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 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...

 2020-01-12 21:27 

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Warren says she's "disappointed" to be targeted by Sanders campaign...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told reporters Sunday she was "disappointed4; to hear about a volunteer script from fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign that criticizes her as a candidate of the elite. Why it matters: The two progressive c...

 2020-01-12 20:34 

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Trump laments "stigma" of impeachment, suggests Senate shouldn't hold trial...

President Trump argued in a tweet Sunday that the Senate holding an impeachment trial based on what he claims is "no evidence," rather than dismissing the trial altogether, "gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise ...

 2020-01-12 18:44 

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Rand Paul says Trump keeps appointing advisers who "love Dick Cheney's position"...

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that President Trump "keeps getting policy that's not his policy" because he has surrounded himself with hawkish advisers who "disagree" with the president's ...

 2020-01-12 18:24 

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Bloomberg: "I'm spending all my money to get rid of Trump"...

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shot back at criticisms that he's running a self-aggrandizing campaign for the Democratic nomination, telling Reuters in an interview: "Number one priority is to get rid of Donald Trump. I'm spendin...

 2020-01-12 16:41 

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Pentagon chief says he "didn't see" specific evidence of Iranian threats to 4 embassies...

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that he "didn't see" specific evidence that Iran was targeting four U.S. embassies, as President Trump claimed in an interview with Fox News , but that he does...

 2020-01-12 15:39 

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Pelosi says she doesn't regret decision to hold articles of impeachment...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that she does not regret waiting three weeks to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, arguing that the tactic has "produced a very...

 2020-01-12 14:56 

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee says Iran briefing did not mention plots against 4 embassies...

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that the Trump administration did not brief him and other members of Congress that Iran was allegedly plotting attacks on four U.S. embassies, as President Trump claimed in an in...

 2020-01-12 13:42 

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Security forces deploy en masse as large-scale protests roil Iran...

Iranian riot police and members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were out in force Sunday as mass protests continued over the downing of a Ukrainian commercial jet, with demonstrators mourning the 176 victims and demanding the resignations of top ...

 2020-01-12 13:12 

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Poll: 56% of Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Iran crisis...

56% of Americans say they disapprove of President Trump's handling of heightened tensions with Iran, according to an ABC News poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Why it matters: 52% of Americans said the Trump administration's decision to kill...

 2020-01-12 12:00 

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The China challenge stumps the 2020 candidates...

Most U.S. presidential candidates identify China as a serious national security challenge, but they're short on details as to how they'd tackle the economic, technological and human rights threats posed by the world's largest authoritarian pow...

 2020-01-12 04:36 

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Deadly storms pummel Midwest and South...

At least 11 people have died in severe storms that brought tornadoes, high winds and rain through parts of the South and Midwest, AP reports. Where it stands: Severe thunderstorms were still possible over Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi through Sunday ...

 2020-01-11 21:37 

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At least 7 dead as severe storms surge through American South...

At least three people have died in Louisiana, three in Alabama and one in Texas after severe storms brought high winds and rain through the states, the Weather Channel reports. Where it stands: Severe thunderstorms are still possible over Louisiana, Alaba...

 2020-01-11 18:40 

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Democratic voters stubbornly divided on top 2020 candidates in four critical early states...

Democratic voters remain stubbornly divided on the top candidates in the four critical early states — and basically split in half between liberal and more centrist candidates. Why it matters : A slew of new polls illuminates why many top Democrats t...

 2020-01-11 18:11 

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Trump's new danger: Witnesses...

President Trump and other Republicans allies sound confident about his impeachment trial, but some key Republican senators plan to push for witnesses, which could result in a new chance for Democrats to sway public opinion. The big picture: "There'...

 2020-01-11 18:05 

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Iranian regime doing most of the suffering in the wake of 3 catastrophic mistakes...

