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 2021-10-24 03:20 

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"Atmospheric river" to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood...

A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are set dump historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest from Saturday night, forecasters warn. Why it matters: A strong atmospheric river, pack...

 2021-10-23 23:56 

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Upwards of 10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves must be removed after California fires...

"Upwards of" 10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves have been "weakened by drought, disease, age, and/or fire" and must be removed in the wake of California's wildfires, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced. Why it mat...

 2021-10-23 22:23 

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Obama stumps for McAuliffe, urges Virginians not "to go back to the chaos" of Trump years...

Former President Barack Obama framed a Nov. 2 gubernatorial race as a bellwether for the Democratic Party and the country, telling a crowd at a campaign event for Terry McAuliffe on Saturday that "I believe you, right here in Virginia, are going to sh...

 2021-10-23 19:39 

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Axios AM Deep Dive: America's murder surge...

Homicides rose at the fastest rate in at least six decades last year. This Axios AM Deep Dive, led by Future correspondent Bryan Walsh, looks at the state of gun crime....

 2021-10-23 15:37 

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Democrats target billionaires to pay for Biden's social spending...

After failing to get a deal on other planned tax increases, key Senate Democrats are pivoting to a billionaires' income tax to pay for President Biden's social spending. The big picture: No advanced economy has attempted anything similar on such a...

 2021-10-23 11:15 

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Anti-abortion activists' Supreme Court dreams are coming true...

This is the moment the conservative legal movement has been building toward for decades: The solidly conservative Supreme Court is about to hear two major abortion cases within a month of each other. Why it matters: All of this is likely to end with signi...

 2021-10-23 11:00 

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Trump's volatile return to the stock market...

Data: YCharts; Chart: Axios Visuals Donald Trump this week became both a meme stock and a social-media entrepreneur at the same time, by announcing that a new company called Trump Media & Technology Group was going to merge with an existing company listed...

 2021-10-23 01:27 

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U.S. airstrike kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria, Pentagon says...

A U.S. airstrike in northwest Syria on Friday killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, U.S. Central Command said in a statement . Why it matters: Syria serves as a "safe haven" for the extremist group to plan external operations, accord...

 2021-10-22 19:32 

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Giuliani associate Lev Parnas convicted on campaign finance crimes...

Florida businessman Lev Parnas was convicted Friday on charges of conspiracy to make foreign contributions to political campaigns, Politico reports . Why it matters: Prosecutors said Parnas, then an associate of former President Donald Trump's persona...

 2021-10-22 16:39 

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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to Texas abortion law...

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear two cases challenging Texas' abortion law, which bans the procedure as soon as six weeks into pregnancy, but left the law in place in the meantime. Why it matters: The court is moving extraordinarily fast on ...

 2021-10-22 15:20 

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U.S. officials warn 5 key tech sectors will determine whether China overtakes U.S. as superpower...

U.S. intelligence officials responsible for protecting advanced technologies have narrowed their focus to five key sectors: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, biotechnology, semiconductors and autonomous systems. Why it matters: China and Russia ...

 2021-10-22 12:40 

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Pfizer says COVID vaccine over 90% effective in kids...

Pfizer and BioNTech said their COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective at protecting children between the ages of 5 and 11 from symptomatic infections from the virus, according to a study posted online by the Food and Drug Administration Friday . Why...

 2021-10-22 11:00 

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Changing the inflation conversation...

Inflation looks like it'll run hot for longer than plenty of smart people thought it would. The conversation over just how much more Americans will have to pay for their stuff has taken on a new intensity, as supply problems show few signs of fading. ...

 2021-10-22 10:58 

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The biggest headline from Biden's town hall...

What matters from President Biden's town hall with CNN's Anderson Cooper at Baltimore Center Stage on Thursday, via Axios night owl Hans Nichols: The biggest headline: Biden is jettisoning the corporate tax increases that White House officials hav...

 2021-10-22 10:40 

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Trump, your 2024 GOP nominee...

Former President Trump is telling most anyone who'll listen he will run again in 2024 — and poll after poll shows the vast majority of Republicans would gladly cheer him on and vote for him. Why it matters: Trump is the heart, soul and undispute...

 2021-10-22 10:00 

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How smartphone cameras became the best cameras...

For years, the smartphone has been the most convenient camera, and in recent years it has also become the easiest and most versatile camera. But this year's high-end smartphones have taken things to a new level — capturing images that would be e...

 2021-10-22 09:30 

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The rise of vegan food in unexpected places...

Vegan cuisine is popping up in two places it wasn't present before: fine dining and fast food. Why it matters: The single biggest way an individual can reduce their carbon footprint is to eat less meat and dairy. Now, the popularization of meatless me...

