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 2019-12-28 13:07 

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Death toll rises to 79 in Somalia rush hour explosion...

A large explosion in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, has killed at least 79 people and injured at least 90 civilians on Saturday morning, The Washington Post reports . The latest: The explosion was caused by a vehicle filled with bombs appearing to...

 2019-12-28 12:53 

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Thousands of koalas likely dead in Australia fires...

Thousands of koalas are believed to have died as fires ravage Australia, burning 12.35 million acres so far, AP reports. Why it matters: Abut 30% of their habitat has already been lost. The fire danger increased in the country's east on Saturday as te...

 2019-12-28 12:19 

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Nearly 100,000 Georgia voters to remain purged from voting rolls...

A federal judge on Friday denied an effort led by the voting rights group Fair Fight Action to return roughly 98,000 Georgia voters to the state's voter rolls. What's happening: This ruling is part of a larger initiative for the state to cancel ap...

 2019-12-28 12:00 

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The NBA sets its sights on Africa...

The NBA has spent the last 25 years importing a surge of international talent — now it hopes to benefit by exporting the brand those global stars have helped build. Why it matters: The NBA's attempt at operating a league outside of North America...

 2019-12-27 22:14 

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"A worrisome trend": After a century of progress, infectious diseases are back on the rise...

After a century of progress against infectious diseases in America, experts now warn of a "very worrisome trend." Why it matters: Infectious diseases kill far fewer today than a century ago, the AP notes , but the numbers are moving in the wrong d...

 2019-12-27 19:46 

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FDA officially raises age to buy tobacco to 21...

The Food and Drug Administration officially raised the age to buy tobacco in the U.S. from 18 to 21, fulfilling a key portion of the federal spending package that President Trump signed into law last week. The big picture: The decision comes faster than s...

 2019-12-27 19:13 

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Spotify will suspend political ads in 2020...

Spotify announced Friday that it will suspend political ads in early 2020 for its nearly 130 million ad-supported listeners, Ad Age reports . The big picture: The streaming giant, which said it lacks the resources "to responsibly validate and review&#...

 2019-12-27 17:36 

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Elizabeth Warren's campaign warns supporters that fundraising has slowed 30% in 4th quarter...

Elizabeth Warren's campaign sounded an alarm on Friday to its supporters, saying in an email that it has only raised $17 million so far in the fourth quarter, per CNBC . Why it matters: With just days left before the quarter's end on Dec. 31, that...

 2019-12-27 16:11 

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"This guy is freaking evil": Eddie Gallagher's SEAL platoon members blast him in leaked videos...

Navy SEAL platoon members painted a dark picture of Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher, their leader who was acquitted of war crimes and had a minor charge cleared by President Trump , in leaked investigatory interview videos and text messages obtained b...

 2019-12-27 14:14 

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Trump's moves to shore up his evangelical base after Christianity Today's editorial...

President Trump is working to strengthen his following among evangelical voters after Christianity Today , a magazine founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham, published an editorial earlier this month calling for his removal in the wake of his impeachment. ...

 2019-12-27 13:35 

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Russia's new hypersonic weapon becomes operational...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed Friday that the Avangard , the country's new intercontinental hypersonic weapon, became operational and entered combat duty, per the AP . Why it matters: Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphasized ...

 2019-12-27 10:00 

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Muslims around the world are being persecuted...

Muslim minorities from China to India and beyond are facing discrimination, mass internment, and even extermination at the hands of their own governments. Why it matters: The global trend is rooted in the U.S. war on terror, inflated fears of Islamic terr...

 2019-12-26 23:44 

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Netanyahu declares victory in Likud primary as Israel heads for third elections...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he had won a "giant victory" in the primary race for leadership of his ruling Likud Party Thursday night, the AP reports . Why it matters: If the early results hold, it would be the first hur...

 2019-12-26 22:40 

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Election security worries have soared to new levels ahead of 2020...

America's state and local officials are increasingly bringing a battlefield mentality to election security, AP reports . Why it matters : Election security worries have soared to new levels due to Russian military agents targeting voting systems natio...

 2019-12-26 20:18 

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How soccer stars are reaping the benefits of their massive Instagram followings...

Data: Hookit; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete on Instagram, according to a study by analytics company HooperHQ, raking in more than twice what he earns from his contract with Juventus. The...

 2019-12-26 17:36 

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Murkowski "disturbed" by McConnell's coordination with White House on impeachment...

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told ABC affiliate KTUU on Tuesday that she was "disturbed" upon hearing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's assurance of "total coordination" between himself and White House lawyers in the impeachment tria...

 2019-12-26 15:41 

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S&P 500 doubled its average return under past presidents during Trump's first 3 years...

