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 2021-09-20 14:05 

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The Gen Z investors breaking into venture capital...

When Meagan Loyst joined VC firm Lerer Hippeau, less than two years out of Boston College, she was still living with her parents. She had virtually no online brand presence, and the pandemic made it impossible to build a professional network via in-person...

 2021-09-20 13:51 

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Biden takes action on heat protection after U.S. sees hottest summer on record...

The White House announced a slew of actions Monday, including the start of a rule-making process at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to protect American workers from extreme heat. Driving the news: The U.S. just had its hottest su...

 2021-09-20 13:02 

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Robert Costa: Gen. Mark Milley "was not going rogue" with China calls...

Washington Post journalist Robert Costa on Monday said in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America that Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley "was not going rogue" when told his Chinese counterpart that the U.S. would not launch a surprise att...

 2021-09-20 13:00 

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Fears over the Delta variant derail fall travel plans...

Continued worries about the Delta variant are derailing fall travel plans. Driving the news: Thanksgiving domestic flight bookings in August were 18% lower this year compared with 2019, according to a new Adobe Digital Economy Index report out Monday morn...

 2021-09-20 12:56 

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The breadth and limits of corporate carbon moves...

This week will showcase how more big companies are taking steps to cut emissions — and why corporate pledges only go so far. The big picture: It's Climate Week . That's the annual New York City event that brings together businesses, governme...

 2021-09-20 10:45 

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Pfizer coronavirus vaccine safe, effective in children, company says...

Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11, albeit at a lower dose than adults receive, the companies said in a press release announcing results from a pediatric trial. Why it matters: The trial results ar...

 2021-09-20 10:10 

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Our workweeks got 10% longer during the pandemic...

The average American's workweek has gotten 10% longer during the pandemic, according to a new Microsoft study published in Nature Human Behaviour . Why it matters: These longer hours are a key part of the pandemic-induced crisis of burnout at U.S. fir...

 2021-09-20 10:04 

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"Bigger than ever": Inside Airbnb chief Brian Chesky's "travel revolution"...

Data: TSA . Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky will argue this week that the world is undergoing a "travel revolution," in which some parts of the industry stay shrunk but the sector ultimately comes back "bigger than ever."...

 2021-09-20 10:00 

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Managing traffic in the skies is becoming a lot harder...

Planes used to be the only aircraft crisscrossing the sky. Now there are drones, more frequent rocket ships and — soon — flying taxis, elbowing their way into the National Airspace System. Why it matters: Managing the congestion up above is be...

 2021-09-20 10:00 

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Governments around the globe are limiting online services, content and access...

Governments around the world are finding it easier than ever to make the internet, and the companies that run it, knuckle under. Driving the news: Russia Friday forced Apple and Google to remove an app that supporters of dissident leader Alexei Navalny ha...

 2021-09-20 09:00 

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The COVID booster vaccine discussion is far from over...

An FDA advisory panel may have green-lighted a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine for a somewhat narrow slice of the population, but the messy process of figuring out who should get another shot of the vaccine — and when — has likely just begun....

 2021-09-20 07:34 

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UN chief urges U.S. and China to fix "dysfunctional relationship" to avoid new Cold War...

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres raised concerns in an interview with AP , published Monday, of another Cold War between the U.S. and China. Why it matters: Guterres made the comments ahead of this week's UN General Assembly in New York. Guterres...

 2021-09-20 00:52 

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Dems get major roadblock to passing pathways to citizenship for immigrants...

The Senate parliamentarian ruled Sunday that Democrats cannot include pathways to citizenship in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, per a copy of the ruling obtained by Axios. Why it matters: It's a blow to Democrats who hoped to provide...

 2021-09-20 00:10 

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FBI says human remains found in Wyoming likely Gabby Petito...

Human remains found in Teton County, Wyoming, are "consistent with the description of" missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito , said FBI Denver official Charles Jones at a news conference Sunday. Details: The cause of death had yet to be determined, but...

 2021-09-19 23:15 

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Pelosi calls raising the debt ceiling a bipartisan responsibility...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a "dear colleague" statement Sunday evening, calling on Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to raise the nation's debt ceiling. Why it matters: Congress is fast approaching an October deadline to...

 2021-09-19 20:33 

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Poll: Matthew McConaughey outperforms Beto against Abbott in Texas governor's race...

Actor Matthew McConaughey's nine-point lead in a theoretical matchup against Greg Abbott shows just how vulnerable the hard-right Texas governor could be in a general election. Why it matters: Abbott has won conservative accolades for his abortion , m...

 2021-09-19 20:33 

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Delayed congressional map upends midterm campaigns...

Midterm candidates are panicking about how the congressional maps will ultimately be drawn, with several strategists telling Axios campaigns are in limbo. Why it matters: Candidates are unsure if the district they're targeting will remain intact or be...

