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 2020-09-13 19:38 

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Oracle leapfrogs Microsoft as most likely TikTok buyer...

Oracle has leapfrogged Microsoft as the most likely buyer of TikTok's U.S. operations, according to multiple sources familiar with the process. But the situation remains very fluid, including the possibility of no deal at all. Key questions: What exac...

 2020-09-13 18:16 

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Israel to reimpose 3-week lockdown after surge in coronavirus cases...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday the government will impose a three-week lockdown in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza following a major resurgence in coronavirus cases, AP reports . Why it matters: Israel is the first developed cou...

 2020-09-13 16:43 

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Pfizer preparing to distribute COVID vaccine by year-end, CEO says...

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that his company will know whether its coronavirus vaccine is effective by the end of October and that it has already manufactured hundreds of thousands of doses in anticipation ...

 2020-09-13 15:53 

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Infectious-disease expert on Trump downplaying virus: "Telling the truth never causes panic"...

Michael Osterholm, a renowned infectious-disease expert and the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that leaders must tell the truth when it co...

 2020-09-13 15:43 

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California's "climate apocalypse" shows the future scientists have warned about is here...

Via L.A. Times "California is being pushed to extremes," the L.A. Times reports in today's lead story. "And the record heat, fires and pollution all have one thing in common: They were made worse by climate change." Why it matters: ...

 2020-09-13 14:19 

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Washington governor calls on Americans to vote out those who "downplay" climate change...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told ABC's "This Week" that the primary way Americans can combat misinformation about the wildfires ravaging the West Coast is to vote out "any politician like Donald Trump who has downplayed climate change."...

 2020-09-13 14:07 

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Biden pledges complete health transparency if elected...

Joe Biden promised in an interview with CNN that he will be "totally transparent" about all facets of his health if elected president. Why it matters: Biden, who will be 78 in November, would be the oldest president in U.S. history. The Trump camp...

 2020-09-13 13:20 

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Los Angeles mayor: "Talk to a firefighter if you think that climate change isn't real"...

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday rebuked President Trump over his claims that the California wildfires are simply a result of poor forest management, telling CNN's "State of the Union": "This is climate change and this is an admin...

 2020-09-13 11:48 

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Bloomberg to spend $100 million to help Biden win Florida...

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg plans to spend at least $100 million to help Joe Biden win Florida in November's election, the Washington Post reports . Why it matters: Taking Florida would be a knockout blow for Biden, who could then win the election outr...

 2020-09-13 11:00 

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The colleges that are getting reopening right...

Universities that brought students back to campus have already seen a rough start to the fall, with more than 50,000 infections across the country. But some have seemingly cracked the code. The big picture: A number of schools have managed to open up whil...

 2020-09-13 02:18 

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast...

Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 28,650,588 — Total deaths: 918,796 — Total recoveries: 19,322,144 — Map U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 6,482,583 — Total deaths: 193,670 — Total recoveries: 2,434...

 2020-09-13 01:14 

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Tropical Storm Sally forms off Florida coast: Louisiana, Alabama, Florida on hurricane watch...

Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off Florida's coast in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said . Why it matters: The 18th named storm of 2020's Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane on Monda...

 2020-09-12 23:45 

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West Coast fires kill more than two dozen as Oregon braces for "mass fatality event"...

The known death toll from fires raging along the West Coast climbed to more than two dozen on Saturday, per AP , as officials in Oregon warned of a " mass fatality event ." The state of play: At least six deaths were reported in Oregon, 20 in Cali...

 2020-09-12 19:14 

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Coronavirus has slammed the door shut on highly skilled work visas...

Data: U.S. State Department via Migration Policy Institute: Note: Including E1, E2, H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2, O-1, O-2, O-3, TN and TD visas; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Coronavirus has slammed the door on highly skilled foreign workers — amping up P...

 2020-09-12 19:08 

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A story of winning, then almost losing the immigration lottery...

Last year Fatma became one of the lucky few selected out of millions who apply for the diversity visa lottery — a program intended to bring in immigrants from underrepresented countries. What's happening: Now, the 29-year-old Albanian with a mas...

 2020-09-12 18:36 

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Trump appointees reportedly interfered with CDC reports on COVID-19 to fit White House messaging...

Trump-appointed health department aides interfered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly COVID-19 reports "in what officials characterized as an attempt to intimidate the reports' authors and water down their communicati...

 2020-09-12 15:44 

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All of the biggest threats to America are unfolding before our eyes...

All the biggest threats to America — most of them predicted, if not known well in advance — are unfolding before our eyes, in real-time, in unmistakable ways. Why it matters: It's as if God or the galaxy, or whatever you believe in, are sc...

 2020-09-12 14:41 

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How partisan media influences natural disaster response...

