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 2020-09-04 15:19 

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The Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest police union, endorses Trump...

The Fraternal Order of Police — the largest police union in the U.S. — on Friday endorsed President Trump for re-election. Why it matters: Trump has made issues of "law and order" a central theme of his campaign amid the large anti-rac...

 2020-09-04 14:40 

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DOJ updates merger remedies guidelines for the first time in nearly a decade...

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday updated its merger remedies guidelines for the first time in nearly a decade. Why it matters: This is the new framework for how DOJ plans to solve for antitrust concerns, including for mega-mergers that reshape i...

 2020-09-04 12:37 

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Women's soccer will get major U.S. exposure this weekend...

Women's soccer will get major U.S. exposure this weekend, with the NWSL kicking off its seven-week "Fall Series" on CBS and the FA Women's Super League (England) beginning its season on NBCSN. Why it matters: It's an exciting time for ...

 2020-09-04 12:31 

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U.S. economy added 1.4 million jobs in August...

The U.S. added 1.4 million jobs last month, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.4% from 10.2% in July, the government announced on Friday. Why it matters: The labor market is rebounding, but the pace of hiring has dropped off. The slowdown could be a si...

 2020-09-04 12:01 

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The stock market had its worst day in months, but no one is quite sure why...

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals The Nasdaq fell 5% on Thursday, its worst decline since March, and the S&P 500 had its worst session since June, but no one was quite sure why. What happened: Fund managers and strategists posited that profit taking or ...

 2020-09-04 11:20 

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The coronavirus pandemic is driving skyrocketing rates of depression...

Adapted from Ettman, et al., 2020, " Prevalence of Depression Symptoms in US Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic "; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Americans are reporting symptoms of depression three times more than they were before th...

 2020-09-04 10:43 

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Portland shooting suspect Michael Forest Reinoehl killed by officers...

Michael Forest Reinoehl, the man wanted for killing a right-wing activist during a pro-Trump rally in Portland last weekend, was shot dead as federal law enforcement attempted to take him into custody overnight, The Oregonian reports . The state of play: ...

 2020-09-04 09:30 

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Biden's centrist mirage...

Joe Biden spent a career cultivating the image of a deal-making centrist — and is making this a key selling point for swing voters in 2020. But the modern Biden has been pushed left by his party's insurgent progressives. Why it matters : Biden h...

 2020-09-04 09:13 

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will move to deter "civil unrest" after election...

Mark Zuckerberg tells "Axios on HBO" that Facebook is imposing new election rules to deter use of the platform to spread of misinformation and even violence, and to help voters see the results as "legitimate and fair." Driving the news: Th...

 2020-09-04 09:00 

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Cheaper, longer-lasting batteries are speeding up the shift to electric vehicles...

The promise of a new generation of low-cost, long-lasting batteries is catalyzing a long-awaited shift to electric vehicles. Why it matters: Two big obstacles stand in the way of widespread EV adoption: cost and driving range. But steady advancements in b...

 2020-09-03 23:03 

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Merkel urged to abandon Russia pipeline over Navalny attack...

Angela Merkel's call to action over the nerve agent attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been turned around on her: demands that the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas project be scrapped are growing louder. Why it matters: The pipeline...

 2020-09-03 21:58 

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How "COVID fatigue" clouds judgment and endangers public health...

Compounded stress and exhaustion from worrying about the coronavirus pandemic since the start of the year is leading to "COVID fatigue" and serious mental health issues, some medical experts say. Why it matters: This can lead to risky behavior tha...

 2020-09-03 20:18 

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Biden says he spoke with Jacob Blake by phone for 15 minutes...

Joe Biden spoke with Jacob Blake by phone on Thursday for 15 minutes during a private meeting with Blake's family in Wisconsin. Driving the news: This was Biden's third time out on the campaign trail this week — the former VP has largely stu...

 2020-09-03 19:49 

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Podcast: Exploring the potential for election night nightmares...

America is unlikely to know its presidential winner on election night due to the expected surge in mail-in votes. A nightmare scenario is that one candidate will appear to have won based on initial tallies, but the leader flips as more mail-in votes are c...

 2020-09-03 17:17 

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U.S.-China tensions threaten supply chains in almost all industries...

There are few positions more uncomfortable nowadays than being an American company reliant on China. But reconfiguring supply chains is far from easy. The big picture: A recent McKinsey report showed almost all industries at risk of supply-chain disruptio...

 2020-09-03 15:59 

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N.C. election board refutes Trump: "It is illegal to vote twice"...

North Carolina's election board on Thursday was compelled to remind residents that voting twice is a felony, after President Trump suggested that voters should vote once by mail and again in person on Election Day. What they're saying: "Attemp...

