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 2020-08-13 02:03 

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U.S. reports 1,485 coronavirus deaths in a single day...

The U.S. reported 1,485 deaths due to the coronavirus on Wednesday, COVID Tracking Project data shows. Why it matters: It's the highest single-day COVID-19 death toll since May 15, when the country reported 1,507 deaths. The U.S. has seen a total of 1...

 2020-08-12 23:24 

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Biden campaign raises $26 million in 24 hours after announcing Harris as running mate...

Joe Biden's campaign announced on Wednesday that it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after revealing Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick. Why it matters: The cash influx signals that Harris has helped the Democratic presidential campaig...

 2020-08-12 21:48 

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Kamala Harris previews dual role in debut speech: Attacking Trump and humanizing Biden...

Sen. Kamala Harris began her first speech as Joe Biden's running mate excoriating President Trump for his "mismanagement" of the coronavirus and scorn for the racial justice movement, before quickly pivoting to how she came to know Biden: thro...

 2020-08-12 21:30 

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America's two-sided COVID-19 response...

America's bungled political and social response to the coronavirus exists side-by-side with a record-breaking push to create a vaccine with U.S. companies and scientists at the center. Why it matters: America's two-sided response serves as an X-ra...

 2020-08-12 21:14 

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"Her story is America's story": Joe Biden introduces Kamala Harris in first joint appearance...

Joe Biden formally introduced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Wednesday, telling a socially distanced audience in a Wilmington, Del., gymnasium: "I have no doubt that I picked the right person to join me as the next vice president of the Uni...

 2020-08-12 19:03 

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New Jersey governor allows schools to reopen for in-person learning...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced Wednesday he will sign an executive order allowing private and public K-12 schools and universities to reopen for in-person learning in September. The big picture: New York and New Jersey have now authorized schoo...

 2020-08-12 16:16 

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Pelosi on state of coronavirus stimulus talks: "It's a chasm"...

Democrats and the Trump administration remain "miles apart" on negotiations over a coronavirus stimulus deal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday. Driving the news , via Axios' Dion Rabouin : Congress' failure to renew ...

 2020-08-12 15:32 

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U.S. threatens UN peacekeeping veto for Lebanon over Hezbollah concerns...

The Trump administration is threatening to veto a resolution to extend the UN's long-standing peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon if its mandate isn't changed, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me. Why it matters: The U.S. is the main funder of...

 2020-08-12 13:47 

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Trump congratulates QAnon conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene on Georgia GOP runoff win...

President Trump on Wednesday tweeted congratulations to Marjorie Taylor Greene, a vocal QAnon conspiracy theorist who won the Republican nomination in Georgia's deep-red 14th Congressional District runoff. Why it matters: The president's approval ...

 2020-08-12 13:38 

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What Kamala Harris means for Biden's climate plans — and beyond...

Sen. Kamala Harris' VP selection could heighten the ticket's focus on environmental justice while prompting fresh Trump campaign political attacks on Democrats' energy plans. Why it matters: Her introduction comes in an election year that has ...

 2020-08-12 12:12 

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U.S. already feeling effects of ending unemployment benefits...

Congress' failure to renew enhanced unemployment measures at the end of July is already showing up in consumer spending patterns, holding down retail purchases and foot traffic, economists at Deutsche Bank say. What happened: The reduced spending alig...

 2020-08-12 11:58 

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Investors are betting the future is priced in euros...

It's the euro's time now — at least that's how investors have been positioning recently. What's happening: Speculators have raised their bets to the highest in nine years that the dollar will fall and increased bullish bets that the ...

 2020-08-12 10:57 

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What Trumpworld really thinks about Biden picking Kamala Harris...

What we're hearing about Joe Biden picking Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate from the text chain of the Axios political team. White House editor Margaret Talev: So far, Harris has been the hardest for Trump to brand. The initial Trump campaign re...

 2020-08-12 10:48 

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What Joe Biden's historic selection of Kamala Harris tells us about how he would govern...

Three quick points about Joe Biden's historic selection of Sen. Kamala (pronounced COMMA-luh) Harris of California as his running mate — and clues they give us to how Biden would govern: She was always at the top of his list. As I look back thro...

 2020-08-12 10:30 

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EU-U.S. privacy rift leaves businesses in disarray...

Some businesses fear growing liability while others worry that small and mid-sized firms will get hurt as the U.S. and Europe begin work to replace Privacy Shield, the pact that let thousands of firms transfer data across the Atlantic without breaking EU ...

 2020-08-12 09:15 

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The top-selling U.S. drugs in 2019...

