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 2020-07-23 09:00 

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Coronavirus cases slowed down this week, but they're still rising...

Data: The COVID Tracking Project , state health departments; Map: Andrew Witherspoon, Danielle Alberti, Sara Wise/Axios The pace of new coronavirus cases slowed over the past week, but things are still getting worse in most of the country. The big picture...

 2020-07-23 05:00 

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China launches ambitious mission on journey to Mars...

China's latest mission to Mars, which includes a lander, rover and orbiter, launched to the Red Planet Thursday. Why it matters: If the mission is successful, China will become only the second nation after the U.S. to operate a rover on the surface of...

 2020-07-23 03:16 

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Birx: CDC to issue school reopening advice this week as questions remain on virus risk to kids...

White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx told Fox News Wednesday the CDC will put out additional recommendations this week on reopening schools. Why it matters: The role children play in spreading the novel coronavirus is still not known ...

 2020-07-22 23:53 

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House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol...

The House voted 305-113 on Wednesday to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol building. Why it matters: The bipartisan vote comes amid a broader national movement to eliminate symbols of racism and oppression that has led to the removal of Conf...

 2020-07-22 22:46 

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Trump says coronavirus briefings without health experts are a "concise way of doing it"...

President Trump said Wednesday that the reason health experts like Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci no longer attend his coronavirus press briefings is because they brief him on "everything they know as of this point in time" and he passes the infor...

 2020-07-22 22:31 

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Meet the AI that can write...

A new general language machine learning model is pushing the boundaries of what AI can do. Why it matters: OpenAI's GPT-3 system can reasonably make sense of and write human language. It's still a long way from genuine artificial intelligence, but...

 2020-07-22 21:47 

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U.S. prosecutors say consulate is harboring Chinese military researcher wanted by FBI...

A researcher who lied about her affiliation with a Chinese military university entered the Chinese consulate in San Francisco after being interviewed by the FBI on June 20 about alleged visa fraud and has remained there, according to an FBI assessment in ...

 2020-07-22 21:42 

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Tesla announces new Austin factory after pulling in $104 million profit in Q2...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on an earnings call Wednesday that the company would build a second U.S. factory on 2,000 acres near Austin, Texas, where it plans to employ more than 5,000 workers, according to AP. Why it matters: The company needs a second...

 2020-07-22 20:53 

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Podcast: Bill Ackman on the age of SPACs...

Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman on Wednesday raised $4 billion in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. But it wasn't for a company, or even for the firm that controls his hedge funds. It was for something called a SPAC, and it was the largest SPAC IPO ...

 2020-07-22 20:33 

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Trump announces "surge" of federal law enforcement to Chicago and Albuquerque...

President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr announced on Wednesday that the Justice Department will "immediately surge" federal law enforcement officers to Chicago and Albuquerque in an effort to combat violent crime. The big picture: The deplo...

 2020-07-22 19:34 

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California breaks record with over 12,000 new coronavirus cases...

California reported 12,807 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, setting a new record for daily infections and pulling the state past New York for most total confirmed cases in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The state of...

 2020-07-22 19:12 

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Liberal cities resist as Trump stakes his re-election hopes on "law and order"...

President Trump has promised to send federal law enforcement agents to Democratic-led cities around the country, moving his strategy beyond Portland, Oregon, and staking his re-election hopes on a law-and-order message even as the coronavirus pandemic sur...

 2020-07-22 18:18 

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SPACs take over Wall Street...

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Wednesday raised $4 billion via an IPO for a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the largest such offering in history. Why it matters: SPACs, publicly traded shell companies designed to acquire other companies, ar...

 2020-07-22 17:28 

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"Five-alarm fire": Range of global warming scenarios is more severe than thought, study shows...

The Earth's average global temperature will likely warm anywhere from 4.1F to 8.1F (or 2.3C to 4.5C) if deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels continue at the current rate, the Washington Post reports , citing a major new study. Why it matters:...

 2020-07-22 17:03 

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Senate GOP, White House consider side deal to extend unemployment benefits...

Senate Republicans and negotiators from the Trump administration are considering a short-term extension of supplemental unemployment benefits, which are set to expire on July 31, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) confirmed to reporters Wednesday. Why it matt...

 2020-07-22 16:54 

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47 senators call on McConnell to allow vote on John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act...

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a bill with the support of 46 co-sponsors on Wednesday that would fully restore the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the name of the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). Why it matters: The John Lewis ...

 2020-07-22 16:44 

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Why the U.S. needs better cyber deterrence...

The U.S. lacks a well-formulated policy of cyber deterrence, one that ensures adversarial states will anticipate the consequences of their own cyber operations and online influence campaigns against the U.S., according to a U.S. senator who is a prominent...

