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 2020-01-27 03:14 

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What's next: Trump's broader travel ban...

President Trump is expected to announce an expanded travel ban this week, which would restrict immigration from seven additional countries — Nigeria, Myanmar, Sudan, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Tanzania, per multiple reports . The announcement ...

 2020-01-27 02:58 

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Jared Kushner set to release Middle East peace plan...

The Trump administration is expected to release its long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, sources familiar with the plan tell me. Between the lines: The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has been the most secretive effort inside an extraordinarily ...

 2020-01-27 01:34 

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Honoring Kobe Bryant: Sports stars, politicians and celebrities mourn NBA great...

Sports stars, politicians and celebrities paid tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a California helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others on Saturday. He was 41. What they're saying: Lakers great Sh...

 2020-01-27 00:05 

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Bolton alleges in book that Trump tied Ukraine aid to investigations...

President Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton alleges in his forthcoming book that the president explicitly told him "he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with ...

 2020-01-26 23:38 

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The impeachment process was strikingly different for Clinton than it is for Trump...

We are living in a measurably different political and media landscape than when the Senate acquitted President Bill Clinton of impeachment charges in 1999. The big picture: These dynamics are setting the pace as President Trump's legal team speeds thr...

 2020-01-26 23:13 

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Huawei and 5G threaten America's "special relationship" with the U.K....

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is inching toward a decision that could profoundly harm the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States under President Trump. Driving the news: Johnson is expected to decide, as soon as this w...

 2020-01-26 21:59 

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Bloomberg on anti-Semitism: "Presidential leadership matters"...

Michael Bloomberg gave a speech in Florida Sunday on how his Jewish faith has shaped his 2020 bid. What they're saying: Speaking at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and Tauber Academy, Bloomberg harshly criticized President Trump over his leadersh...

 2020-01-26 21:03 

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5 Americans now confirmed with coronavirus, CDC says...

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins and CDC . Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Five Americans — all who traveled in Wuhan and are now in California (2), Arizona, Washington state, and Chicago — have the novel cor...

 2020-01-26 20:15 

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Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash...

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash over Calabasas, California, Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The big picture: A Philadelphia native, Bryant won five NBA championships and made 18 All-Star teams. He retired following the 201520...

 2020-01-26 19:29 

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Amy Klobuchar: Bernie Sanders shouldn't "be leading the ticket"...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Meet the Press Sunday that she will support the Democratic nominee but that Sen. Bernie Sanders should not be "leading the ticket." What they're saying: "I think Senator Sanders' idea of kicking 149 million A...

 2020-01-26 16:26 

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Diddy blasts the Grammys: "Hip-hop has never been respected"...

Ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards, Sean "Diddy" Combs called out the show for dissing rap and R&B stars, in a blazing speech that got a standing ovation from Beyonc, Jay-Z and others, AP reports . What they're saying: At the end of his 50-mi...

 2020-01-26 16:24 

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Trump team opts to not burn down the house on opening day of impeachment trial defense...

On opening day of the defense case , President Trump's legal team didn't try to burn down the house by going after the Bidens. The state of play: The team put on a fairly conventional legal rebuttal — trying to poke holes in the House impeac...

 2020-01-26 16:22 

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Trump is on a glide path to swift acquittal at his Senate impeachment trial...

Officials in both parties tell Axios that — barring surprise new information — President Trump is on a glide path to swift acquittal at his Senate impeachment trial, despite a blizzard of evidence bolstering Democrats' accusations. Why it ...

 2020-01-26 14:52 

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Elizabeth Warren's nationwide polling among Democrats has fallen significantly since October...

The latest ABC News/Washington Post national poll produced by Langer Research Associates has Joe Biden maintaining his lead with Bernie Sanders claiming second. Why it matters: Nine days before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren's support among polle...

 2020-01-26 14:38 

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February Democratic debate: Who will be on stage in New Hampshire...

The next Democratic debate scheduled for Feb. 7 will fall after the Iowa caucuses, four days before the New Hampshire primary, ABC News reports. The latest: Andrew Yang on Jan. 26 became the seventh Democrat to qualify for the February debate after pollin...

 2020-01-26 13:59 

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Pope Francis praises China's "commitment" on coronavirus...

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for those killed or infected by the coronavirus outbreak in China and praised the Chinese government's "great commitment" to contain the virus, Reuters reports . Why it matters: The new coronavirus strain which or...

 2020-01-26 12:00 

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The impeachment trial hasn't made a splash. For Republicans, that's by design...

Data: Newship ; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios Interest in the Senate impeachment trial over its first three days was barely half as strong as the first three days of the House impeachment hearings, according to data from NewsWhip exclusively provided to Axios....

 2020-01-26 05:07 

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Amy Klobuchar endorsed by New Hampshire Union Leader ahead of Democratic caucuses...