Data: IQVIA, company financial documents; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios The 10 highest-selling drugs in the U.S. last year gave away more than $23 billion in rebates to insurance intermediaries, but still netted almost $58 billion in sales. The big pict...

 2020-08-12 09:00 

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America's flying blind on its coronavirus response...

A month after the Trump administration changed how hospital data is reported, the public release of this data "has slowed to a crawl," the Wall Street Journal reports . The big picture: This is the latest example of how the world's wealthiest ...

 2020-08-12 08:07 

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Pandemic plunges U.K. into "largest recession on record"...

The United Kingdom slumped into recession as its gross domestic product GDP shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) confirmed Wednesday. Why it matters: Per an ONS statement , "It is clear...

 2020-08-12 06:09 

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EU threatens Belarus with sanctions amid third night of unrest...

The European Union warned Tuesday it could reimpose sanctions on Belarus as riot police clashed for a third night with demonstrators protesting this week's elections that the EU described as "neither free nor fair," per the Guardian . Why it m...

 2020-08-12 02:26 

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Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota primary...

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary against lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux on Tuesday evening, AP reports . Why it matters: The race is one that's played out across the U.S. as progressives continue to sweep party nominations. Omar's ...

 2020-08-12 01:51 

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QAnon conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia's 14th district runoff...

Gun-rights activist Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated physician John Cowan in a runoff election for the Republican nomination in Georgia's deep-red 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, AP reports . Why it matters: Greene, a vocal QAnon conspiracy the...

 2020-08-11 22:29 

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Voters in Minnesota, Georgia, Wisconsin, Conneticut and Vermont cast ballots...

Primary elections are being held on Tuesday in Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin. The big picture: Georgia and Wisconsin both struggled to hold primaries during the coronavirus pandemic, but are doing so again — testing their vo...

 2020-08-11 22:05 

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Trump administration buys 100 million doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine...

The U.S. government has agreed to buy 100 million doses of Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine for $1.5 billion, or $15 per dose. Why it matters: The Trump administration, through Operation Warp Speed, has now bought initial batches of vaccines...

 2020-08-11 20:58 

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"I am ecstatic": Democrats reacts to Biden tapping Kamala Harris as running mate...

Democrats from across the party — including some of the women on Joe Biden's vice-presidential shortlist — are championing his historic appointment of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. What they're saying: "I warmly congratul...

 2020-08-11 20:15 

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate...

Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate — the first Black woman to be named to a major-party U.S. presidential ticket, and potentially the first woman vice president if Biden defeats President...

 2020-08-11 19:04 

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Big Ten postpones fall sports due to coronavirus...

The Big Ten announced Tuesday that it has voted to postpone its 2020 fall sports season, including football, due to risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, hoping instead to play in the spring. Why it matters: The move from one of the most prominent conf...

 2020-08-11 18:56 

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13 of Biden's former rivals to appear together at Democratic convention...

In a show of unity at the Democratic National Convention, 13 of Joe Biden's former 2020 challengers will appear via video to talk about the party's vision for the country and how they'll work with Biden to get it done. Why it matters: Coalesci...

 2020-08-11 17:04 

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State Department watchdog: Saudi arms sales were legal but didn't weigh civilian casualties...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acted legally when he bypassed Congress to approve $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, but failed to "fully assess risks and implement mitigation measures to reduce civilian casualties" that resulted from the d...

 2020-08-11 16:13 

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Florida reports another daily record for coronavirus deaths...

Florida's health department on Tuesday reported 276 new coronavirus deaths , surpassing the state's record from July 31 . The big picture: The state also recorded over 5,800 new cases — on the low side for a state that is one of the domestic...

 2020-08-11 13:50 

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Facebook cracks down on political content disguised as local news...

Facebook is rolling out a new policy that will prevent U.S. news publishers with "direct, meaningful ties" to political groups from claiming the news exemption within its political ads authorization process, executives tell Axios. Why it matters: ...

 2020-08-11 13:48 

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Nationalism and authoritarianism threaten the internet's universality...

Governments around the world, prompted by nationalism, authoritarianism and other forces, are threatening the notion of a single, universal computer network — long the defining characteristic of the internet. The big picture: Most countries want the...

 2020-08-11 13:27 

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The Democratic fight to shape Biden's climate policy...

Left-wing climate activists don't want Joe Biden getting advice from people with credentials they don't like — and they're increasingly going public with their campaign. Why it matters: Nobody is confusing Biden with President Trump, and...

 2020-08-11 13:16 

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College football factions form with the season in the balance...

With college football on the brink, Monday saw an outpouring of support for playing a fall season from numerous parties, including President Trump , Ohio State coach Ryan Day and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh . Yes, but: Monday also saw the Mountain West Co...