 2020-09-03 15:47 

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Stocks drop 3% amid tech sell-off...

Stocks dropped more than 3% on Thursday — the market's worst drop since June — while the Nasdaq fell 4.5%. The big picture: The indices are still hovering near their highest levels ever — the S&P 500 is still higher than it was at an...

 2020-09-03 13:00 

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New Apple ad pokes rivals over privacy...

In a new TV ad out today, Apple features people inappropriately blurting out private information in public places. Why it matters : With this bit of satire, Apple aims to win over consumers with a privacy-first message — and also to paint itself as ...

 2020-09-03 12:39 

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How grading agencies drove the trading card boom...

Following a decades-long downturn due to overproduction and dwindling interest, the trading card industry is booming . The state of play: The boom was aided by the emergence of grading agencies, which fundamentally changed the art of card collecting, whil...

 2020-09-03 12:02 

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The "buy anything" rally: The stock market keeps rising...

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals U.S. stocks continue their surge, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq all finishing the day higher on Wednesday, as seemingly every sector of the market has rallied since the start of the third...

 2020-09-03 11:50 

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Schumer slams Senate Republicans' coronavirus relief plan as "emaciated"...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lambasted Senate Republicans' stripped-down coronavirus relief package as "emaciated," accusing his colleagues in a Thursday letter of only trying to "give the appearance of action." Why it...

 2020-09-03 11:11 

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The scramble to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine...

All of a sudden, it feels like we're hurtling toward a coronavirus vaccine — with the first doses potentially being administered before the 2020 election. Why it matters: The question of whether politics influence the Trump administration's ...

 2020-09-03 11:00 

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Facebook will ban new political ads a week before Election Day...

Facebook said Thursday that it will no longer accept new political ads for the week leading up to Election Day. It will also label posts from candidates who claim victory prematurely and will direct users to the official results. Why it matters: It's ...

 2020-09-03 10:00 

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Biden says he's not banning fracking, but his position on natural gas is fuzzy...

Joe Biden has the most aggressive climate-change plan in presidential-election history, but he continues to evade the dicey topic of natural gas. Why it matters : Natural gas, mostly derived from the controversial extraction process called fracking, is fi...

 2020-09-03 09:40 

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"Chaos scenarios" drive gatekeepers' election prep...

Big tech is holding dry runs to game out different chaos scenarios around Election Day — and election officials are pushing to speed vote-by-mail counts even as they prepare Americans for delayed results, key participants tell Axios. Why it matters ...

 2020-09-03 09:30 

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Focus group: Wisconsin swing voters feel overlooked by Biden...

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Some voters in Wisconsin say they feel Joe Biden cares less about them and their concerns than about the people protesting systemic racism. Why it matters: As Trump leans into a law-and-order message to try to align Biden with street...

 2020-09-03 09:00 

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America's progress against the coronavirus has stalled...

Data: The COVID Tracking Project , state health departments; Note: Washington state case count does not include Sept. 1; Map: Andrew Witherspoon, Sara Wise/Axios America's brief spurt of progress in containing the coronavirus has stalled out. Why it m...

 2020-09-03 06:07 

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Trump issues memo to cut funding from "anarchist" Democratic cities...

President Trump issued a memorandum on Wednesday titled "Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities." Why it matters: The review threatens to withdraw federa...

 2020-09-03 04:43 

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Demonstrators protest death of Black man restrained by N.Y. police using a hood...

Dozens of demonstrators in Rochester, New York, were protesting into the night Wednesday over police who put a hood over the head of a Black man who died seven days later, per the New York Times . Driving the news: New York Attorney General Letitia James ...

 2020-09-03 03:17 

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U.S. debt to reach 100% of GDP in 2021...

The federal budget deficit will reach $3.3 trillion in the fiscal year ending this month — more than triple the 2019 shortfall, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected on Wednesday. Why it matters: That would be 16% of GDP, the l...

 2020-09-03 01:22 

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Trump suggests people in N.C. break the law and vote twice to test mail-in system...

President Trump suggested during a visit to North Carolina that people should vote once by mail and again in person during the election. What he's saying: "Let them send it in and let them go vote and if their system's as good as they say it i...

 2020-09-02 22:00 

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Barr says "epidemic" of police brutality against Black people is "false narrative"...

Attorney General Bill Barr denied Wednesday that there are "two justice systems" for Black and white people in the U.S., claiming in a wide-ranging interview on CNN that the idea that there is an "epidemic" of police shooting unarmed Black...

 2020-09-02 21:30 

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Podcast: Walmart's plan to battle Amazon Prime...

