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 2020-01-17 11:12 

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New book: Steve Bannon called Nancy Pelosi "an assassin"...

A sneak peek for Axios readers at a passage from " A Very Stable Genius ," by the WashPost's Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig, out Tuesday: The night of January 23 [2017], the first Monday of his presidency, Trump came facetoface with House and S...

 2020-01-17 11:00 

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Smaller tech firms lay out their complaints against tech giants for Congress...

The tech industry's stories about itself always start with nimble startups with great ideas — typically founded, from Hewlett-Packard to Apple to Google, by two people in a garage. But today, many small tech companies feel like they're fight...

 2020-01-17 11:00 

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Texas commuters are the top polluters...

Reproduced from StreetLight Data ; Chart: Axios Visuals Transportation is a top contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but the worst offenders aren't congested cities like New York and San Francisco. Instead, it's sprawling, car-dependent metros...

 2020-01-17 10:29 

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Even "moderates" Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg have taken positions to the left of Barack Obama...

Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are considered the leading 2020 Democratic moderates, but even they have taken positions to the left of Barack Obama — illuminating the liberal drift of the entire party. Why it matters: In earlier cycles, both men would...

 2020-01-17 10:00 

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Private insurance is the health industry's pot of gold...

Private health insurance is a conduit for exploding health care spending, and there's no end in sight. The big picture: Most politicians defend this status quo, even though prices are soaring. And as the industry's top executives and lobbyists gat...

 2020-01-17 02:18 

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CNN: Evelyn Yang discloses sexual assault, says campaign trail compelled her to go public...

Evelyn Yang, former L'Oral marketing executive and wife of 2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang , divulged in an interview released Thursday that she was sexually assaulted by her obstetrician-gynecologist in 2012 while seven months pregnant, per CNN...

 2020-01-16 23:24 

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she would "likely" vote to call impeachment witnesses...

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wrote in a statement Thursday that there has been "a lot of mischaracterization" of her position on the Senate impeachment trial's procedures, and that it is "likely" she would vote to call additional witne...

 2020-01-16 22:10 

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NBCU's Peacock unveils launch date and pricing tiers...

NBCUniversal unveiled parts of its new streaming service, Peacock, to investors in New York Thursday, promising a consumer-friendly advertising experience that would set it apart from its many competitors. Why it matters: Unlike some of its entertainment ...

 2020-01-16 22:01 

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Trump impeachment trial opens with senators' oath to deliver "impartial justice"...

We're about to get our first impeachment trial in HD, but the rules and procedures are like entering a time capsule. Driving the news: Senators sat quietly in their seats while Rep. Adam Schiff read the articles aloud. They stood as a group while Chie...

 2020-01-16 21:01 

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Trump claims he didn't know about Giuliani letter to Ukraine's Zelensky...

President Trump denied knowing about a May 2019 letter from his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani requesting a private meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, despite Giuliani claiming that he was reaching out with Trump's "knowledge an...

 2020-01-16 19:51 

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China touts "phase one" trade deal as next step in its own development...

President Trump says the initial trade agreement between the U.S. and China is "righting the wrongs of the past," referring to what he views as China's exploitative economic and trade policies. But Beijing is side-stepping that narrative. The ...

 2020-01-16 19:29 

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Watch: Chief Justice John Roberts swears in senators for impeachment trial...

After being sworn in by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered an oath for all senators to deliver "impartial justice" in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Why it matters: The ceremo...

 2020-01-16 18:06 

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It's unlikely that BlackRock's climate strategy will save the planet...

The planet faces a collective action problem of existential proportions. No one country or company can prevent catastrophic global warming; all of them need to work in conjunction with one another. Why it matters: That kind of cooperation flies in the fac...

 2020-01-16 17:43 

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Microsoft vows to become "carbon negative" by 2030...

Microsoft vowed Thursday to be "carbon negative" by 2030 and announced new plans to fund emerging technologies and methods that pull CO2 directly from the atmosphere. Why it matters: Those plans and other climate efforts Microsoft rolled out are p...

 2020-01-16 16:53 

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Senate passes USMCA free trade deal as Trump's impeachment trial looms...

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), designed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Why it matters: The deal now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature, allowing the presid...

 2020-01-16 16:35 

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Pro Rata Podacast: Trump vs. Apple...

There is an escalating dispute between President Trump and Tim Cook over whether Apple should unlock iPhones used by "killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements." Dan digs in with New York Times tech reporter Jack Nicas. Go deeper: ...

 2020-01-16 15:57 

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U.S. private equity "plague" descends on Germany's elevator industry...

