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 2019-12-31 23:08 

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Kim Jong-un announces end to moratorium on nuclear weapon tests...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in a New Year's speech that his country would abandon a self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, declaring that there "will never be denuclearization on the Korean p...

 2019-12-31 21:14 

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Wall Street has its best year since 2013...

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals Wall Street had its biggest annual gain in six years — with the S&P 500 rising 29% and the Nasdaq Composite rising 35% in 2019. The Dow lagged behind other indices, but saw its biggest yearly gain since 2017. Why ...

 2019-12-31 20:55 

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Behind the scenes of Trump's Iraq thinking as he confronts a foreign policy crisis...

The storming of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad has launched one of the biggest foreign policy crises of the Trump presidency. Driving the news: Outside the embassy, " thousands of protesters and militia fighters [were] chanting 'Death to America,'...

 2019-12-31 20:34 

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Illinois governor pardons 11,000 marijuana convictions ahead of Jan. 1 legalization...

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker granted more than 11,000 pardons on Tuesday for minor, non-violent marijuana offenses, as the state prepares to legalize the drug on Jan. 1, AP reports . The big picture: Illinois on Wednesday will become the 11th state to allow ...

 2019-12-31 18:34 

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Susan Collins says it's "inappropriate" for McConnell, Warren to "prejudge" impeachment trial...

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told Maine Public Radio Tuesday that it was "inappropriate" for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to "prejudge the evidence" in President Trump's forthcoming...

 2019-12-31 17:51 

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20 Years of Putin: Tracing his rise from KGB to Kremlin...

Twenty years ago today, on New Year's Eve 1999, a political newcomer and former KGB operative named Vladimir Putin suddenly assumed the Russian presidency. Part 1 of our "20 Years of Putin" special report focuses on his rise, his early years a...

 2019-12-31 17:35 

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The rise of dual-career couples is contributing to lower mobility rates between cities...

The rise of dual-career couples has contributed to lower mobility rates between cities and has made it harder to recruit workers to smaller job markets. Why it matters: Moving to a different town for a job opportunity was more common when most households ...

 2019-12-31 16:41 

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski won't run for Senate in New Hampshire...

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski announced in a Tuesday tweet that he will not run for Senate in New Hampshire next year despite the fact that he is "certain [he] would have won." The backdrop: Lewandowski had been weighing a bid ag...

 2019-12-31 14:26 

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Trump says he'll sign "phase one" trade deal with China at White House on Jan. 15...

President Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will sign the "phase one" trade deal with China in a ceremony at the White House on Jan. 15. The intrigue: Trump did not indicate that Chinese President Xi Jinping would be in Washington for the occasion, sa...

 2019-12-31 13:17 

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U.S. embassy in Baghdad attacked by protesters and evacuated...

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from the Baghdad embassy for their safety, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters and militia fighters thronged the gates in fury at U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Reuters reports . The scene:...

 2019-12-31 10:45 

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Americans are moving far less these days as millennials stay in place...

Data: Census 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement ; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios Fewer than 10% of Americans moved to new places in the 2018-2019 year, the lowest rate since the Census Bureau began tracking domestic reloca...

 2019-12-31 01:40 

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Uber and PostMates sue California over gig-worker rights law set to take effect this week...

Uber and Postmates are suing California over a law set to take effect this week that will provide gig-economy workers with additional employment protections, Bloomberg reports. Where it stands: The lawsuit was filed in a Los Angeles federal court Monday, ...

 2019-12-31 01:32 

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Trump praises Texas parishioners who fatally shot gunman and state gun laws...

President Trump tweeted his praise Monday for the "brave parishioners" who returned fire on a gunman who entered their church in Fort Worth, Texas, and the state's gun laws . Our prayers are with the families of the victims and the congregatio...

 2019-12-30 23:02 

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How violent conflicts shaped the past decade...

Data: UNHCR ; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios The number of people killed in armed conflicts has fallen from a recent high of 143,409 in 2014 — the height of the Syrian civil war — to 77,392 last year, per the Uppsala Conflict Data Program . Zoom in:...

 2019-12-30 22:33 

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Judge dismisses lawsuit from Bolton deputy subpoenaed in impeachment inquiry...

A federal judge on Monday dismissed and declared moot a lawsuit by former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, who was seeking a ruling on whether to comply with a subpoena in the House's impeachment inquiry or a directive from the Whit...

 2019-12-30 22:28 

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Former Nissan head Carlos Ghosn surfaces in Lebanon while out on bail in Japan...

The former chairman of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance Carlos Ghosn landed in Lebanon Sunday after being released on bail for financial misconduct charges in Japan, the Financial Times reports. Why it matters: It's unclear whether Ghosn fled Ja...

 2019-12-30 20:09 

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Bernie Sanders releases letters from doctors deeming him fit for presidency...

Sen. Bernie Sanders released letters from his primary physician and two cardiologists on Monday stating that the 2020 candidate "has the mental and physical stamina to fully undertake the rigors of the Presidency." Why it matters: The 78-year-old ...

 2019-12-30 20:03 

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Census data projects red states will gain more congressional power in 2020...

Data: Brookings analysis of U.S. Census data; Table: Naema Ahmed/Axios California is projected to lose a congressional seat for the first time next year, while states President Trump won such as Texas and Florida will likely gain seats, according to an an...

