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 2020-01-08 10:00 

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TikTok expands content rules, cracks down on misinformation...

TikTok on Wednesday published a lengthy update to its rules of conduct, sharpening its definition of unacceptable content and its stance towards misinformation. Why it matters: The move is an acknowledgement that TikTok's previous standards did not ad...

 2020-01-08 08:26 

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2020 Democrats call for de-escalation in Iran tensions after Iran attack...

Democratic presidential candidates expressed support for American troops Tuesday following Iranian strikes on two bases in Iraq shared with the U.S., as several called for a de-escalation in tensions. What they're saying: Former Vice President Joe Bid...

 2020-01-08 04:47 

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashes near Tehran: Report...

A Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying at least 170 people has crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's airport, Iranian state media reports. Details: Per the flight tracking site Flighradar24, Ukraine International Airline Flight 752 w...

 2020-01-08 04:14 

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashes near Tehran: Report...

A Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 180 people has crashed near Tehran airport Iranian state media reports. Details: Per the flight tracking site Flighradar24, Ukraine International Airline Flight 752 was due to take off from Imam Khomeini Int...

 2020-01-07 23:48 

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Iran claims responsibility for missile attack on U.S. base in Iraq...

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed responsibility for a missile attack on Al Asad airbase in Iraq, where U.S. troops are stationed, according to Iranian state TV. Why it matters: It's the first sign of direct retaliation a...

 2020-01-07 22:28 

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Ivanka Trump wants Americans to have their diplomas on their phones...

Speaking at CES, Ivanka Trump said Tuesday that Americans should be able to carry their diplomas and other important records on their smartphones, much as they are starting to be able to carry health records and other data. Why it matters : The presidenti...

 2020-01-07 22:03 

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The Trump administration's mixed messages on the Soleimani strike...

In the five days since the U.S. stunned the world by killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, top officials and the president himself have shared varying pictures of why that decision was made — and what they plan to do next. Why it matters: Those mixe...

 2020-01-07 21:44 

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Reality check: Trump claims Bolton would "know nothing" about impeachment charges...

President Trump said Tuesday that former national security adviser John Bolton "would know nothing about what we're talking about" if he testified in the Senate impeachment trial, adding that it will be "up to the lawyers" and the Sena...

 2020-01-07 20:28 

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Bloomberg, Trump each secure $10 million Super Bowl ad slots...

Michael Bloomberg and President Trump's 2020 campaigns have both secured 60-second advertising spots during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at a likely cost of at least $10 million each, Politico reports. Why it matters: The buy highlights Bloomberg's ma...

 2020-01-07 20:05 

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Trump walks back targeting cultural sites: "I like to obey the law"...

President Trump said in the Oval Office Tuesday that he would obey international laws banning the targeting of cultural sites when considering how to retaliate against a potential Iranian attack. Why it matters: Trump tweeted and then doubled down on a th...

 2020-01-07 19:07 

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Sonos sues Google over speaker tech...

Speaker maker Sonos on Tuesday sued Google for patent infringement and asked a trade court to bar importation of some Google products that are manufactured overseas. Why it matters : Sonos has been trying to add smarts to its speakers while touting their ...

 2020-01-07 18:53 

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Oil industry predicts "severe consequences" if U.S. bans fracking...

The oil industry and its backers are coming out swinging against proposals pushed by Democratic presidential candidates aiming to virtually eliminate oil and gas. Why it matters : The emphasis, made at an annual luncheon attended by hundreds of energy exe...

 2020-01-07 18:52 

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McConnell to move ahead on Senate trial rules without Democrats...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he'll move ahead on approving rules for President Trump's Senate trial without negotiating them with Democrats. Between the lines: Senate Republicans' comments on Tuesday suggested ...

 2020-01-07 17:53 

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Prosecutors recommend Michael Flynn serve up to 6 months in prison...

Federal prosecutors recommended in a sentencing memo Tuesday that President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn receive a sentence of zero to six months in prison, arguing that he should not receive credit for cooperating after his ...

 2020-01-07 17:36 

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"A very conservative figure": Expert says more than 1 billion animals dead in Australian fires...

More than 1 billion animals are believed to have been killed in wildfires that have ravaged Australia since September, University of Sydney professor Chris Dickman told the Huffington Post in an update from his previous estimate of 480 million last week. ...

 2020-01-07 15:51 

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Amazon executives defend Ring over security, privacy concerns...

The executives in charge of Amazon's Ring doorbells insist their products are making the world better and safer, largely dismissing concerns they are helping lay the foundation for a police surveillance state. Why it matters: Civil rights groups and o...

 2020-01-07 15:23 

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Stadiums are the new department stores, anchoring huge real estate projects nationwide...