 2020-07-22 14:36 

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HHS buys $2 billion worth of Pfizer's vaccine candidate...

The Trump administration has agreed to pay Pfizer $1.95 billion for 100 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine the company is developing along with German biotech company BioNTech. The deal also gives the government the right to buy another...

 2020-07-22 14:27 

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Breaking up TikTok's billion-dollar parent company could be the best way to save it...

The best way to save ByteDance, the world's most valuable tech "unicorn," may be to break up ByteDance. Driving the news: Some of the Chinese company's U.S. investors are discussing a carve-out of all or part of TikTok, which is under grow...

 2020-07-22 13:29 

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The shift to remote work puts a new focus on home energy use...

The pandemic and the presidential election are together putting a fresh spotlight onto the scope of residential energy demand and how to cut emissions from homes and buildings. The big picture: Lockdowns and remote work are moving energy demand from offic...

 2020-07-22 13:08 

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Washington Redskins to highlight the complicated process of changing an NFL team name...

Changing a team name is a complicated process and typically takes years, but the Washington Redskins are trying to do it in a matter of weeks, amid a pandemic, while concurrently conducting an internal sexual harassment investigation . The state of play: ...

 2020-07-22 11:59 

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The economic recovery is reversing — and another stimulus might not be enough to fix it...

Data: New York Fed; Chart: Axios Visuals The New York Fed's Weekly Economic Index (WEI) is reversing course, showing real-time, high-frequency economic data is again turning negative after climbing back from April and May's coronavirus-driven swoo...

 2020-07-22 11:30 

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"He can't relate in any way": Biden and Obama to talk Trump in new campaign video...

Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama sat down in-person to discuss systemic racism, the coronavirus pandemic and President Trump's handling of those issues for a new campaign video that will be released Thursday. Why it matters: You'll only...

 2020-07-22 10:18 

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James Comey to release new book in January...

In a new book 10 days before the inauguration, former FBI Director James Comey will take aim at politicization of the Justice Department under President Trump, who fired him. " Saving Justice : Truth, Transparency, and Trust," out Jan. 12, is a fo...

 2020-07-22 09:55 

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The one big thing each tech CEO will tell Congress...

The big four tech CEOs testifying at Monday's antitrust hearing will each offer up a key point to defend their firms and deflect lawmakers' wrath. Why it matters : No corporate leader wants to see their industry heavily regulated or their company ...

 2020-07-22 09:40 

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The states at the center of the 2020 voting crisis...

Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Georgia are the battlefronts for voting rights advocates and election lawyers in a year one national expert says could make Bush v. Gore look like "a walk in the park." The big picture: What these states...

 2020-07-22 09:05 

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U.S. orders China's Houston consulate to close...

The Trump administration told China to close its diplomatic consulate in Houston "in order to protect American intellectual property and American's private information," State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus confirmed to Axios on Wednes...

 2020-07-22 09:00 

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Parents turn to "pods" as a coronavirus schooling solution...

Neighbors are banding together to hire private instructors as a way to secure child care and make up for some of the gaps online-only classes will leave in their kids' educations. Why it matters: Parents just want to be sure their children don't f...

 2020-07-22 03:21 

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In photos: Federal force prompts backlash from Portland protesters...

Protests persisted in Portland, Oregon Tuesday night as federal law enforcement officers in camouflage again discharged tear gas in response to ongoing civil unrest following the May 25 death of Minneapolis man George Floyd . Why it matters: While most of...

 2020-07-22 02:52 

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Mass shooting at funeral home on Chicago's South Side leaves at least 14 injured...

A mass shooting at a funeral home on Chicago's South Side left at least 14 people wounded on Tuesday night, police said at a news briefing. The big picture: The shooting happened one day after President Trump threatened to send federal law enforcement...

 2020-07-22 00:40 

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Twitter takes tougher approach against QAnon as it bans 7,000 accounts...

Twitter announced on Tuesday a sweeping crackdown against accounts pushing content related to far-right conspiracy theory movement QAnon. Why it matters: The move comes as Twitter has been increasingly aggressive in taking action against those using its s...

 2020-07-22 00:27 

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Trump raises $20 million at first virtual fundraiser...

President Trump answered onscreen questions at the White House on Tuesday night during his campaign's first virtual fundraiser, which raised more than $20 million from 300,000 donors, the campaign said. The state of play: Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly...

 2020-07-21 22:41 

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U.S. reports over 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time since May...

The U.S. reported more than 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday for the first time since May 29, according to the COVID-19 Tracking Project . Why it matters: Deaths from COVID-19 had slowed after months of lockdowns, but they're starting to ti...

 2020-07-21 22:21 

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The pool of American workers on the coronavirus front lines is getting a lot bigger...