 2019-12-30 18:10 

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China now has more cities of +1 million people than the U.S., EU and South America combined...

This decade began just after a historic inflection point, with 51% of the world's population living in urban areas. By the numbers: That proportion has continued to rise steadily, reaching 55% as of 2018. It's climbed faster in China, up from 48% ...

 2019-12-30 17:53 

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Prosecutors charge Monsey stabbings suspect with federal hate crimes...

Prosecutors filed federal hate crime charges on Monday against 37-year-old Grafton Thomas — the suspect accused of stabbing five people in a Hasidic rabbi's home in Monsey, N.Y., during a Hanukkah celebration this weekend, the New York Times rep...

 2019-12-30 16:43 

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Map: The world is less free than a decade ago...

Data: Freedom House ; Map: Axios Visuals A decade ago, Freedom House warned of an emerging trend: freedom had declined around the world for three consecutive years after a prolonged period of democratization. The state of play: That decline has continued ...

 2019-12-30 14:38 

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Gallup: Trump and Obama tie as America's most admired man...

President Trump and former President Obama shared the honors as America's most admired man in 2019 in Gallup's annual poll . The big picture: With both receiving the support of 18% of Americans, it's Obama's 12th time in the top slot &mdas...

 2019-12-30 11:00 

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Poll: Black Americans' opposition to Trump is pushing them to vote in 2020...

A majority of black Americans are more interested in voting in the 2020 presidential election than they were in 2016, according to a national survey of 1200 black voters and non-voters conducted by Third Way and the Joint Center. Why it matters: Black vot...

 2019-12-30 10:45 

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The decade of the very poor and the super rich...

Data: The World Bank and World Poverty Clock. Note: 1999-2015 World Bank figures are incomplete in South Asia. 2016-2019 figures are World Poverty Clock projections. Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios The 2010s may be remembered as the decade when the global 1...

 2019-12-30 07:23 

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Mass evacuation as "columns of fire" threaten Aussie tourist spot...

Authorities have urged tens of thousands of people to evacuate to safety in the Australian state of Victoria Monday amid extreme fire conditions — as forecasters warn southeastern Australia is being hit by record heat. The latest: Victoria's Eme...

 2019-12-30 06:08 

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Chinese court sentences "gene-editing" scientist He Jiankui to 3 years in prison...

A court in China sentenced researcher He Jiankui to three years in prison and fined him 3 million yuan (nearly $430,000) for "illegally carrying out the human embryo gene-editing intended for reproduction," the state-run Xinhua reported Monday. Wh...

 2019-12-30 03:56 

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Kim Jong-un calls for "positive and offensive" security measures to protect North Korea...

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said during a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party Sunday that "positive and offensive measures" are needed to protect the country's security and sovereignty, the state-run news agency KCNA reports. Why...

 2019-12-30 01:14 

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Deadly shooting at Texas church...

A gunman opened fire at a church in Texas on Sunday morning, killing one person and critically wounding another before being fatally shot by another parishioner, the New York Times reports. What they're saying: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a stateme...

 2019-12-29 23:13 

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Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer...

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is undergoing treatment for Stage IV pancreatic cancer, his office announced Sunday. The big picture: The 79-year-old Lewis is a civil rights icon who has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is often referred to as "...

 2019-12-29 18:36 

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U.S. forces conduct airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in Syria, Iraq...

The Pentagon announced in a statement Sunday that the U.S. conducted "precision defensive strikes" on five facilities in Iraq and Syria belonging to Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia. The big picture: The Defense Department said the a...

 2019-12-29 16:40 

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WaPo editor: Americans may be "numb" to Trump's "15,000 false or misleading claims"...

Martin Baron, the executive editor of the Washington Post, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that while Americans may be "numb" to the more than 15,000 false claims made by President Trump and flagged by the Post, the newspaper still has ...

 2019-12-29 15:01 

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Anti-Defamation League official: The Jewish community is facing an "epidemic" in New York...

Oren Segal, vice president of the Anti-Defamation League, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that New York's Jewish communities are facing an "epidemic" following a mass stabbing at the home of a Hasidic rabbi — roughly the 1...

 2019-12-29 13:11 

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Ukraine, Russian-backed rebels swap prisoners in step toward ending six-year war...

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists exchanged dozens of prisoners on Sunday, a small step toward ending a six-year conflict in the eastern Donbass region that has claimed the lives of at least 13,000 soldiers and civilians, the AP reports ...

 2019-12-29 12:56 

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In photos: The moments that defined a decade...

The 2010s were marked by terrorism, major natural disasters, huge political upheaval and, in the U.S. in particular, political polarization . Zoom in: The decade began with Democratic President Obama, political gridlock in the Republican-controlled Congre...

 2019-12-29 12:00 

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Amazon's year of turbulence...

Amazon's 2019 was full of headline-grabbing moments — everything from political fights to new records for the company that have upended the way we shop. The big picture: The tech giant's year started with a fight with New York City and ended...

 2019-12-29 12:00 

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U.S. companies are forcing workers to train their own foreign replacements...

Opponents of job outsourcing are making a holiday-season appeal to President Trump: Stop U.S. companies from forcing American workers to train the very same cheaper foreign laborers who will soon replace them. Why it matters: Trump promised voters he'...

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