Professional sports stadiums and arenas used to be built as standalone venues (think: in the middle of a parking lot). But in a push to expand beyond game day, teams are increasingly building them as anchors for larger real estate projects. Why it matters...

 2020-01-07 14:57 

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Democrats prep climate legislation in case of 2020 breakthrough...

There's no chance of big climate legislation moving these days, but 2020 is nonetheless a crucial year for Democrats hoping those odds change post-election. Driving the news: House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats will unveil sweeping draft leg...

 2020-01-07 12:52 

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Company tax incentives don't spur economic growth...

More than two years after Amazon announced its search for a second headquarters and cities around the U.S. bent over backwards to offer the megacompany as much free cash and incentives as they could, new research confirms what economists have been saying ...

 2020-01-07 12:41 

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We're entering a new golden age of China journalism...

A growing number of investigative journalists and news organizations around the world are investing more resources in covering China from afar. Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party claims China's rise offers the world an alternative to western ...

 2020-01-07 11:19 

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As AI's use in health care grows, some experts are worried it won't match the hype...

Two new studies highlight artificial intelligence's potential to improve patient care, specifically by aiding or improving cancer detection. Why it matters: AI could create enormous benefits for patients and the doctors who treat them, but some expert...

 2020-01-07 11:00 

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Exclusive: Michelle Obama launches Instagram video series...

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is partnering with the digital media company ATTN: to launch a video series on IGTV, Instagram's video platform. "A Year of Firsts" shows inspiring stories about students navigating their first year through col...

 2020-01-07 10:45 

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The make-or-break moment for U.S. spaceflight...

This year Boeing and SpaceX will push to launch astronauts to orbit for NASA after years of delays, in an attempt to end U.S. reliance on Russian rockets for rides to the International Space Station. Why it matters: Up and coming space powers like India a...

 2020-01-07 10:35 

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How Iran's disinformation threat differs from what Russia did to the U.S....

America "needs to be prepared for retaliation in the hard cyber space and soft information space" after killing Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, says a top expert at the Atlantic Council. Why it matters: Iranian influence operations to-date have b...

 2020-01-07 10:30 

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Leonard Leo to shape new conservative network, step aside from the Federalist Society...

Conservative powerhouse Leonard Leo tells Axios that he'll step aside from the daily running of the Federalist Society to focus on a new venture — inspired by Arabella Advisers on the left — that will funnel big money and expertise across ...

 2020-01-07 10:15 

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Birthing complications can cause women's hospital bills to nearly double...

Reproduced from Premier ; Chart: Axios Visuals Complications can nearly double the cost of delivering a baby, according an analysis from health care alliance company Premier. Why it matters: More women are experiencing complications during labor — t...

 2020-01-07 07:02 

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U.S. and Canadian citizens of Iranian descent say they faced hours of questioning at border...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday called reports that dozens of Canadian and American citizens faced hours of questioning at the U.S.-Canada border because of their Iranian heritage over the weekend "deeply alarming." Customs and Border Pro...

 2020-01-07 04:17 

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Australia bushfire crisis: 180 people face legal action for fire-related offenses in NSW...

As firefighters battle wildfires across Australia, authorities in New South Wales say police have arrested dozens of people for offenses related to fires, including 24 for deliberately lighting fires and three for looting fire-ravaged communities. The big...

 2020-01-07 04:17 

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Australia bushfire crisis: 180 people face legal action for fire-related offenses in NSW...

As firefighters battle wildfires across Australia, authorities in New South Wales say police have arrested dozens of people for offenses related to fires, including 24 for deliberately lighting fires and three for looting fire-ravaged communities. The big...

 2020-01-07 01:56 

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The consequences of killing Qasem Soleimani even if we don't go to war...

The killing of Qasem Soleimani unleashed immediate fears of war — even of World War III — but if no further shots are fired, Thursday's airstrikes in Baghdad will nonetheless generate momentous consequences. The big picture: Iran has lost ...

 2020-01-07 01:06 

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Key GOP senators don't want to subpoena John Bolton...

Key Senate Republicans are refusing to give a clear answer on whether President Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton should be subpoenaed to testify in an eventual impeachment trial , after he stated Monday that he would comply with a ...

 2020-01-06 23:46 

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Key GOP senators respond to Bolton's offer to testify in impeachment trial...

Responses rolled in Monday from top congressional leaders and key Republican senators on former national security adviser John Bolton's announcement that he would willingly testify in the Senate's impeachment trial if issued a subpoena. Driving th...

 2020-01-06 23:28 

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Pompeo tells associates he won't run for Kansas Senate seat...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told associates that he will not be running for Kansas' open Senate seat in 2020, the New York Times first reported and Axios confirmed from a source with direct knowledge. The big picture: Speculation had persisted ...

 2020-01-06 22:25 

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Pentagon chief on targeting cultural sites: "We will follow the laws of armed conflict"...