The pool of American workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic is getting a lot bigger. The big picture: Just as grocery and delivery workers found themselves fighting a crisis they didn't sign up for back in March, teachers, hairstylists...

 2020-07-21 21:26 

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Trump acknowledges coronavirus will likely "get worse before it gets better"...

President Trump admitted at his first coronavirus press briefing since April that the outbreak in the U.S. will "probably, unfortunately get worse before it gets better," adding: "Something I don't like saying about things, but that's ...

 2020-07-21 21:24 

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Podcast: Los Angeles school superintendent on reopening remotely...

Unlike in other parts of the United States, Los Angeles isn't debating whether to send students back into physical classrooms. The city's schools have already decided to be fully remote through at least the end of 2020. Axios Re:Cap digs in with A...

 2020-07-21 21:11 

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Parents fight lost rites of passage as coronavirus battle rages on...

Some parents are refusing to let a pandemic cancel their kids' senior proms. Driving the news: Nearly 100 recent New Hampshire high school grads got dressed up last weekend for a private prom, AP reports , one of several held around the country. The b...

 2020-07-21 20:32 

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Fauci says he wasn't invited to Trump's coronavirus press briefing...

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN around 4 p.m. Tuesday that he has not been invited to President Trump's 5 p.m. coronavirus press briefing, and that he most recently spoke to the president ...

 2020-07-21 19:30 

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White House, Senate Republicans far apart on stimulus talks...

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were deployed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to brief the Senate Republican conference, alongside Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on the details of the GOP coronavirus stimulus bil...

 2020-07-21 18:41 

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Ohio House speaker and 4 others charged in $60 million bribery investigation...

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R) and four others were arrested on Tuesday on charges stemming from a $60 million bribery case brought by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers. Why it matters: It's likely the "larg...

 2020-07-21 18:41 

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Controversial Fed board pick Judy Shelton moves closer to confirmation...

The Senate Banking Committee voted on Tuesday to advance Trump's picks to fill the Federal Reserve board, Judy Shelton, and her much less controversial fellow nominee Christopher Waller , for confirmation by the full Senate. Why it matters: Shelton...

 2020-07-21 17:38 

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Trump targets congressional representation for undocumented immigrants...

President Trump issued a memorandum Tuesday that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from influencing congressional apportionment determined by the 2020 Census. Why it matters: The move is sure to provoke legal challenges. Supreme Court precedent has ...

 2020-07-21 16:03 

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U.S. charges Chinese hackers for targeting COVID-19 research...

A federal grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against two Chinese hackers for a "sweeping global computer intrusion campaign" that began over 10 years ago and recently targeted companies developing coronavirus vaccines and treatments, t...

 2020-07-21 15:39 

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Chinese Communist Party members have long faced U.S. immigration hurdles...

Chinese Communist Party members and their families may face new restrictions on traveling to the U.S. that would be a dramatic expansion of current limits. Why it matters: U.S. law, on paper at least, has long prohibited CCP members from immigrating, but ...

 2020-07-21 14:49 

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More women are top decision-makers at venture capital firms, but parity is a long way off...

There has been a sizable increase in the percentage of female decision-makers at U.S. venture capital firms, albeit nothing near parity, according to an Axios analysis. By the numbers: Nearly 12.4% of decision-makers at U.S. venture capital firms are wome...

 2020-07-21 14:44 

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U.K. government ignored Russian interference in Brexit and Scottish independence referendums...

The U.K. government has ignored Russian campaigns to interfere in its democratic system for years, including during the contentious 2014 Scottish independence referendum and 2016 Brexit referendum, according to a long-delayed report released by Parliament...

 2020-07-21 13:46 

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Shock book: Drudge Report hangs on in the age of algorithms...

In an upcoming book about Matt Drudge's life and influence, author Matthew Lysiak, a former New York Daily News reporter, says Drudge is frustrated by the way the unwieldy internet — driven by algorithms and big social media sites — has di...

 2020-07-21 12:55 

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Apple vows to be carbon neutral by 2030...

Apple aims to ensure that within 10 years every product it sells will have a net zero impact on climate change, the tech giant announced Tuesday. The big picture : The new goal is the latest by global technology companies looking to go big on climate chan...

 2020-07-21 12:43 

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California delays high school sports until December as coronavirus looms...

The fall high school sports season in California will be postponed until at least December, the California Interscholastic Federation announced Monday. The state of play: The three typical high school sports seasons — fall, winter and spring —...

 2020-07-21 12:01 

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Wall Street readies for Democratic sweep as Trump falters...

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen and President Trump's approval rating sinks, Wall Street analysts are discussing the increasing probability of a "blue wave" Democratic sweep of the House, Senate and presidency. Why it matters: ...

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