The S&P 500 has had a return of over 50% during President Trump's first three years in office, more than doubling the average return of 23% at the same point in a presidential term since 1928, CNBC reports . The big picture: The market, which hit reco...

 2019-12-26 10:45 

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The insane news cycles of 2019...

Data: Google News Lab; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios The year started with a record-breaking government shutdown and is ending with the third presidential impeachment in U.S. history — in between an onslaught of investigations, conspiracies, scandal...

 2019-12-26 04:01 

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Typhoon Phanfone leaves at least 16 dead and a trail of destruction across central Philippines...

A typhoon that pummeled the central Philippines on Christmas Day has killed at least 16 people, Filipino authorities say, per AFP . The big picture: Typhoon Phanfone packed ripped off roofs, downed power lines and caused internet and cell phone network ou...

 2019-12-26 04:01 

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Typhoon Phanfone leaves at least 16 dead and a trail of destruction across central Philippines...

A typhoon that pummeled the central Philippines on Christmas Day has killed at least 16 people, Filipino authorities said Thursday, per AFP . The big picture: Typhoon Phanfone packed ripped off roofs, downed power lines and caused internet and cell phone ...

 2019-12-26 01:00 

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Israel strikes back after Gaza rocket forces Netanyahu's evacuation...

After local media reported a rocket fired from Gaza forced the evacuation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, the Israel Defense Force tweeted it' "struck a number of Hamas terror targets in Gaza" in response. After being r...

 2019-12-25 20:55 

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Women are becoming empowered to donate to women's college sports...

Former female athletes are donating millions of dollars to build facilities, endow scholarships and support coaching positions at their alma maters, the New York Times reports. Why it matters : Participation in women's college sports teams is at an al...

 2019-12-25 20:00 

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Hard-boiled egg recall widens in deadly listeria outbreak...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the FDA and officials in multiple states are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to packaged hard-boiled egg products used by national food service operators. Why it matters: "Consumers will not be...

 2019-12-25 15:57 

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Pentagon warns against military service members using Ancestry, 23andMe kits...

The Defense Department is advising military service members against purchasing popular at-home DNA testing kits because of possible "unintended security consequences and increased risk to the joint force and mission," Yahoo News reported. Why it m...

 2019-12-25 14:58 

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"We must strive to foster a culture of deeper understanding": Donald Trump's Christmas message...

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had a prepared video to the American people wishing a happy holiday and a salute to U.S. troops. Highlights : President Trump: "Together, we must strive to foster a culture of deeper understanding and respe...

 2019-12-25 13:35 

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Notre Dame rector warns cathedral has "50% chance" of being saved...

As Notre Dame Cathedral awaits restoration in 2021 after this year's devastating fire that destroyed much of the historic landmark's roof, the rector of the church said there's a "50% chance" the structure may not be saved, AP reports....

 2019-12-25 10:30 

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The perils of online Christmas shopping...

More and more shoppers are getting their Christmas gifts delivered to their homes with just a click — but that comes with consequences. The big picture: Around a quarter of Americans had packages stolen from their doorsteps last year. As online shop...

 2019-12-25 02:27 

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Read: Trump 2016 campaign staffer files pregnancy discrimination lawsuit...

A former Trump 2016 campaign staffer alleges in a sex-discrimination lawsuit that she was fired and prevented from a White House job opportunity after becoming pregnant following a relationship with a supervisor. The allegations: Arlene "A.J." Del...

 2019-12-25 01:19 

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In photos: Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up Christmas Eve protests...

Hong Kong protesters turned out en masse after a period of relative calm in a popular shopping district, and were met with tear gas and rubber bullets fired by police on Christmas Eve, the New York Times reports. Why it matters: Clashes between police and...

 2019-12-24 19:07 

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Trump brushes off North Korea's Christmas threat...

President Trump on Tuesday dismissed North Korea's threat of a "Christmas gift" for the U.S., saying the military would "deal with it very successfully," Reuters reports . Why it matters: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un said in Oc...

 2019-12-24 17:38 

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Netanyahu promises Trump's backing for Israeli sovereignty over settlements...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising supporters that he will convince President Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and all settlements on the West Bank if he's wins Thursday's primary to lead the Likud Party. W...

 2019-12-24 16:24 

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Baltimore revives controversial "spy plane" surveillance pilot...

Baltimore will become the first city in the U.S. to pilot aerial surveillance, funded by philanthropists, to understand its impact on crime, per the Baltimore Sun . Driving the news: Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, who's been skeptical...

 2019-12-24 15:28 

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Trump laments the state of toilets, windmills and other clean energy products...

Up next on President Trump's agenda: tackling clean energy machinery and products. The big picture: "Trump is promising voters a world free of the everyday inconveniences associated with combating climate change — rolling back lightbulb regu...

