, in a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency industry. Axios Re:Cap speaks with Coinbase president and COO Emilie Choi about how she thinks about crypto, why Coinbase eschewed a traditional IPO and if we're ev...

 2021-04-14 11:50 

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Hundreds of corporations sign statement in massive condemnation of voting restrictions...

Hundreds of companies and executives released a letter on Wednesday condemning legislation that restricts "any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot," per the New York Times . Why it matters: It's the most c...

 2021-04-14 11:20 

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Brooklyn Center mayor in the spotlight after Daunte Wright shooting...

The killing of Daunte Wright by a Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer has thrust Mayor Mike Elliott into the national spotlight. The big picture: Elliott, with the backing of the city council, has acted quickly and boldly in the wake of the shooting. H...

 2021-04-14 09:31 

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Exclusive: White House meeting with members of Problem Solvers Caucus...

Top White House officials will meet Wednesday with a bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers as the administration tries to enlist moderates to support the president's infrastructure proposal. Why it matters: The meeting is something of an olive branc...

 2021-04-14 09:30 

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The new vaccine threat is fear itself...

The FDA's decision to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine has set off a chain reaction of fear — about the safety of the vaccine, and about whether the FDA is overreacting — that's causing unnecessary drama jus...

 2021-04-14 09:00 

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Cryptocurrency giant Coinbase heads to Wall Street...

Coinbase, the country's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is expected to go public today at what could be a valuation north of $100 billion. Why it matters: This gives crypto a Wall Street seal of legitimacy, after an early existence marred by ties to ...

 2021-04-14 07:44 

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In photos: St Vincent water supply running low as volcano eruptions continue...

Water is in short supply in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as La Soufrire volcano continues to explode, government spokesman Sehon Marshall told a local radio station Tuesday. The big picture: Up to 20,000 people have been evacuated from the Caribbean isl...

 2021-04-14 06:01 

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Judge rules for Black Buffalo police officer fired for stopping colleague's chokehold...

A New York court on Tuesday reinstated the pension of former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne, who was fired for intervening when a white colleague had a Black man in a chokehold during a 2006 arrest. Driving the news: State Supreme Court Judge Dennis ...

 2021-04-14 00:45 

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Texas nonprofit got massive border contract after hiring Biden official...

A Texas nonprofit that recently hired a Biden transition official got a contract worth as much as $530 million to help manage the influx of migrant children at the southern border, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The contract is by far the largest ever...

 2021-04-14 00:44 

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Conservative group spends $1 million defending Georgia voting law from corporate critics...

A leading conservative group is targeting the business community with a seven-figure ad buy on CNBC and local TV defending Georgia's new voting law from its corporate critics, Axios has learned. Why it matters : By focusing on the C-suite through a ne...

 2021-04-14 00:43 

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Senate Democrats plan to push for national marijuana legalization...

Advocates and lawmakers favoring marijuana reform are trying to capitalize on the social justice movement and COVID-19 economic rebound to legalize and normalize the use of pot. Why it matters: The supporters are also trying to take advantage of polls sho...

 2021-04-14 00:42 

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Border-district Democrats call for Biden to revamp asylum process...

Two border-district Democrats in Congress are pressing the Biden administration to revamp the asylum process, saying the current migrant surge is highlighting significant flaws in the system. Why it matters: These lawmakers say the administration needs to...

 2021-04-14 00:33 

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Pelosi invites Biden to address Congress in late April...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday invited President Biden to address a joint session of Congress on April 28. Why it matters: This will be Biden's first speech to both the House and Senate since taking office. Details on the Capitol's plans we...

 2021-04-13 22:58 

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Officer who shot Jacob Blake back on duty, won't face discipline, chief says...

Rusten Sheskey, the police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, is back on duty and won't face disciplinary action, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Tuesday. The big picture: Kenosha was at the center of protests aga...

 2021-04-13 21:45 

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Taliban to boycott peace talks until U.S. leaves Afghanistan: spokesman...

The Taliban will not attend "any conference that shall make decisions about Afghanistan" until "all foreign forces completely withdraw," a spokesman for the group tweeted on Tuesday. Why it matters: That's an explicit rejection of an u...

 2021-04-13 20:31 

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John Kerry travels to China for climate change talks...

John Kerry, President Biden's special envoy on climate change, is traveling to Shanghai, China and then on to South Korea for meetings on reducing emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the State Department said. Why it matters: Kerry is the hi...

 2021-04-13 20:29 

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What to watch as Wall Street prepares for blockbuster Coinbase listing...