2020 candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar was endorsed for the Democratic presidential nomination by the New Hampshire Union Leader 's editorial board on Saturday night. Why it matters: The endorsement by New Hampshire's biggest paper comes ahead of the F...

 2020-01-26 02:15 

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In photos: Rescue efforts under way after deadly quake hits eastern Turkey...

Search and rescue efforts were under way Saturday after a powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing 29 people and injuring more than 1,100 others, the BBC reports . The big picture: Authorities recorded more than 400 aftershocks and Syria, Lebano...

 2020-01-26 00:42 

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"The best leader for these times": Elizabeth Warren endorsed by the Des Moines Register...

The Des Moines Register 's editorial board hailed Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "the best leader for these times" as it endorsed her for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday night. Why it matters: It's another win for Warren who, ...

 2020-01-26 00:20 

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Puerto Rico hit by magnitude-5.0 earthquake...

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck near the southern coast of Puerto Rico Saturday, per the U.S. Geological Survey. The big picture: It's the latest in a series of quakes to have struck the island. Go deeper: In photos: Puerto Rico in state of emergenc...

 2020-01-25 23:00 

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Kitchen matches: Plant-based meats fire up fast-food traffic and sales...

The fast-food industry has fallen in love with plant-based "meats" and the boost in foot traffic and sales they provide from more health- and climate-conscious consumers. Why it matters: The public's growing interest in plant-based "meat&#...

 2020-01-25 22:00 

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In photos: Lunar New Year celebrated around the world...

Over 1.5 billion people globally are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Saturday and into the weekend, USA Today reports, as participants honor ancestors, exchange gifts of good fortune, and toast to abundance. The backdrop: Amid the celebrations, major Ch...

 2020-01-25 20:32 

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars says Trump minimized soldiers injuries from Iran attack...

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the nation's largest veterans group, is asking President Trump to apologize for minimizing the injuries of troops sustained in an attack from Iran on a U.S. base in Iraq. Context: Iran attacked a U.S. base in Iraq after a...

 2020-01-25 19:52 

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A surge in the "jobs of the future"...

Data: Cognizant ; Chart: Axios Visuals The last quarter of 2019 saw a big jump in demand for a bundle of jobs that could dominate the future, per an index tracked by the IT services firm Cognizant. Why it matters: "The notion that there's gonna be...

 2020-01-25 19:46 

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Socioeconomic mobility in U.S. is at its most sluggish in history...

The American Dream's promise of a better life if you work hard enough is fracturing. The big picture: Socioeconomic mobility in the U.S. is at its most sluggish in history. Not only are fewer Americans living better than their parents, but there's...

 2020-01-25 19:17 

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Israel's Benny Gantz accepts Trump's invitation for White House meeting...

Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's Blue and White party who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections, has accepted President Trump's invitation for a separate, one-on-one meeting at the White House on Monday. What Ga...

 2020-01-25 18:46 

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While the U.S. plays tough, the rest of the world is showing that it needs China...

DAVOS, Switzerland — The Trump administration is gearing up for a long-term confrontation with China, a rival viewed increasingly as an existential threat, but a week in Davos offers a stark reminder that the world is not prepared to line up behind ...

 2020-01-25 17:14 

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Trump's lawyers begin their presentation against impeachment...

After three days of "why" came the "why not." President Trump's legal team took their turn before the Senate on Saturday to rebut Democrats' lengthy arguments for removing Trump from office. Why it matters: Today's two-hour ses...

 2020-01-25 15:15 

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Live updates: Trump's lawyers begin their presentation against impeachment...

After three days of "why" comes the "why not." President Trump's legal team comes before the Senate at 10 a.m. to rebutt Democrats' lengthy arguments for removing Trump from office. Why it matters: Today's three-hour session is...

 2020-01-25 14:10 

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Trump impeachment trial recap, day 4: Schiff closes, appealing to senators to weigh the future of US democracy...

House managers appealed directly to senators to weigh their actions against the precedent they'll set on Congress' ability to serve as a check on the president, as they wrapped up their three-day impeachment presentation. Why it matters: Lead Hous...

 2020-01-25 12:00 

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Trump's impeachment hasn't changed public opinion or the 2020 race...

Take a step back, and little has changed in the political landscape four months after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the inquiry against President Trump. By the numbers: Trump's national approval numbers, public support for his removal and Joe Bi...

 2020-01-24 22:21 

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Actress Rosie Perez corroborates Annabella Sciorra's testimony on Harvey Weinstein...

Actress Rosie Perez testified at Harvey Weinstein's trial Friday, confirming that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in 1993 she was raped by the then-Hollywood mogul, AP reports. The big picture: Sciorra recounted her sexual assault at the...