 2019-12-24 14:18 

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Travis Kalanick is leaving Uber's board...

Travis Kalanick is stepping down as a board director with Uber, the company announced Tuesday. Why it matters: Kalanick is credited with growing Uber into a global phenomenon, changing the way people get around town. But he's also responsible for a pr...

 2019-12-24 14:03 

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Queen Elizabeth II discusses "bumpy" year in annual Christmas speech...

The world is wondering how Buckingham Palace might characterize this past year in the Queen of England's annual address. The big picture: Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is facing a politically split nation — and perhaps physically, if the Scots walk. T...

 2019-12-24 10:45 

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The privacy worries with smart cities...

Momentum for smart cities projects, which has been fed by big promises from industry and big hopes in government, is slowing down in the face of a wave of public skepticism. Driving the news: Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed a futuristic s...

 2019-12-24 05:53 

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Biden leads post-debate poll, but lower-tier 2020 candidates enjoy center-stage boost...

Joe Biden made the most favorable impression following last week's debate , but lower-tier 2020 candidates Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer all enjoyed a boost from the spotlight, a Morning Consult poll published Monday shows. NEW POST- #DEMD...

 2019-12-24 01:18 

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U.S. Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan identified...

The U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan on Monday has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble, the Defense Department said in a statement announcing an investigation into the incident claimed by the Taliban. Details: The 33-year-old Gr...

 2019-12-23 20:28 

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Giuliani says he's "more of a Jew than Soros is" in bizarre, conspiracy-laden interview...

Rudy Giuliani appeared to hold nothing back in a wide-ranging interview with New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi , in which he promoted unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about George Soros and discussed the reported federal investigation into his finan...

 2019-12-23 18:54 

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Judiciary Committee says House could consider "new articles of impeachment" in McGahn filing...

The House Judiciary Committee is continuing its effort to enforce a subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn in order to determine "whether to recommend additional articles of impeachment" against President Trump for conduct not covered ...

 2019-12-23 14:09 

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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is out amid 737 MAX fallout...

Boeing announced Monday that CEO Dennis Muilenburg has resigned effective immediately after its board of directors "decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence." Why it matters, via Axios' Dan Primack : The aftermat...

 2019-12-23 12:18 

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DraftKings going public via reverse merger...

DraftKings on Monday announced that it will go public via a reverse merger with a blank-check acquisition company called Diamond Eagle, with a sports betting tech platform called SBTech also being rolled in. Why it matters: Sports betting is now legal in ...

 2019-12-23 11:36 

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Saudis deny crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman's role while sentencing 5 to death over Khashoggi...

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and three others were sentenced to prison, AP reports . Why it matters : The Saudis still deny that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman h...

 2019-12-23 10:00 

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What we thought was going to happen in energy — and what really did...

America's energy sources, like booming oil and crumbling coal, have defied projections and historical precedents over the last decade. Why it matters : It shows how change can happen rapidly and unexpectedly, even in an industry known to move graduall...

 2019-12-23 06:07 

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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan...

A U.S. service member was "killed in action" in Afghanistan on Monday, a Defense Department statement said, per Stars and Stripes . The big picture: The service member's death comes as the U.S. and the Taliban hold peace talks in Qatar. A tota...

 2019-12-23 03:32 

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China to cut import tariffs on 850 products...

China is lowering import tariffs on more than 850 products , the country's finance ministry said in a statement Sunday night. Driving the news: Goods to benefit from the Jan. 1 tariffs cuts include medication, tech and frozen pork — which could ...

 2019-12-23 02:20 

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Space Force becomes the newest branch of the U.S. military: What you need to know...

The U.S. Space Force has become the sixth and newest branch of the nation's military, after President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act . Space is the world's new war-fighting domain." President Trump's remarks at signing...

 2019-12-22 23:20 

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Exclusive: John Bolton hits Trump for bluffing on North Korea nuclear policy...

In his sharpest criticism yet of his old workplace, John Bolton suggested the Trump administration is bluffing about stopping North Korea's nuclear ambitions — and soon might need to admit publicly that its policy failed badly. Driving the news:...

 2019-12-22 23:19 

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Pete Buttigieg fundraiser dangles influence for donations in email...

In a recent email exchange with a wealthy prospective donor, a top fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made an offer that was unusually blunt — even by modern pay-to-play standards. What they're saying: "If you wa...

 2019-12-22 21:15 

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Trump and McConnell continue to transform the federal judiciary...

After three years in office, President Trump and the Republican-held Senate have installed a total of 187 judges to the federal bench, with Trump nominees now making up one in four U.S. circuit court judges, according to an analysis by the Washington Post...

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