 2021-10-22 09:30 

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Experts predict an easier COVID winter this year...

This winter probably won't bring another crushing COVID wave, experts say. Why it matters: Last winter was the deadliest phase of the pandemic, and many Americans are braced for cold weather to once again usher in a surge in cases and deaths. But ther...

 2021-10-22 01:35 

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Biden: Not enough votes for free community college, corporate tax hike in reconciliation bill...

Democrats don't have the votes to raise corporate taxes, President Biden admitted at Thursday's CNN town hall in Baltimore, Maryland, where he went into detail on the state of negotiations concerning the massive reconciliation bill. Why it matters...

 2021-10-22 01:32 

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Biden signals openness to ending filibuster for voting rights legislation...

President Biden said Thursday at a CNN town hall he'd be willing to consider doing away with the filibuster in the Senate in a bid to protect voting rights and "and maybe more." Why it matters: With an evenly split Senate, legislation requires...

 2021-10-21 23:42 

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Biden seeks to reboot U.S. sanctions policy...

The Biden administration is rethinking the U.S. approach to sanctions after four years of Donald Trump imposing and escalating them. The big picture: Sanctions are among the most powerful tools the U.S. has to influence its adversaries' behavior witho...

 2021-10-21 23:34 

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Merkel's farewell spoiled by Poland crisis at EU summit...

Angela Merkel took up her vaunted mantle as Europe's crisis manager for what could be the last time tonight, as she urged the EU to find compromise in its showdown with Poland. Why it matters: The European Commission has threatened to withhold over $4...

 2021-10-21 23:25 

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9 Republicans put it all on the line with Bannon vote...

A small contingent of House Republicans risked their political futures on Thursday, they say, in the name of constitutional responsibility. Why it matters: The nine Republicans who voted to hold former Trump aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress are n...

 2021-10-21 23:24 

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Political figures are exploiting a justice system that can't keep up...

Political figures are exploiting the slowness of the U.S. justice system, Donald Trump's attacks on its integrity and divisions in society to defy the law. Why it matters: As polarization intensifies, it's placing tribalism above a shared national...

 2021-10-21 22:15 

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FSOC report shows climate change is "emerging threat" to U.S. economy...

A top U.S. financial coordinating organization took several steps on Thursday to manage the growing risks that climate change poses to the U.S. financial system. Why it matters: While the Biden administration has been taking an all-of-government approach ...

 2021-10-21 21:42 

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"I assume full responsibility," Duterte says of drugs war...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he assumes full responsibility for a violent war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, Reuters reported. Why it matters: Last month the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally authorized...

 2021-10-21 21:19 

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CDC approves boosters for Moderna and J&J and mix-and-match...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory panel voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for certain populations and allow people to mix-and-match doses. The big picture: The age...

 2021-10-21 20:16 

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Israel to approve new construction in West Bank settlements, Palestinian villages...

Israel will approve the construction of 4,400 new homes in the West Bank next week: 3,10o in the Jewish settlements and 1,300 in Palestinian villages. Why it matters: This will be the first time Israel has approved new settlement building since President ...

 2021-10-21 20:13 

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House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress...

The House of Representatives voted 229-202 on Thursday to hold former Trump strategist Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee. Why it matters: The Justice Department will now consider b...

 2021-10-21 20:04 

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Biden: Jan. 6 Capitol riot "was about white supremacy"...

President Biden said Thursday that white supremacy motivated rioters who carried out the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Driving the news: "The violent, deadly insurrection on the Capitol nine months ago, it was about white supremacy, in my o...

 2021-10-21 19:21 

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"How about zero?" Manchin, Sanders get heated behind closed doors...

Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) squabbled behind closed doors Wednesday, with Manchin using a raised-fist goose egg to tell his colleague he can live without any of President Biden's social spending plan, Axios has learned. Why ...

 2021-10-21 18:51 

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Fed revamps rules for officials, restricts trades after controversies...

The Federal Reserve on Thursday announced significant changes to its rules regulating officials' financial activities following controversy last month over some officials' past trading practices. Why it matters: The rule revamp is a coda on the bi...

 2021-10-21 17:10 

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Texas urges Supreme Court to leave abortion ban in place, asks to overturn Roe v. Wade...

Texas on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to keep in place a law that bans abortions after an embryo's cardiac activity is detected, which can be as soon as six weeks and before many people know they are pregnant. Driving the news: Texas Attorney Gene...

 2021-10-21 16:00 

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Meme stonks lose their appeal to the world of crypto...

Data: Cardify; Chart: Axios Visuals That sucking sound you hear is the outflow of meme-chasing dollars from the stock market. Why it matters: The caravan has moved on. The dream of getting rich quick still lives, but today it's more often found in the...