 2020-01-24 22:03 

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Trump's Space Force gets a new, recognizable logo...

The Trump administration's new Space Force logo looks a lot like another space visual: the Star Trek insignia. Why it matters: The United States Space Force was signed into law at the end of 2019 after President Trump directed the Pentagon to form a n...

 2020-01-24 20:08 

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Clayton Christensen, father of "disruptive innovation," dies at 67...

Clayton Christensen, best known for his 1997 business management book "The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail," died of cancer treatment complications on Thursday at age 67, according to the Deseret News . Why...

 2020-01-24 19:46 

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Lawyer alleges Giuliani associate recorded Trump comments on Ukrainian ambassador...

The lawyer for a Rudy Giuliani associate claims there is a recording of President Trump saying former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch should be fired, The Daily Beast reports. What they're saying: Lev Parnas ' lawyer Joseph Bondy told The Dai...

 2020-01-24 19:17 

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Trump administration threatens to cut California health care funding over abortion law...

The Trump administration on Friday issued a "notice of violation" to California, threatening to cut the state's federal health care funding if it continues to require that insurance plans cover abortion. The big picture: The Department of Heal...

 2020-01-24 15:48 

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Israel's Benny Gantz considers turning down Trump's White House invite for peace plan meeting...

Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's Blue and White party and the main political opponent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is considering turning down President Trump's invitation to come to Washington next week to discuss the U.S. Isr...

 2020-01-24 15:07 

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Goldman Sachs' baby step in the right direction on board diversity...

Goldman Sachs announced Thursday that it won't help take European and North American companies public unless they have at least one "diverse" board director, effective July 1. The big picture: In general, this is a positive development. Board ...

 2020-01-24 13:04 

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Growth slowed for local economies virtually everywhere in the U.S....

Data: Yelp ; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Growth slowed for local economies virtually everywhere in the U.S. last year, and is declining again at the start of this year as consumers pare back spending and business growth stalls. What they're saying...

 2020-01-24 11:30 

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Big Pharma's bottom line is leaving the world vulnerable to pandemics...

Drug companies don't have much financial incentive to invest research and development dollars into new vaccines and antibiotics, leaving the world vulnerable to future pandemics. Between the lines: The best-case scenario for these kinds of drugs is th...

 2020-01-24 10:46 

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Climate change has become a lightning rod for businesses...

Reproduced from High Lantern Group ; Chart: Axios Visuals Climate change has, quite suddenly, become a lightning rod for business and finance leaders around the world. Driving the news : Climate generated the highest degree of public pressure on corporati...

 2020-01-24 10:45 

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Democrats face steep climb to secure impeachment witnesses...

Democrats may fall short of securing the minimum number of Republican senators needed to bring new witnesses into President Trump's impeachment trial, 10 senior staffers to key Senate Republicans tell Axios. The big picture: As of Thursday night, the ...

 2020-01-24 10:45 

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Shockwaves follow reports that Saudi prince hacked Jeff Bezos' phone...

If Jeff Bezos' phone can be hacked, anyone's can. Driving the news: Reports emerged this week alleging that Jeff Bezos's iPhone was compromised in 2018 after the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner received a video file in a WhatsApp mess...

 2020-01-24 10:30 

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Trump impeachment team may shorten its defense...

President Trump's team is considering using just a portion of the 24 hours they're given for arguments in his impeachment trial. Why it matters: A truncated defense would likely reflect a decision not to contest facts or defend Trump point by poin...

 2020-01-24 10:21 

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Trump impeachment trial recap, day 3: Adam Schiff argues that "the truth matters"...

Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) ended Democrats' second day of opening arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial on Thursday with an impassioned speech arguing for Trump's conviction. What he said: In a clip t...

 2020-01-24 01:21 

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Putin foe Bill Browder was warned of potential danger in Davos...

No story caused a bigger stir in Davos this week than the news that two suspected Russian spies had been caught in August posing as plumbers in the Alpine town. Between the lines: One prominent attendee instantly suspected a personal connection. Bill Brow...

 2020-01-23 21:52 

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Elizabeth Warren hits 3 million donations faster than any other first-time presidential candidate...

Elizabeth Warren reached 3 million donations faster than any other first-time presidential candidate, per a person familiar with the campaign's fundraising. Why it matters: She reached this milestone today — about one week before Sen. Bernie San...

 2020-01-23 21:39 

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WHO declines to declare a global emergency for the coronavirus — yet...

Data: National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios The deadly coronavirus has not yet sufficiently spread internationally ...

 2020-01-23 20:43 

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Media coverage of Davos portrays more conference rhetoric than reality...

Call it the hypocrisy gap. Davos has always struggled with the difference between the conference's rhetoric and its reality. This year, as climate change and talk of "stakeholder capitalism" increasingly dominate the public agenda , the gap be...

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