A new study finds that partisan conservative media led to "hurricane skepticism" among Trump voters before Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September 2017, discouraging evacuations. Why it matters: As the divided response to the coronavirus pandemic ...

 2020-09-12 14:04 

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AstraZeneca to resume COVID-19 vaccine trials...

AstraZeneca announced on Saturday it's resuming its COVID-19 vaccine trials after pausing earlier this week when a participant fell ill. The state of play: A statement from AstraZeneca says the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority approved the compan...

 2020-09-12 11:00 

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After four years of Trump, voters have made up their minds...

The 2020 presidential election features a pared-back pool of undecided voters after four years of a highly controversial and media-saturated presidency. Why it matters: Entrenched views mean there's less reason for campaigns to try to change voters...

 2020-09-11 21:23 

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Behind the scenes of the U.S.-brokered Israel-Bahrain agreement...

Hours after the August 13 announcement of the U.S.-brokered normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, senior Bahraini officials called President Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House envoy Avi Berkowitz with ...

 2020-09-11 20:49 

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California wildfires fuel a Northwest nightmare...

Portland and Seattle currently have the worst air quality in the world, thanks to wildfires raging along the length of the West Coast. Residents have been advised to stay indoors, particularly those with medical conditions. The big picture: Wildfires are ...

 2020-09-11 20:17 

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Palestinian president calls Bahraini normalization "betrayal of the Palestinians and Jerusalem"...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the U.S.-brokered Bahrain-Israel agreement , as his office issued a statement, saying "the Palestinian leadership see this as a betrayal of the Palestinian issue, of Jerusalem and of the al-Aqsa mosque"...

 2020-09-11 17:36 

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Podcast: Tech's role in fighting California wildfires...

California is on fire right now, and Silicon Valley is among the affected areas. But tech hasn't done too much work to help prevent or fight these sorts of blazes, as most companies prefer to build products for consumers or businesses, not governments...

 2020-09-11 16:58 

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Ex-judge says Trump "pressure campaigns" led to DOJ reversal in Flynn case...

A retired judge appointed to review the Justice Department's motion to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn said on Friday that calling the agency's actions "irregular," which he did in June , "would be a...

 2020-09-11 15:54 

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White House to announce Bahrain joining UAE in normalizing ties with Israel...

The White House will announce later today that Bahrain is joining the United Arab Emirates in normalizing ties with Israel, senior Israeli and Arab officials tell Axios, and a Trump administration official confirmed. Driving the news: Israeli officials sa...

 2020-09-11 15:03 

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Congress lacks urgency for more economic stimulus...

One of the pandemic's few silver linings came in late March, when elected officials put aside partisan differences to quickly pass a massive, across-the-board economic stimulus. Six months later, we're back to the old normal — even though ma...

 2020-09-11 13:21 

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Democrats tie climate to racial justice and inequality agenda...

The Senate's top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, is throwing his weight behind an economic message that ties climate to goals around racial justice, income inequality, labor rights and a lot more. Why it matters: The broad resolution — ...

 2020-09-11 12:05 

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College football has begun in earnest, with growing intrigue over the Big 10 and Pac-12...

With all due respect to last weekend's slate of games, college football started in earnest last night when Miami beat UAB, 31-14 , to kick off the Power 5 season. The state of play... Power 5: ACC and Big 12 begin this weekend; SEC starts on Sept. 26;...

 2020-09-11 11:06 

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6 of 20 largest California wildfires were in 2020...

Heather Marshall stands by the destruction of her home at Coleman Creek Estates mobile home park in Phoenix, Ore., yesterday. Photo: Paula Bronstein Six of the 20 largest wildfires in modern California history have been this year, the N.Y. Times reports (...

 2020-09-11 10:00 

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Tech's election-season survival plan: transparency...

Leading U.S. tech platforms are going out of their way to reveal how their businesses, policies and algorithms work ahead of November in a bid to avoid blame for election-related trouble. Why it matters: Until recently, tech companies found it useful to b...

 2020-09-11 09:40 

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Biden, troop levels and the 9/11 legacy...

Despite pressure from the left, Joe Biden is making it clear that if he wins, he won't just pull up stakes from Afghanistan and the region. Driving the news: Biden made news on Thursday when he told Stars and Stripes that he supports a sustained U.S. ...

 2020-09-11 09:00 

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We're numb to the coronavirus...

Data: Newswhip; Chart: Axios Visuals We're over COVID even if it isn't over us. Why it matters: Six months into the pandemic, online engagement around coronavirus stories has dropped off markedly and continues to reach new lows even as the pandemi...

 2020-09-11 00:15 

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Biden to attend 9/11 museum ceremony...

Joe Biden plans to attend the 9/11 Memorial and Museum's 19th anniversary commemoration ceremony in New York City on Friday morning, his campaign said in a press release. Driving the news: He and President Trump will honor the anniversary of the Sept....