In 2005, a top German politician famously referred to private equity as a "plague of locusts," long predating U.S. political hostility toward the industry. Now, private equity is about to learn if German sentiment has softened. Driving the news: A...

 2020-01-16 15:31 

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Federal watchdog finds Trump administration violated law by withholding Ukraine aid...

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released Thursday a decision finding that the White House's Office of Management and Budget violated the law when it withheld military aid to Ukraine. The state of play: The decision from the GAO, an independe...

 2020-01-16 15:08 

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Blackberry CEO John Chen still has to remind people the company exists...

John Chen may be the CEO of BlackBerry, but even he has to sometimes remind people the company is still in business. Why it matters: BlackBerry no longer manufactures phones, but it makes more than $1 billion in revenue per year selling things like securi...

 2020-01-16 14:46 

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Despite aggressive policies, California may miss its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target...

Reproduced from California Energy Policy Simulator; Chart: Axios Visuals A new analysis finds that California is not on track to meet its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets absent new and toughened clean energy policies. Why it matters: California has ...

 2020-01-16 14:15 

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Only 12.5% of regular-season NFL games in 2019 were coached by people of color...

Data: Pro Football Reference ; Photos: Getty; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios In 2003, the NFL instituted the Rooney Rule in an effort to diversify its sidelines. Technically, the rule has done what it promised — requiring teams to interview at leas...

 2020-01-16 12:59 

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Trump and China's "phase one" deal leaves more questions than answers...

There was limited fanfare from the stock market after President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the "phase one" trade deal yesterday. What happened: The 94-page document will roll back some U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods and see China ...

 2020-01-16 10:56 

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Giuliani associate Lev Parnas: "Trump knew exactly what was going on" in Ukraine...

Lev Parnas, a close Rudy Giuliani associate and central figure in the pressure campaign on Ukraine, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow last night: "President Trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all my movements. ... I wouldn't do any...

 2020-01-16 10:47 

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Vladimir Putin eyes becoming Russia's leader for life...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, 67, has given the clearest signal yet of how he plans to navigate term limits and join China's Xi Jinping, 66, as a possible leader for life. Why it matters: Several of the world's most powerful leaders have recen...

 2020-01-16 10:00 

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How Putin won the fight to undermine trust in U.S. elections...

If Russia's goal in meddling in U.S. elections has been to undermine trust in the democratic process, it has already won — and the U.S. isn't even starting to take the sort of steps that might reverse that outcome. Why it matters: Free, fair...

 2020-01-16 09:05 

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The 2010s were officially the hottest decade on record...

It's official: Last year was the second hottest on record, and 2010-2019 was the hottest decade ever recorded. Why it matters: The findings, published in two separate reports by NOAA and the British weather service the Met Office Wednesday, are in lin...

 2020-01-16 03:49 

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NYT: U.S. resumes military operations with Iraq...

American troops resumed joint military operations with Iraq on Wednesday, the New York Times reports, citing two anonymous U.S. military officials. Why it matters: Operations are rebooting two weeks after thousands of protesters and militia fighters swarm...

 2020-01-16 01:40 

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"I think you just called me a liar on national TV:" Warren confronts Sanders post-debate...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told 2020 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders after the seventh Democratic debate, "I think you called me a liar on national TV," CNN audio broadcast Wednesday indicates. Driving the news: The progressive candidates had a heated exchan...

 2020-01-16 00:33 

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Angela Merkel warns against demonizing China for its success...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe needs to strengthen its cooperation on issues like technology and defense, while avoiding involvement in U.S.-China tensions, in an interview with the FT . What she's saying: "The United States' focu...

 2020-01-15 22:36 

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ACLU sues Trump administration over Central America asylum agreements...

The ACLU and other advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's asylum agreements that allow Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to be sent to Guatemala. Why it matters: The "safe third country" agreement...

 2020-01-15 21:35 

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House paves way for new evidence in impeachment trial...

28 days after the House voted to impeach President Trump, two articles and seven House managers will officially move over to the Senate for the third impeachment trial in U.S. history. Why it matters: Barring a last-minute mutiny, Trump will be acquitted ...

 2020-01-15 20:20 

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Smart VC money is beginning to seep out beyond Silicon Valley...

Adapted from Pitchbook; Chart: Axios Visuals Venture capital investment is seeping out from Silicon Valley to the rest of the country, but the West Coast still dominates the market by a wide margin. Why it matters: Venture capital investment can play a cr...

 2020-01-15 19:39 

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Apple buys Seattle-based Xnor.ai for reported $200 million...

Apple confirmed to Axios it has purchased Xnor.ai, a Seattle-based startup that specializes in putting artificial intelligence on devices rather than via centralized servers. Why it matters : Doing AI work on devices is a key trend, especially for Apple, ...