Cryptocurrency will come to Wall Street like never before when Coinbase becomes a publicly-traded company on Wednesday. Why it matters: The listing could value the company at upwards of $100 billion. The valuation will likely "raise tremendous eyebrow...

 2021-04-13 20:12 

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Biden picks Robert Santos to be first person of color to lead Census bureau...

President Biden on Tuesday announced that he plans to nominate Robert Santos, vice president and chief methodologist at the Urban Institute, as director of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Department of Commerce. Why it matters: If confirmed by the Senate, S...

 2021-04-13 19:50 

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White House issues first-ever proclamation on Black maternal health...

The White House issued its first-ever presidential proclamation on Tuesday to mark Black Maternal Health Week as part of an effort to highlight racial gaps in pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths. Why it matters: The U.S. retains the highest maternal m...

 2021-04-13 17:51 

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Police chief and officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright resign...

Kim Potter, identified as the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis, resigned from her position "effectively immediately," Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said in a state...

 2021-04-13 17:44 

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Ex-Trump officials launch nonprofit promoting America First ideology...

A constellation of Trump administration stars today will launch the America First Policy Institute , a 40-person nonprofit group with a first-year budget of $20 million, and the mission of perpetuating former President Trump's populist policies. Why i...

 2021-04-13 16:48 

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"Your dad was a hero": Biden eulogizes fallen Capitol officer Billy Evans as he lies in honor...

Slain U.S. Capitol Police officer Billy Evans lay in honor in the Capitol on Tuesday, drawing mourners that included his family, his fellow officers, members of Congress and President Biden. Why it matters: Evans is the second USCP officer this year to li...

 2021-04-13 16:11 

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Biden seeks to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11...

President Biden is expected to announce plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Washington Post reports . Why it matters: The decision, expected to be publicly announced Wednesday...

 2021-04-13 15:56 

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Biden proposes summit, raises Ukraine escalation in call with Putin...

President Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and proposed that they meet for a summit "in a third country in the coming months," according to the White House. Why it matters: The call comes amid a Russian build-up on Ukra...

 2021-04-13 15:41 

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What to know about the Senate Foreign Relation Committee's sweeping bill to counter China...

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is preparing to vote on a 280-page bipartisan bill that aims to counter the Chinese Communist Party's global influence. Why it matters: The bill marks a culmination of years of growing concerns over the rise of a...

 2021-04-13 14:09 

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Iran to enrich uranium to 60% in response to apparent Israeli attack...

Iran has informed the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it will begin 60% uranium enrichment, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told reporters as he arrived to Vienna on Tuesday for a second round of nuclear talks...

 2021-04-13 14:01 

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White House says J&J pause will not have "significant impact" on vaccination plan...

The White House said Tuesday that the FDA's recommendation that the U.S. pause use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine "will not have a significant impact" on the administration's vaccination plans. Why it matters: The Biden admini...

 2021-04-13 12:40 

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Microsoft looks to leapfrog Big Tech competitors with major acquisitions...

Data: CB Insights ; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Microsoft is trying to leapfrog competitors like Google and Amazon as they face record antitrust scrutiny. The big picture: The deals Microsoft has been eyeing are larger than its usual targets and bigge...

 2021-04-13 12:30 

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DraftKings hires first-ever chief media officer to evaluate acquisitions and content efforts...

DraftKings has hired Brian Angiolet, former senior vice president and chief business officer officer at Verizon, as the company's first-ever chief media officer. Details: Angiolet will lead a team responsible for evaluating potential media acquisition...

 2021-04-13 11:43 

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Police try to disperse curfew-defying crowds in second night of Daunte Wright protests...

A demonstrator heckles police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., last night. Photo: John Minchillo/AP A second night of protests over the police shooting of Daunte Wright unfolded in Brooklyn Center Tuesday, as a large crowd defied a curfew and pleas from city le...

 2021-04-13 11:21 

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FDA recommends pausing J&J COVID vaccine after 6 reported cases of blood clots...

The U.S. FDA on Tuesday recommended an immediate halt of the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, citing cases of a rare blood clot disorder that six women developed within two weeks of receiving the shot. Why it matters: The recommendation wa...

 2021-04-13 10:37 

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Singapore-based Grab going public in largest-ever SPAC deal...

Grab, a Singapore-based "super app" maker, on Tuesday announced plans to go public in the U.S. via the largest-ever SPAC deal. Why it matters: The deal is more than twice the size of the previous record-holder , United Wholesale Mortgages. Details...

 2021-04-13 10:00 

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Coalition of over 280 businesses issue rare public call for 50% U.S. emissions cuts by 2030...

In the run-up to the White House's virtual climate summit on April 22-23, environmental groups and now major corporations are presenting a united front in calling for at least a 50% cut in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, when compared to 2005 l...