Walmart on Tuesday announced a subscription service that will compete directly with Amazon Prime, as America's two largest retailers continue to fight for supremacy. Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside to learn...

 2020-09-02 19:45 

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America's botched coronavirus response is a warning sign for future threats...

America's failures in handling the coronavirus pandemic bode ill for our ability to deal with climate change and other threats that loom on the horizon. Why it matters: America's ongoing struggles with the coronavirus have caused tremendous human ...

 2020-09-02 19:30 

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CDC requests states ready COVID-19 vaccine distribution by November...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week "urgently" requested governors to speed up their permit applications so vaccine distribution sites are operational by early November, McClatchy reports. Why it matters : When a vaccine is re...

 2020-09-02 18:07 

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Biden calls for charges against officers in Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake shootings...

Joe Biden said at an event in Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday that the police officers in Jacob Blake's shooting and Breonna Taylor's murder "need to be charged," and called for an investigation into the individual who shot and killed a Tru...

 2020-09-02 16:22 

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Commission on Presidential Debates announces moderators...

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday announced the moderators for the general election debates: Fox News' Chris Wallace, USA Today's Susan Page, C-SPAN's Steve Scully and NBC News' Kristen Welker. What to watch: It's a w...

 2020-09-02 16:01 

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Biden campaign says it raised record-breaking $364.5 million in August...

Joe Biden and shared Democratic Party committees together raised $364.5 million in the month of August, his campaign announced Wednesday. Why it matters: The total is believed to be the most ever raised by a U.S. presidential candidate in a single month, ...

 2020-09-02 15:03 

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Joe Biden to visit Kenosha on Thursday...

Joe Biden and his wife Jill plan to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, where they will hold a "community meeting" to "bring together Americans to heal and address the challenges we face" before making a local stop in the city, his camp...

 2020-09-02 14:26 

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Chinese export rules add new complication to TikTok Rubik's Cube...

TikTok is less than two weeks away from President Trump's deal-or-death deadline, but a transaction is feeling even further away than when he first made his threat . Driving the news: China's new tech export rules could prevent ByteDance from incl...

 2020-09-02 14:03 

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Foldable phones are getting their moment...

Folding-smartphone release s from Samsung and Microsoft show the devices starting to carve out a niche as the equivalent of luxury cars. Still up in the air is whether these phones and their successors can propel the category from novel curiosity into the...

 2020-09-02 13:55 

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Mining for materials used in renewable power may harm biodiversity...

Expanded mining for materials used in renewable power technologies and electric cars could harm vulnerable species and ecosystems absent better planning, according to a peer-reviewed paper in Nature Communications. Why it matters: The tech needed to fight...

 2020-09-02 13:54 

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Putin foe Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, German government says...

Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist, was attacked with the nerve agent Novichok — a calling card of the Russian security services — Germany's government announced on Wednesday. State of play: Navalny ...

 2020-09-02 13:41 

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Scientists have spotted a new kind of black hole for the first time...

Scientists announced Wednesday the first surefire evidence of a never-before-seen type of black hole in deep space. Why it matters: Intermediate-mass black holes could be key to understanding how black holes and galaxies form. In May 2019, scientists usin...

 2020-09-02 11:36 

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Trading cards have far outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 12 years...

Sports trading cards are enjoying something of a renaissance, fetching greater value than ever before and engendering excitement on a level not seen since their last golden age in the 1990s . Driving the news: A Mike Trout rookie card sold for $3.9 millio...

 2020-09-02 11:21 

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Saudi Arabia to allow all Israel-UAE flights to use its airspace...

Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow all flights between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to pass through its airspace, following lobbying from the Trump administration. The backstory: The UAE had made a formal request of the Saudis as part of their normal...

 2020-09-02 11:07 

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The FDA's convalescent plasma fallout continues...

The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday released a statement undercutting the Food and Drug Administration's emergency authorization of convalescent plasma as a coronavirus treatment — an escalation of an extraordinary public disagreement b...

 2020-09-02 10:57 

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Gallup: U.S. perceptions of race relations hit new low...

Americans' perceptions of the current state of race relations are more negative than at any time since Gallup started asking the question in 2001. Why it matters: It comes during a summer of mass protests about racial injustice following a series of v...

 2020-09-02 09:40 

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Here comes the real recession...

Economists are warning that the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic is now creating another recession: mass job losses, business failures and declines in spending even in industries not directly impacted by the virus. Why it matters: The ...

 2020-09-02 03:43 

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Melania Trump used private email accounts in the White House, ex-aide tells WashPost...

First lady Melania Trump often used private email accounts while in the White House, her former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff alleged to the Washington Post in an interview published Tuesday night. Why it matters: President Trump made the FBI investig...

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