 2020-08-11 13:06 

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Full list: Barack and Michelle Obama headline Democratic convention speakers...

Former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will headline two nights of the Democratic National Convention, according to a full list of speakers released by the party on Tuesday. Our thought bubble, via Axios' Margaret Talev: It signals how m...

 2020-08-11 11:50 

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The hard seltzer wars are heating up...

Competition in the hard seltzer market is heating up in the closing weeks of summer, as big companies like Constellation Brands, AB InBev and Molson Coors have entered the market and Coca-Cola is poised to join the fray in 2021. Why it matters: The corona...

 2020-08-11 11:03 

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Why you should be skeptical of Russia's coronavirus vaccine claims...

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that his country has registered a coronavirus vaccine and said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated, AP reports . Why it matters: Scientists around the world are skeptical about Russia...

 2020-08-11 10:15 

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A quandary for state unemployment agencies...

State agencies charged with paying unemployment benefits to jobless residents have their backs against the wall as they rush to parse President Trump's executive actions on coronavirus aid. Why it matters: States are being asked to pitch in $100 per u...

 2020-08-11 10:12 

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Auckland to lock down as New Zealand reports first local coronavirus cases for 102 days...

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Auckland is locking down and the rest of New Zealand faces lesser restrictions for 72 hours after a family of four tested positive for COVID-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday. Why it matters: It's the fi...

 2020-08-11 10:00 

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The risk of branding NASA's wins...

President Trump, like some of his predecessors, is branding NASA's recent wins as political, presidential accomplishments even though they are the result of efforts that span administrations. Why it matters: Experts warn that partisan politicking with...

 2020-08-11 09:40 

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Death spiral for consumers...

Despite some recent good news about dwindling household debt, the financial health of U.S. consumers is rapidly deteriorating — and families with children are faring the worst. Why it matters: As Congress deadlocks over pandemic relief and President...

 2020-08-11 09:30 

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China's iron curtain descends on Hong Kong...

The end of Hong Kong's relatively free political system is no longer looming. It's here. Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party is already wielding the new national security law it forced upon Hong Kong just over a month ago. And through the ...

 2020-08-11 09:30 

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First look: New Trump ad doubles down on radical left frame for Biden...

The Trump campaign launches a new ad Tuesday in five early-voting states that hits Joe Biden on taxes and immigration, redoubling a strategy to paint the Democratic nominee as a tool of the radical left. Driving the news: "In His Own Words" will b...

 2020-08-11 09:00 

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Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 2 has a personal connection to the virus...

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios We've hit a tipping point in the pandemic: Half of Americans now know someone who's tested positive, according to this week's installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index . Why it matte...

 2020-08-11 09:00 

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State coronavirus testing plans fall short of demand...

Data: Department of Health and Human Services via Harvard Global Health Institute; Note: New York City's plan is included in New York state; Cartogram: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios The U.S. plans to test around 600,000 people for the coronavirus every day...

 2020-08-11 08:14 

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Seattle police chief to resign as council votes for department cuts...

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has written a resignation letter, effective Sept 2., as the city's council voted to cut the police budget Monday night, KING-TV first reported . Why it matters: Best is Seattle's first Black police chief, AP notes....

 2020-08-11 02:00 

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A big hiring pledge from New York CEOs...

Leaders of more than two dozen of the New York City area's largest employers — including JPMorgan Chase, Ernst & Young, IBM, McKinsey & Company and Accenture — aim to hire 100,000 low-income residents and people of color by 2030 and will h...

 2020-08-11 01:12 

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AOC to speak at Dem convention...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will speak at the Democratic convention next week ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders' appearance on the Tuesday night, CNN first reported and Axios has confirmed Why it matters: Her involvement is a strategic decision to energi...

 2020-08-11 00:25 

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Protests in Belarus turn deadly following sham election...

Protesters and security forces are clashing across Belarus tonight , with at least one person dead, hundreds injured and thousands arrested. Why it matters: Sunday's rigged presidential elections have yielded political uncertainty unlike any seen in A...

 2020-08-10 23:03 

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Trump says G7 summit will be delayed until after the election...

President Trump told reporters on Monday that he wants to delay the G7 summit until after November's election and implied that the decision had already been made. The big picture: Plans for the summit have already been scrapped multiple times, with pr...

 2020-08-10 22:10 

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Trump whisked out of press briefing after shooting outside White House...

President Trump was escorted out of a coronavirus press briefing by a Secret Service agent on Monday after law enforcement reportedly shot an armed suspect outside of the White House. The state of play: Trump returned to the podium approximately ten minut...

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