 2021-09-19 20:33 

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Conservatives target vulnerable Dems with midterm ads on $3.5T social-spending package...

Conservative groups are unveiling huge ad-buys going after vulnerable House Democrats over tax increases and other revenue measures in their party's massive infrastructure spending bill, Axios has learned. Why it matters: President Biden and Democrats...

 2021-09-19 20:33 

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Manchin wants to pause voting on Biden's social-spending package until 2022...

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is privately saying he thinks Congress should take a "strategic pause" until 2022 before voting on President Biden's $3.5 trillion social-spending package, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why it matters: ...

 2021-09-19 15:35 

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Beto O'Rourke plans Texas comeback in governor's race...

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, with an announcement expected later this year, Texas political operatives tell Axios. Why it matters: O'Rourke's entry would give Democrats a high-profile candidate w...

 2021-09-19 15:30 

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Texas doctor says he performed an abortion in violation of state law...

A Texas doctor disclosed in an op-ed in the Washington Post Saturday that he has performed an abortion in violation of the state's restrictive new abortion law , which bans effectively bans the procedure after six weeks. Why it matters: Alan Braid'...

 2021-09-19 14:01 

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Axios interview: Facebook to try for more transparency...

Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, tells me the company will try to provide more data to outside researchers to scrutinize the health of activity on Facebook and Instagram, following The Wall Street Journal's brutal look at i...

 2021-09-19 11:00 

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Exvangelicals are breaking away — and spreading the gospel...

Even as evangelicals maintain their position as the most popular religion in the U.S., a movement of self-described "exvangelicals" is breaking away, using social media to engage tens of thousands of former faithful. The big picture: Donald Trump&...

 2021-09-19 06:15 

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Hong Kong holds first elections under new "patriots only" law imposed by Beijing...

Hong Kong's elections to choose the city's Election Committee members opened to a select group of voters on Sunday, under a new "patriots only" system imposed by China's government. Why it matters: All candidates running to be members ...

 2021-09-19 05:12 

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Wildfires merge before reaching edge of Sequoia National Park...

Firefighters in Sequoia National Park were working into the night after two wildfires merged to reach the Giant Forest Saturday. Why it matters: This forest contains over 2,000 giant sequoias , including the General Sherman Tree — considered the wor...

 2021-09-19 04:07 

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Israeli forces capture final 2 Palestinian inmates who escaped in Shawshank-style prison break...

Israeli forces captured the two remaining Palestinian prisoners who tunneled their way out of an Israeli maximum-security prison with four others in a "Shawshank Redemption"-style escape , authorities announced Sunday. Why it matters: The escape s...

 2021-09-19 02:58 

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Drone strike victims' families in Afghanistan seek compensation and "justice" from U.S....

Relatives of 10 Afghans killed by a U.S. drone strike in Kabul last month said Saturday they want to see punishment and compensation over the deaths. Driving the news: The relatives said it's "good news" that the U.S. had "officially admit...

 2021-09-18 23:11 

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All-civilian Inspiration4 returns to Earth after SpaceX mission to orbit...

The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew is back on Earth after their three-day mission in orbit. The big picture: The launch and landing of this fully amateur, private space crew marks a changing of the guard from spaceflight being a largely government-led ven...

 2021-09-18 19:03 

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28 U.S. citizens depart Afghanistan on Qatar Airways flight...

The State Department on Saturday confirmed that a Qatar Airways charter flight left Kabul on Friday with 28 U.S. citizens and seven lawful permanent residents on board. The big picture: Friday's flight is the third such airlift by Qatar Airways since ...

 2021-09-18 17:06 

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"Justice for J6" rally underway with large police presence...

A few hundred demonstrators were met by a heavy law enforcement presence on Saturday at the "Justice for J6" rally outside the fenced-off U.S. Capitol, AP reports . The latest: U.S. Capitol Police officers at approximately 12:40 p.m. arrested a ma...

 2021-09-18 16:13 

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DHS to increase deportation flights to Haiti from Del Rio...

The Department of Homeland Security on Saturday announced plans to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti out of the small Texas border town Del Rio, starting as soon as Sunday. Why it matters: Reports have emerged of more than 10,000 migrants, primarily fr...

 2021-09-18 15:01 

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Pope Francis urges bishops to listen to survivors of sexual abuse...

Pope Francis on Saturday urged European bishops to listen to survivors of clergy sexual abuse, saying "these important discussions truly touch the future of the church," AP reports . Driving the news: Francis spoke in a video message to Central an...

 2021-09-18 13:06 

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Students vandalize and steal from schools for viral TikTok challenge...

A viral TikTok challenge is leading students nationwide to shatter mirrors, steal fire alarms and intentionally clog toilets, The Washington Post reports . Driving the news: Dubbed the the "Devious Licks challenge, students are showing off their "...