The Iranian regime has miscalculated in three disastrous ways, leaving the Supreme Leader in a weaker position than 11 days ago. Our thought bubble: Trump is taking a lot of flak globally and from Democrats. But at this moment, the Iranian regime is doing...

 2020-01-11 17:51 

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Trump's national security adviser claims Iran more likely to negotiate now...

White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien tells Axios that despite predictions to the contrary, he's convinced Iran is more likely to return to the negotiating table since the U.S. killed Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani. What he's...

 2020-01-11 17:20 

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The stakes of a swift U.S.-China decoupling...

As the U.S. and China rewrite their rules of engagement, the open exchange of scientific research and talent between the two powers is under scrutiny. The big picture: Experts warn a "decoupling" of the two global powers — unwinding economic...

 2020-01-11 16:57 

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee signs onto Sanders' push to block military funds for Iran...

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) agreed to co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders' "No War Against Iran Act," CNN reports and Sanders confirmed Saturday on Twitter. What's happening: The legislation seeks to deny funding from the Pentagon for use of militar...

 2020-01-11 13:56 

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Taiwan's president wins re-election in retort to Chinese efforts...

Taiwanese voters re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen in the general election on Saturday, as opposition leader Han Kuo-yu conceded defeat and offered his congratulations, Bloomberg reports. Why it matters per Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian: After offer...

 2020-01-11 12:00 

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Iran strike boosts Bernie Sanders' anti-war stature in 2020 race...

Data: Newswhip; Chart: Axios Visuals Bernie Sanders' response to the Trump administration's strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani generated far more attention than his 2020 Democratic rivals, according to data from NewsWhip provided e...

 2020-01-11 04:52 

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Iran says it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian passenger plane...

Iran announced in a statement on Saturday (local time) that its military mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed on Wednesday, killing all passengers aboard, according to multiple reports . What they're saying, per the Iranian mili...

 2020-01-11 00:32 

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Australia's deadly fires: What you need to know...

Fires in two regions of Australia — Victoria and New South Wales — have conjoined and burned roughly 1,976 acres, while more than 2 million acres have burned in Victoria's East Gippsland, Victorian Police and Emergency Services Minister Li...

 2020-01-10 23:36 

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Bernie Sanders takes narrow lead in new Iowa poll...

Sen. Bernie Sanders has narrowly overtaken Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former mayor Pete Buttigieg in the latest Iowa poll from The Des Moines Register , Mediacom and CNN. The big picture: Sanders' "anti-establishment message hasn't changed for ...

 2020-01-10 23:27 

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MIT investigation reveals Epstein-related loophole...

"Swap donations with someone else's foundation." That was a suggestion from the then-director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito — his proposed solution to the problem of accepting donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Why it...

 2020-01-10 22:20 

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The latest jobs report shows there are more women on American payrolls than men...

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Note: Men count was derived by subtracting women count from total; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios There are more women on American payrolls than men as of the latest U.S. jobs report . Why it matters : The data reflects ...

 2020-01-10 22:03 

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Republican governors reject Trump's offer to ban refugees...

Data: Axios compilation of news reports, press releases and public statements. Chart will be updated as states announce their decisions; Cartogram: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is the only Republican governor so far to stop accepting re...

 2020-01-10 21:09 

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Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Friday that the state will not accept any refugees this year, AP reports. Why it matters: Abbott is the first governor to take President Trump up on his executive order allowing state and local governments to block refugee r...

 2020-01-10 19:49 

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MIT puts tenured professor on paid leave over Jeffrey Epstein gifts...

MIT announced Friday that mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd was placed on paid administrative leave following the school's review into donations it received from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. By the numbers: MIT found that Epstein ...

 2020-01-10 18:26 

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Alphabet's chief legal officer David Drummond is out...

David Drummond is stepping down as chief legal officer of Google's parent company Alphabet, amid an internal investigation into sexual misconduct that involved Drummond both for how he handled complaints (including one against former Android chief And...

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