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 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...

 2020-01-15 02:14 

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Michael Flynn seeks to formally withdraw his guilty plea...

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed court papers on Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea related to allegedly lying to the FBI about his contact with Russia. Why now: The move comes only one week after the Justice Department shifted its po...

 2020-01-14 22:58 

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Biden will be on defense at tonight's Democratic debate...

Tensions over gender and racial politics, foreign policy and electability set the stage for Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, the last before the Feb. 3 caucuses. Why it matters: Three weeks out, polling gives Bernie Sanders mome...

 2020-01-14 22:38 

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Schiff sends House Judiciary Committee records from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas...

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday notifying him of two flash drives containing additional evidence related to the impeachment inquiry, which was obtained from indicted Giulia...

 2020-01-14 22:20 

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Tim Kaine says Senate has votes to pass Iran war powers resolution...

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said Tuesday that he's secured the 51 Senate votes needed to pass a revised version of his war powers resolution, which would require President Trump to seek approval from Congress before taking further military action against I...

 2020-01-14 20:07 

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Middle-age Americans are increasingly dying of heart disease and strokes...

Americans are increasingly dying of heart disease and strokes as they hit middle age — and the trend is happening across the country, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of mortality rates. Why it matters: It suggests "that the underlyin...

 2020-01-14 19:17 

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Infrastructure on Earth is limiting the ambitions of the satellite industry...

SpaceX, Amazon and others have high hopes for launching constellations of satellites that will provide internet to the globe, while some startups hope to nearly continuously beam back images from space. Yes, but: The industry's growth is limited by th...

 2020-01-14 18:51 

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"I'm not taking anything off the table": Cory Booker keeps option open for VP spot...

One day after ending his presidential campaign , Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that he won't, if offered, rule out the opportunity to be a vice presidential nominee on the 2020 ticket, but noted that he's foc...

 2020-01-14 18:07 

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Microsoft patches big Windows flaw discovered by NSA...

Microsoft is releasing a security patch Tuesday to fix a major flaw in the Windows operating system. Although Microsoft says it hasn't seen evidence the issue has been exploited in the wild, it could allow an attacker to "decrypt confidential info...

 2020-01-14 17:15 

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Microsoft to patch big Windows flaw discovered by NSA...

Microsoft is expected to release a security patch Tuesday to fix a major flaw in the Windows operating system. Why it matters : The flaw reportedly affects a wide range of Windows versions, represents a significant vulnerability and was turned over to Mic...

 2020-01-14 16:49 

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Uber's chief of scooters, bikes to depart...

Rachel Holt, a longtime Uber executive who joined the ride-hailing company in 2011, is leaving Uber to launch a venture capital firm called Construct Capital, according to an internal memo Axios has obtained. Why it matters: Holt, who started her time at ...

 2020-01-14 16:11 

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Boeing lost plane orders in 2019 for the first time in decades...

Boeing had more canceled orders than new purchases in 2019, following two deadly crashes and the grounding of the 737 MAX jet, CNBC reports. Why it matters: It's the first time the company has posted negative orders in at least three decades, accordin...

 2020-01-14 15:37 

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Private equity firms fear a Democrat topping Trump in 2020...

Private equity firms will rush the exits if they believe that a Democrat is likely to defeat President Trump, investors tell me. The state of play: Each of the four leading Democratic candidates have pledged to eliminate beneficial tax treatment for capit...

 2020-01-14 15:00 

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Nancy Pelosi suggests House vote to send impeachment articles to Senate will happen Wednesday...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a private caucus of Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday that she will likely hold a vote on a resolution that would transmit the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, Axios has confirmed. W...

 2020-01-14 12:42 

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BlackRock vows to make climate change a pillar of its corporate strategy...

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, vowed on Tuesday to make climate change a pillar of its corporate strategy and mission. Why it matters: BlackRock has $7 trillion in assets under management, and faces growing activist pressure to use its ...

 2020-01-14 12:27 

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European leaders trigger dispute action in Iran deal...

The leaders of the U.K., Germany and France said in a Tuesday letter that they are triggering a "dispute mechanism" in the Iran nuclear agreement in response to Tehran's attempts to undo parts of the deal, the AP reports . Why it matters: The ...

 2020-01-14 11:53 

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Tech companies back Google against Oracle in Supreme Court fight...

A wide array of tech companies are siding with Google in its copyright battle against Oracle — a rival to some of the companies — in filings with the Supreme Court Monday. The big picture: The case revolves around key questions of software cop...