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday that "we will follow the laws of armed conflict" as they relate to the targeting of cultural sites, which is considered a war crime, CNN reports . Why it matters: The remark appears to contradict Preside...

 2020-01-06 21:33 

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Pentagon scrambles: "There's been no decision to leave Iraq"...

With multiple media outlets reporting on a letter appearing to reveal U.S. plans to withdraw from Iraq, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters Monday afternoon that no such decision has been made. Driving the news: AFP and Reuters set off a frenzy...

 2020-01-06 19:03 

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Harvey Weinstein indicted on sex crimes in Los Angeles...

Harvey Weinstein was indicted Monday on sex crimes charges by prosecutors in Los Angeles, per the AP . The state of play: The new indictment came just hours after the start of Weinstein's separate New York trial on similar charges. The Los Angeles Cou...

 2020-01-06 18:58 

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Netanyahu tells security cabinet Israel must not be dragged into Soleimani killing...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told security cabinet ministers Monday that the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was carried out solely by the U.S., and that Israel was not involved in any way and must not be dragged into the escal...

 2020-01-06 18:43 

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Trump administration will deport Mexican asylum-seekers to Guatemala...

The U.S. will begin sending Mexican asylum-seekers to Guatemala to wait out their cases instead of allowing them to remain in the U.S., according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News . Why it matters: The Trump administration had previously implemented ...

 2020-01-06 17:25 

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John Bolton says he will testify in impeachment trial if Senate issues subpoena...

Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he would testify in President Trump's impeachment trial should the Senate issue a subpoena. Why it matters, via Axios' Jonathan Swan : Bolton was the most prolific note-taker at the top...

 2020-01-06 14:23 

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Julin Castro endorses Elizabeth Warren in 2020 presidential race...

Julin Castro, who dropped out of the 2020 presidential race last week , endorsed Elizabeth Warren on Monday. "There's one candidate I see who's unafraid to fight like hell to make sure America's promise will be there for everyone, will mak...

 2020-01-06 13:48 

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Tom Brady enters free agency for the first time in his career...

Two decades of brilliance and unthinkable levels of success — for Tom Brady, for Bill Belichick, for the Patriots and for the city of Boston — may have come to an end on Saturday night . Why it matters: Brady will be a free agent this offseaso...

 2020-01-06 13:28 

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Scoop: SoftBank keeps walking away from startups...

SoftBank Vision Fund has walked away from investing in several startups , months after submitting term sheets worth hundreds of millions of dollars and promising that closing delays were only temporary, Axios has learned. Why it matters: This is highly un...

 2020-01-06 13:11 

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World markets seek safety after a weekend of threats...

The price of gold hit its highest in nearly seven years, oil hit a four-month peak and stocks were in the red across Asia and Europe, with Gulf stocks from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia down and S&P futures lower, as tensions between the U.S. and Iran ratcheted...

 2020-01-06 12:20 

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Trump repeats threat to Iranian cultural sites during Air Force One bombast...

President Trump came in hot during a half-hour conversation with the White House press pool on Air Force One — most of it off the record — as he returned from Mar-a-Lago to Washington on Sunday. What happened: He repeated his threat against Ir...

 2020-01-06 12:08 

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Impeachment sneak peek: Sen. Josh Hawley's plan for dismissal...

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a freshman and former state attorney general who's a 2024 presidential prospect, today will file his plan to allow dismissal of the articles of impeachment if House Democrats withhold them from the Senate . Hawley tweeted las...

 2020-01-06 11:00 

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Tech's big 2020 fights, from election security to screen time...

The most consequential stories for tech in 2020 pit the industry's corporate colossi against the U.S. government, foreign nations, and the human needs of their own customers. Why it matters: Today's tech giants own and operate the informational hu...

 2020-01-06 10:00 

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10 energy and climate issues to watch in 2020...

From presidential politics to China to oil prices, here's what I'm watching this year. The big picture : A few key decisive moments this year will help determine whether concerns over climate change — rising since my last two annual outlook ...

 2020-01-06 09:09 

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In photos: Huge crowds in Iran for Soleimani funeral...

Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined Tehran's streets Monday for the funeral of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a senior Iraqi-Iranian militia commander, who died n a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, AP reports. The big picture: S...

 2020-01-06 06:46 

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Iran crisis: What you need to know...

Iran's new top commander Esmail Ghaani, who replaced Gen. Qasem Soleimani after he died in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, pledged during a televised address Monday to avenge the general's killing, AP reports. The latest: Ghaani declaration that God ...

 2020-01-06 04:11 

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Pelosi announces War Powers Resolution vote in bid to limit Trump action on Iran...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a letter that Sunday that the House "will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit" President Trump's "military actions regarding Iran." What she's saying: In the letter ad...

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