 2020-01-15 18:33 

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House votes to send articles of impeachment to Senate...

The House approved a resolution on Wednesday appointing House managers for the impeachment trial and transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Rep Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) was the sole Democrat to vote against the resolution. Why it matters...

 2020-01-15 18:04 

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U.S. and China sign "phase one" trade agreement...

President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed Wednesday the "phase one" trade deal between the U.S. and China. The big picture: The 18-month trade war between the two countries has largely lacked significant breakthroughs, causing major m...

 2020-01-15 17:35 

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Last debate before Iowa caucuses highlights Democrats' climate divide...

Climate change wasn't front and center in last night's Democratic primary debate, but the topic produced some noteworthy moments. Why it matters: It was the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, and multiple polls have shown that climate is among ...

 2020-01-15 16:48 

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MIT's Jeffrey Epstein investigator and investor Leon Black present dueling claims...

Last Friday, MIT released an unredacted version of the 61-page report by law firm Goodwin Procter into Jeffrey Epstein's donations to the university. What's new: There is a dispute as to the cooperation of Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black, ...

 2020-01-15 15:12 

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Nancy Pelosi taps Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler among 7 House impeachment managers...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) would serve among the seven individuals tapped as the House's managers during the Senate's im...

 2020-01-15 14:55 

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Russia's prime minister resigns as Putin prepares for transition...

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his cabinet resigned Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin announced major changes to the structure of Russia's government. Why it matters: This is part of a much wider shakeup. Putin is facing constitutio...

 2020-01-15 14:26 

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WNBA and union finalize historic deal for higher salaries and better benefits...

The WNBA and its players' union have come to terms on a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement that includes higher salaries, improved family benefits and better travel accommodations. Why it matters: This represents a turning point for women&...

 2020-01-15 12:40 

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Manufacturing should bounce back in 2020 as U.S.-China trade war recedes...

Last year was one to forget for the world's manufacturers, as industry metrics declined to some of the lowest levels in years. The state of play: Investors and industry insiders see the sector mounting a comeback in 2020 as the trade war and tariffs a...

 2020-01-15 10:45 

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The future of firefighting...

The world is entering the age of extreme fire — and we're increasingly unprepared for it. The big picture: As we've seen in Australia, California and the Amazon, fires are burning hotter, longer and more frequently around the world. Our reso...

 2020-01-15 06:01 

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Yovanovitch urges probe into whether she was surveilled in Ukraine after phone records release...

A lawyer for former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch told MSNBC Tuesday there should be an investigation into whether she was monitored in Ukraine after newly released records shed new light on events leading up to her ouster. Driving the news: House Democrat...

 2020-01-15 05:35 

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In photos: Warren and Sanders clash during fiery Iowa debate...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared to reject Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders' handshake after the progressive pair clashed during Tuesday night's debate in Des Moines, Iowa. A million lip readers about to gather round this clip pic.t...

 2020-01-15 04:36 

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4 takeaways from the 7th Democratic debate...

Six candidates squared off at Tuesday night's Democratic debate, which took place in Iowa but began with a global policy discussion on war and America's record in the Middle East. The big picture: Recent tensions with Iran offered candidates the o...

 2020-01-15 03:20 

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Klobuchar: Obamacare is more popular than Trump...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke on the Affordable Care Act and how she believes it's better to build on the plan than try to bring in something new, splitting from Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren who back Medicare for All. "The Affordable Care ...

 2020-01-15 03:15 

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Debate night: 2020 candidates' last chance before Iowa caucuses...

Six 2020 candidates started the seventh Democratic debate Tuesday with their foreign policy pitches, trade, health care and whether a woman could beat President Trump. Why it matters: The debate is the last before the Iowa caucus — the first real te...

 2020-01-15 03:07 

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren respond to reports that Bernie said a woman couldn't win...

Sen. Bernie Sanders denied he told Sen. Elizabeth Warren a woman would not be able to win the U.S. presidency , during the seventh Democratic debate Tuesday night. "Well, as a matter of fact, I didn't say it. And I don't want to waste a whole ...

 2020-01-15 02:47 

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Sanders and Warren clash on North America trade deal...

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took opposite positions on President Trump's North American trade deal, with Warren saying she would vote for it whereas Sanders said he would not. What they're saying: Sanders has consistently criticized ...

 2020-01-15 02:31 

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Biden: "I would leave troops in the Middle East"...

As tensions remain high between the U.S. and Iran, former Vice President Joe Biden said he would leave troops in the Middle East to continue fighting ISIS, and accused President Trump of lying about Iran's imminent attack against American embassies to...

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