 2020-01-14 11:00 

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2020 rules of the road for the Age of Misinformation...

With just weeks to the Iowa caucuses, social media platforms have finalized their rules governing political speech — and fired a starting pistol for political strategists to find ways to exploit them from now till Election Day. Why it matters: "...

 2020-01-14 10:45 

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Lev Parnas' text messages provide Pelosi a new card to play on Trump impeachment evidence...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suddenly has a new lever as she pushes Senate Republicans to include witnesses and documents in President Trump's impeachment trial — a "trove" of text messages turned over by Lev Parnas, the indicted former Ru...

 2020-01-14 10:45 

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Trump doesn't need a wall...

President Trump has successfully built an immigration wall that has proven impenetrable for tens of thousands of migrants — it's just not the physical one he and others obsess about. What's happening: The number of attempted border crossings...

 2020-01-14 06:10 

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Joe Burrow leads LSU to national college football title victory over Clemson Tigers...

Louisiana State University's Joe Burrow led his team to a 42-25 victory over defending champions the Clemson Tigers in the college football national championship clash in New Orleans Monday. Why it matters: Burrow set the single-season record for most...

 2020-01-14 05:35 

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In photos: Protesters face off against riot police in Iran...

Protesters stared down Iranian riot police in at least two cities as demonstrations over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane entered a third day, the New York Times reports. Why it matters: Human rights groups believe Iranian forces killed hundreds...

 2020-01-14 03:33 

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In photos: Taal volcano eruption forces thousands to flee in Philippines...

Taal volcano's eruption and ensuing earthquakes in the Philippines has caused thousands of people to evacuate amid concerns there may be a bigger explosion of lava. What they're saying: "Such intense seismic activity probably signifies continu...

 2020-01-14 03:12 

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Apple signals fight over access to Pensacola shooter's iPhones...

In a situation that greatly resembles the aftermath of the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, the Justice Department wants access to encrypted iPhones tied to the Pensacola, Fla. Naval Air Station shooting . Apple, for its part, is strongly hinting it will cha...

 2020-01-14 01:25 

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Elizabeth Warren: Bernie Sanders said a woman couldn't win in 2020...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a statement Monday that her Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders told her during a December 2018 meeting that a woman could not win in 2020. Why it matters: Warren issued the statement after facing backlash for n...

 2020-01-14 00:36 

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Iran escalation ends in tragedy and outrage...

Twelve days in which war between the U.S. and Iran seemed to loom ever closer began and ended with apparent Iranian mistakes. The big picture: Iran is under growing pressure at home and abroad, while President Trump appears emboldened. But Trump is also f...

 2020-01-14 00:00 

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NYT: Russian hackers successfully targeted Ukrainian gas company Burisma...

Russian hackers from the military intelligence unit known as the GRU successfully targeted Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that once employed Hunter Biden as a board member, the New York Times reports . Why it matters: President Trump was impeached as ...

 2020-01-13 22:48 

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Energy Department agrees to release some Ukraine-related records...

The Department of Energy has agreed to comply with a request from watchdog American Oversight to begin producing records related to former Secretary Rick Perry's communications with key figures in the Trump-Ukraine investigation, according to a joint ...

 2020-01-13 22:32 

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Treasury Department drops China's currency manipulator designation...

The Treasury Department announced Monday that China will no longer be designated as a currency manipulator, just two days before President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He are set to sign "phase one" of a long-awaited trade deal, CNBC reports . Why i...

 2020-01-13 21:55 

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Sanders and Warren split with three weeks until Iowa caucuses...

The long-anticipated Elizabeth Warren vs. Bernie Sanders fight has arrived. Driving the news: CNN reported today , "Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in [a] private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win." Politico reported on Saturday , "...

 2020-01-13 20:39 

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66% of Americans want John Bolton to testify in Senate impeachment trial...

Two-thirds of Americans surveyed want former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, according to a Quinnipiac national poll of 1,562 voters released Monday. Why it matters: Bolton, who is believed to have been a ...

 2020-01-13 20:03 

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Benjamin Netanyahu's bad day...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a very bad political day. Driving the news: Less than 50 days before Israel's third elections in a year, three new political developments will make his efforts to get re-elected much harder. 1. The three c...

 2020-01-13 19:39 

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Bill Barr says shooting at Pensacola Navy base was an "act of terrorism"...