 2021-10-21 16:00 

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Growing number of Latina-owned breweries are popping up and aiming to change industry...

Independent craft brewers are popping up in cities across the country, and a small but growing number of them are Latina-owned or run by a Latina head brewer. The big picture: Latinas are opening up independent craft breweries from California to Colorado ...

 2021-10-21 15:10 

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China pulls Celtics games after Enes Kanter criticizes Xi Jinping over Tibet...

China will no longer stream Boston Celtics games after center Enes Kanter called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" in a social media post over his government's repressive policies in Tibet, according to the New York Times . Why ...

 2021-10-21 14:26 

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Trump's new media network announcement came with a plan to go public via SPAC...

Former President Trump last night announced plans to launch a digital media network called "Truth Social," and said it would go public via a SPAC called Digital World Acquisition (Nasdaq: DWAC). What to know: So far, this is a joke. The press rele...

 2021-10-21 13:52 

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Tesla is outrunning the supply chain crunch...

Data: FactSet and company release ; Chart: Will Chase/Axios Tesla, citing a "structural shift" in demand for electric vehicles, reported its highest-ever quarterly profit of $1.6 billion and $13.8 billion in revenues despite supply chain problems....

 2021-10-21 13:13 

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Inequality Index signals October jobs growth for lower-income Americans...

Data: Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index; Chart: Axios Visuals Polling for the Morning Consult/Axios Inequality Index suggests that as the Delta variant ebbed over the last month, job security improved for lower-income Americans. The big picture: As a...

 2021-10-21 13:01 

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White House unveils landmark reports on climate change's threat to national security...

The Biden administration on Thursday released a sweeping set of assessments on how to view threats that climate change poses to national security and its role in fueling migration. Why it matters: One of the key products, a formal National Intelligence Es...

 2021-10-21 12:37 

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Attorney General Garland defends DOJ's handling of Jan. 6 probe...

Attorney General Merrick Garland will tell the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that federal prosecutors "are doing exactly what they are expected to do" in seeking accountability for the "intolerable assault" on the Capitol on Jan. 6...

 2021-10-21 12:07 

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Pfizer booster has 95.6% efficacy against COVID, large study shows...

A booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 95.6% effective against the coronavirus, compared with those who only had the first two initial doses, according to a large study released Thursday. Why it matters: The study, which had more than 10,000 par...

 2021-10-21 10:54 

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Roku tells customers it is unable to strike a deal with YouTube...

Roku on Thursday told customers via a post on its corporate blog that it has still not been able to strike a distribution agreement with YouTube TV, which has been removed from Roku's channel store for five months. Why it matters: It's the first t...

 2021-10-21 10:00 

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Facebook is a news media magnet...

Data: Signal AI; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios New data finds that Facebook has been mentioned in more online stories in the U.S. in the past year than all of its major tech competitors combined. Why it matters: Press scrutiny of Facebook has become so intens...

 2021-10-21 10:00 

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Amazon is now a bigger shipper in the U.S. than FedEx...

Reproduced from Supply Chain Dive ; Chart: Axios Visuals Amazon is not primarily known as a logistics company, but in 2020 the company shipped more parcels than FedEx. Why it matters: Logistics is a $1.5 trillion business — and it has long been cont...

 2021-10-21 09:30 

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Carmakers rush to build batteries for electric vehicles...

Almost every week, another major automaker announces a billion-dollar-plus investment in battery manufacturing, and with it, thousands of new American jobs. Why it matters: Eyeing President Biden's climate agenda, carmakers are racing to create a dome...

 2021-10-21 09:30 

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How the pandemic caused a corporate rebound...

WeWork becomes a public company today worth more than $9 billion — a vindication of the expensive turnaround strategy employed after it spectacularly imploded in 2019. Like many companies that find themselves at death's door, that which didn'...

 2021-10-21 09:00 

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Biogen's controversial Alzheimer's drug is bombing...

Biogen sold $300,000 worth of Aduhelm in the third quarter, well below Wall Street's expectations, which prompted analysts at Raymond James to call the Alzheimer's drug "potentially the worst drug launch of all time" amid Biogen's "...

 2021-10-21 09:00 

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COVID cases and deaths keep falling as the Delta wave recedes...

Data: N.Y. Times ; Cartogram: Kavya Beheraj/Axios America's coronavirus outbreak is rapidly improving as the Delta wave recedes, and vaccines for kids — which could become available within weeks — will help the situation improve even furth...

 2021-10-21 05:39 

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India crosses 1 billion COVID vaccinations milestone...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Thursday that the country's health workers have now administered more than 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines doses. Of note: While this is a significant milestone for the country of 1.4 billion , which has ...

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