 2021-09-18 11:00 

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Axios-Ipsos poll: People of color face more environmental threats...

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note: 2.5% margin of error; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios Americans of color are much less likely than white Americans to experience good air quality or tap water or enough trees or green space in their communities, and they're more l...

 2021-09-17 20:26 

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FDA advisory panel recommends Pfizer boosters for those 65 and up...

A key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday overwhelming voted against recommending Pfizer vaccine booster shots for younger Americans, but unanimously recommended approving the third shots for individuals 65 and older, as well as those at...

 2021-09-17 20:03 

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France recalls ambassadors from U.S. and Australia over submarine deal...

France has taken the extraordinary step of recalling its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia after both countries blindsided their French allies with a new military pact and submarine contract, the French Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. The backst...

 2021-09-17 19:47 

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In reversal, Pentagon now says drone strike killed 10 Afghan civilians...

A U.S. drone strike launched on Aug. 29 killed 10 civilians in Afghanistan, including seven children, rather than the Islamic State extremists the Biden administration claimed it targeted, the Pentagon said Friday . Why it matters: U.S. Central Command sa...

 2021-09-17 18:51 

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UN warns of "catastrophic" climate change failure without more emissions cuts...

A United Nations report released Friday warned that the planet will likely warm by more than 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century unless governments take extra steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Why it matters: The report, released just mont...

 2021-09-17 16:23 

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Pentagon approves request for 100 National Guard troops for "Justice for J6" rally...

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved a request from Capitol Police to provide 100 D.C. National Guard troops in case law enforcement requires additional support at Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally at the Capitol. Why it matters: Securi...

 2021-09-17 15:41 

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Biden threatens new sanctions as humanitarian crisis worsens in Ethiopia's Tigray...

President Biden on Friday signed an executive order allowing the Treasury and State Departments to impose sanctions against Ethiopian officials "responsible for, or complicit in, prolonging the conflict" in the Tigray region. Driving the news: Hun...

 2021-09-17 12:49 

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Gen. Milley says calls to China were "perfectly within" the duties of job...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley told the Associated Press on Friday that calls with his Chinese counterpart during the final months of Donald Trump's presidency were "perfectly within the duties and responsibilities"; of his job. Why it matte...

 2021-09-17 11:59 

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Massive savings "war chest" could drive growth as COVID relief ends...

Economists expect the pace of economic growth to cool off now that government transfer payments like stimulus checks and emergency unemployment benefits are in the rearview mirror. But evidence suggests that the U.S. consumer is sitting on a lot of financ...

 2021-09-17 11:36 

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The Fed takes on its own rules amid stock trading controversy...

New disclosures that showed Fed officials were active in financial markets set off a firestorm of criticism. Now the Fed may overhaul the long-standing rules that allow those transactions. Why it matters: What officials actively traded was sensitive to th...

 2021-09-17 11:07 

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Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court could be "most dangerous" branch...

Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday, during rare public remarks at the University of Notre Dame, warned against politicizing the Supreme Court. Driving the news: Thomas, the court's longest-serving member, said that the justices do not rule based on &...

 2021-09-17 10:10 

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FTC releases findings on how Big Tech eats little tech...

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan signaled changes are on the way in how the agency scrutinizes acquisitions after revealing the results of a study of a decade's worth of Big Tech company deals that weren't reported to the agency. Why it ma...

 2021-09-17 10:00 

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White House makes economic case for pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants...

The White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) is promoting the economic benefits and costs of providing green cards to millions of unauthorized immigrants in a blogpost being released on Friday, according to a draft provided to Axios. Why it matters:...

 2021-09-17 10:00 

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Facebook's social balance is in the red...

Facebook is essential to our lives. Facebook is ruining our lives. Holding both these truths at once will make your head hurt. While covering the Olympics in Tokyo, I spent a ton of time on Facebook. Each day, during several hourlong bus rides, I would se...

 2021-09-17 09:46 

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America's vinyl binge: Record sales have boomed during the pandemic...

Vinyl record sales are rising — and it's younger music enthusiasts who are driving the trend. The big picture: Even though streaming services dominate music consumption, vinyl hasn't gone the way of CDs. Illuminating stat: In 2020, U.S. viny...

 2021-09-17 09:31 

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America fought the pandemic economy — and won...

The U.S. economy is emerging from the pandemic with more well-paying jobs for those who want them, less hunger , less poverty , higher wages, less inequality, and more wealth for everyday Americans. Why it matters: None of these outcomes were expected whe...

 2021-09-17 09:30 

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The NFL will decide the future of television...

The future of television likely rests on the winner of an intense bidding war for one of the most sought-after programming packages in America: NFL's Sunday Ticket. Why it matters: The winner of this multi-billion-dollar battle between tech giants and...

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