Attorney General William Barr said Monday that the shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station that killed three service members last month was an "act of terrorism" and that the Saudi gunman was determined to have been "motivated by jihadist ideo...

 2020-01-13 19:24 

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Houston Astros GM and manager given historic suspension after sign-stealing investigation...

Major League Baseball has issued one-year suspensions for Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch after an investigation revealed that the team used technology to illegally steal signs during its 2017 World Series run, The Athletic...

 2020-01-13 18:07 

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Prosecutors recommend almost 5 years in prison for former GOP Rep. Chris Collins...

Federal prosecutors recommended Monday that former Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) be sentenced to up to 57 months in prison for pleading guilty to insider trading last year. Why it matters: Collins was the first congressman to endorse President Trump in 2016...

 2020-01-13 16:00 

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Cory Booker drops out of the 2020 presidential race...

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. The big picture: Although Booker was seen as a rising star in Democratic politics, he struggled to shine in the 2020 race. In recent weeks, he focused his ir...

 2020-01-13 14:15 

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College football preview: LSU's offense vs. Clemson's defense for the national championship...

Both teams in tonight's college football national championship (8pm ET, ESPN) are from the South, they're both undefeated, they share the same mascot ( Tigers ) and stadium name ( Death Valley ), and their QBs are both projected No. 1 picks. The s...

 2020-01-13 12:59 

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The world's total debt load reached a record $253 trillion in 2019...

Illustration: Ada Amer and Sarah Grillo/Axios The world's total debt surged by some $9 trillion in the first three quarters of 2019, according to data from the Institute of International Finance, bringing the world's total debt load to $253 trilli...

 2020-01-13 11:05 

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McConnell's comments on impeachment have alienated some Obama/Trump swing voters...

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's public comment that he will not be an "impartial juror" in President Trump's Senate trial has alienated some swing voters here — even though they support Trump and ar...

 2020-01-13 11:00 

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How tech giants are ducking California's new laws...

California has two new laws on the books aimed at reining in tech giants. Some of the biggest companies they're aimed at plan to dodge them. Why it matters: Powerful, moneyed tech firms are always going to have the will and the resources to try to eva...

 2020-01-13 11:00 

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Congress comes together to save local news...

In a symbolic move, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last week signed on to be a co-sponsor to a bill that would allow newspapers to collectively negotiate with tech giants like Google and Facebook. Why it matters: The move represents a truly bipartisan effor...

 2020-01-13 10:00 

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Amid chaos, new decade brings big global warming changes...

We've had enough news in recent days to suggest we're 13 months, not days, into this decade. Driving the news: President Trump pushes the biggest changes to environmental law in 50 years, the world's biggest investor is going big on global war...

 2020-01-13 10:00 

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FBI spied on Chinese students and scientists...

In 1967, at the height of the Cold War, the FBI began collecting information on thousands of Chinese scientists and students in cities across the U.S. The Scientist and the Spy , a book publishing in February, reveals the existence of this former program ...

 2020-01-13 04:39 

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Iranian protesters call for Khamenei's resignation over plane crash...

Iranian protesters have taken to the streets for a second day, calling for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's resignation after the government admitted to accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, Re...

 2020-01-13 00:20 

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Taal Volcano in Philippines erupting and triggering earthquakes...

The Philippines' Taal Volcano is erupting 40 miles south of the Manila, triggering at least 52 earthquakes and ashfall across the region, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a statement . What's happening: Manila's i...

 2020-01-12 23:08 

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Inside Trump's improbable Middle East deals...

One of the hallmarks of President Trump's foreign policy has been his insistence that he can cut the deals that have eluded his predecessors: a durable peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and a deal that would not only stop Iran from...

 2020-01-12 22:50 

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Trump may reduce troops in Afghanistan without Taliban deal...

White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien told Axios in an exclusive interview that "it is possible" Trump will cut a deal with the Taliban this year but that even if a deal can't be struck, the president is still poised to redu...

 2020-01-12 22:33 

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What to expect this week as Pelosi prepares to send articles of impeachment...

As she prepares to finally send over the articles of impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning there could be a "cover-up" to protect President Trump in the Republican-led Senate. Republicans, meanwhile, are testing ways to use the trial ...

 2020-01-12 22:33 

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Exclusive: Trump tells Kim Jong-un he wants to resume talks...

White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien tells Axios that the Trump administration has "reached out to the North Koreans" to ask them to resume diplomacy that has been all but dead since October. Driving the news: O'Brien sat d...

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