 2020-09-10 23:11 

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Brexit talks thrown into chaos as EU accuses U.K. of violating "trust," international law...

Nine months after Boris Johnson won a smashing majority on the promise of an " oven-ready " Brexit deal, the U.K. government is threatening to blow up trade talks with the European Union by declaring its intent to violate that very agreement. Driv...

 2020-09-10 22:47 

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Court blocks Trump's move to exclude undocumented immigrants from census...

A three-judge federal court in New York on Thursday blocked the Trump administration's push to exclude undocumented immigrants from influencing congressional apportionment as determined by the 2020 Census. Why it matters: Removing unauthorized immigra...

 2020-09-10 21:54 

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Kamala Harris on Woodward's book: "I find it so outrageous"...

During an in-person campaign stop in Florida, Sen. Kamala Harris addressed the reporting in Bob Woodward's book "Rage," in which he wrote that President Trump said he down-played the severity of the coronavirus in March. Driving the news: Harr...

 2020-09-10 21:33 

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Severe wildfires in the West may already be altering the future of forests...

Severe wildfires across the American West may already be altering the future of forests there. The big picture: Fires are catalyzing changes in forests already under pressure from climate change. Scientists are trying to determine how forests are respondi...

 2020-09-10 21:28 

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CDC official: Pandemic "explosion" of antibiotic resistance not seen...

Despite concerns over antimicrobial resistance flourishing during the pandemic as doctors use all their tools to help patients fight COVID-19, early indications are that their efforts may not be causing a large increase, a CDC official tells Axios. Why it...

 2020-09-10 19:57 

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My 9/11 story: A New Yorker's account...

When the first plane hit, I was in a ride-share van going down the FDR Drive on the East Side of Manhattan. The first thing I noticed was paper. The most ordinary, yet extraordinary, stream of glittery paper — photocopies, memos, restaurant menus, t...

 2020-09-10 19:29 

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Podcast: ESPN's Mina Kimes on the NFL's new reality...

The NFL season kicks off tonight in Kansas City, but a lot has changed since the Chiefs hoisted their trophy in February including new economics, experiences and politics. Axios Re:Cap digs in with ESPN football analyst Mina Kimes....

 2020-09-10 17:38 

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Senate Democrats block Republicans' "skinny" stimulus bill...

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked Republicans' efforts to pass a slimmed down $500 billion coronavirus relief bill. Why it matters: The bill was always going to be dead on arrival. Instead, the legislation was seen widely as a political maneuver to...

 2020-09-10 16:45 

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Citi's new CEO proves women can't have it all...

The first female big-bank CEO in U.S. history is a Scot who has triumphed in the world's most competitive arenas — Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School, McKinsey, and now Citigroup, where she will become CEO in February. But the job that pushe...

 2020-09-10 16:45 

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Citi's new CEO proves women can't have it all...

The first female big-bank CEO in U.S. history is a Scot who has triumphed in the world's most competitive arenas — Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School, McKinsey, and now Citigroup, where she will become CEO in February. But the job that pushe...

 2020-09-10 16:45 

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Citi's new CEO proves women can't have it all...

The first female big-bank CEO in U.S. history is a Scot who has triumphed in the world's most competitive arenas — Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School, McKinsey, and now Citigroup, where she will become CEO in February. The job that Jane Fras...

 2020-09-10 16:28 

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U.S. sanctions Ukrainian lawmaker for election interference targeting Biden...

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday added Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach to its "Specially Designated Nationals" list for alleged efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, including by promoting "false and unsubstantiated" alleg...

 2020-09-10 15:46 

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The race to finish the Census count...

With less than three weeks to go before the 2020 U.S. Census ends, cities are anxiously nudging residents to stand up and be counted, but they're bumping up against a tightened deadline, pandemic complications and general confusion. Why it matters: Th...

 2020-09-10 14:10 

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Tiffany and LVMH head to court after breaking off $16.2 billion engagement...

LVMH yesterday broke off its $16.2 billion engagement to Tiffany & Co., and then the two sides sprinted to file competing lawsuits in Delaware. What we learned: The French government may have played a key role in the split, asking LVMH to delay the deal c...

 2020-09-10 13:54 

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Smartphone cameras struggle to capture San Francisco's orange sky...

The apocalyptic orange sky in San Francisco Wednesday was the talk of the town — and well beyond. However, many people found their efforts to capture the surreal images stymied, as their iPhones "corrected" the smoke-filled sky to a more nat...

 2020-09-10 13:49 

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Trump: Woodward saved virus quotes because "he knew they were good and proper answers"...

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that journalist Bob Woodward withheld recordings of Trump saying his strategy was to intentionally downplay the threat of the coronavirus in February and March because "he knew they were good and proper answers."...

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