 2021-04-13 09:40 

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Democrats, led by Biden, are aiming big on health care...

Democrats are exploring adding a huge array of health policies to upcoming spending legislation, ranging from further enhancing Affordable Care Act subsidies to allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. Why it matters: The next few months m...

 2021-04-13 09:30 

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The global business of professional trolling...

Professional political trolling is still a thriving underground industry around the world, despite crackdowns from the biggest tech firms. Why it matters: Coordinated online disinformation efforts offer governments and political actors a fast, cheap way t...

 2021-04-13 09:30 

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Ad industry expected to make a major COVID comeback...

Data: GroupM; Chart: Will Chase/Axios The advertising industry, plagued last year by pandemic-driven budget cuts, is poised to return stronger than ever in 2021 and beyond, according to several new forecasts. Be smart: The quick turnaround means that the ...

 2021-04-13 09:30 

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The push to define workers' rights in space...

As humanity stretches into orbit and beyond, experts are still grappling with how rights afforded to workers on Earth apply to those living in space. Why it matters: In order to create businesses and perhaps societies in space — where the biological...

 2021-04-13 06:48 

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Virginia AG launches civil rights probe into pepper-spraying of Army officer...

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) announced Monday he's launched a civil rights investigation into the Windsor Police Department and its officers involved in the traffic stop of U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario. Details: Herring told CNN footage t...

 2021-04-13 04:47 

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Japan to treat and release water contaminated in Fukushima disaster into sea...

Japan's government on Tuesday announced plans to release more than 1 million metric tons of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean following a treatment process. Why it matters: While the Biden administrat...

 2021-04-13 03:09 

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In photos: Twin Cities on edge after Daunte Wright shooting...

There were tense scenes in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Center Monday night, after demonstrators defied a 7 p.m. curfew to protest for a second night the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. The big picture: The curfew was announced following a n...

 2021-04-13 02:03 

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In photos: Life along the U.S.-Mexico border during migrant increase and COVID-19 restrictions...

Axios traveled to McAllen and El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Jurez, Mexico, to see how the communities are responding to an increase of migrants from Central America. Of note: The region in South and West Texas are among the poorest in the nation and rarely a...

 2021-04-13 00:38 

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Biden team pounds Congress to sell $2 trillion infrastructure bill...

Top Biden officials have meetings planned with more than a dozen congressional committees this week as they try to pass a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package on an accelerated timeline, senior White House sources tell Axios. Why it matters : Demo...

 2021-04-13 00:36 

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Migrant advocates fed up as Biden continues controversial Trump practices...

The American Civil Liberties Union and other migrant advocacy groups are fed up with President Biden for continuing some of the controversial immigration practices used by President Trump. Why it matters: With the president approaching his 100th day in of...

 2021-04-12 23:35 

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"Nuclear sabotage" in Iran threatens nuclear talks in Vienna...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has threatened retaliation against "any power with knowledge" of Sunday's attack on an Iranian nuclear site, and said Iran would now accelerate its violations of the 2015 nuclear deal until the U.S...

 2021-04-12 21:13 

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Intel CEO calls for "moonshot" to boost U.S. role in chipmaking...

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger called Monday for the U.S. to spend billions of dollars over the next few years as part of a "moonshot" designed to regain lost ground in semiconductor manufacturing. The goal, he said, is to see the U.S. again account for ...

 2021-04-12 20:46 

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Live events industry eyes pandemic comeback...

The "live economy" — broadway shows, concerts, music festivals and more — is in pandemic purgatory. What's going on : Some events are getting the green light to restart as vaccinations roll out. But operators in states with audienc...

 2021-04-12 20:20 

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Ant Group follows new marching orders from regulators in China...

Uncertainty surrounding the future of China's giant fintech company Ant Group cleared up on Monday after years of friction with its domestic regulators. Driving the news: Ant is shedding its cool tech image and stepping into a new identity as a financ...

 2021-04-12 17:55 

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U.S. and Israel to hold Iran talks 2 days after apparent Israeli attack on nuclear site...

Top national security officials from the U.S. and Israel will convene virtually on Tuesday for a second round of strategic talks on Iran, three Israeli officials tell me. Why it matters: The talks come two days after an explosion at an Iranian nuclear fac...

 2021-04-12 17:48 

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Police say officer who shot Daunte Wright accidentally pulled gun instead of taser...

The officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man outside Minneapolis Sunday appeared to have inadvertently pulled out her gun instead of a taser, police said. Driving the news: "This appears to me, from what I viewed in the officer's reaction ...

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