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Civil rights leaders plan voting rights marches in 5 cities to push for federal legislation

Civil rights leaders from Washington to Phoenix are planning marches on Aug. 28 to push Congress to pass new protections around voting rights. Why it…

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Latinos twice as likely as white people to die from gunfire

Data: Violence Policy Center; Chart: Will Chase/Axios Nearly 3,000 Latinos each year have died from gunfire in the United States over the last two decades,…

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Top labor leader Richard Trumka dies unexpectedly at 72

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who led the largest federation of unions in the country for over a decade, has died at 72. The big picture:…

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Massive California blaze levels town, threatens others as it burns out of control

The small Sierra town of Greenville, Calif., was heavily damaged on Wednesday night into early Thursday as the Dixie Fire surged northward amid high winds,…

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U.S. market makes up more than 40% of COVID-19 vaccine sales

Data: Company filings; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios The four main drug companies making COVID-19 vaccines have sold a combined $18.6 billion worth of the shots in…

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Biden administration offers temporary “safe haven” for Hong Kongers in U.S.

President Joe Biden on Thursday directed the Department of Homeland Security to defer the removal of Hong Kong residents currently in the U.S. for 18…

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Massive California blaze levels town, threatens others as it burns out of control

The small Sierra town of Greenville, Calif., was heavily damaged on Wednesday night into early Thursday as the Dixie Fire surged northward amid high winds,…

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Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine “remains durable” with 93% efficacy through 6 months

Moderna said Thursday that its coronavirus vaccine was 93% effective against COVID-19 through six months after receiving the second dose. Why it matters: The number…

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Wildfires raze homes in Northern California communities as thousands evacuate

Two massive California wildfires have triggered new mandatory evacuation orders for thousands of people and destroyed homes and businesses in the state’s north overnight. Details:…

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The Olympics stories to know for today

⚽: U.S. women’s soccer team beats Australia, wins bronze 🥇: Ryan Crouser breaks his own Olympic shot put record to win gold for U.S. 🛶:…

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U.S. women’s soccer team beats Australia, wins Olympic bronze

The U.S. women’s soccer team won the bronze medal on Thursday after beating ninth-ranked Australia 4-3. Why it matters: Thursday’s victory marks the U.S. team’s…

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Top Democratic operatives mapped out how to defend Kamala Harris at high-powered dinner

A group of the Democratic Party’s most influential women met for dinner at a home in the nation’s capital last month to game out how…

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What to watch at the Olympics today: Men’s swimming, women’s beach volleyball

5 events to watch today… ⚾ Baseball: The U.S. plays South Korea in the semifinals at 6 a.m. ET on NBC Sports. 🏀 Men’s basketball:…

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The post-pandemic economy has already arrived

With the recession officially ending in April 2020, we’re now 16 months into the recovery and the contours of the post-pandemic economy have taken shape….

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Biden, top automakers aim for 50% electric vehicle sales by 2030

The White House on Thursday unveiled draft mandates and aspirational targets aimed at drastically cutting vehicle carbon emissions and accelerating the shift to electric models….

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Why vaccine passports are still just a dream

Several practical and technological hurdles will stand in the way of widespread “vaccine passports.” Why it matters: COVID-19 vaccine mandates are quickly gaining steam, reviving…

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The growing number of Americans becoming ex-American

Reproduced from Andrew Mitchel LLC; Chart: Axios Visuals The number of Americans who renounced their citizenship in favor of a foreign country hit an all-time…

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In photos: Tokyo Olympics day 13 highlights

Day 13 of the Tokyo Olympic Games saw Team USA’s men’s basketball team beat Australia 97-78 on Thursday to advance to the gold medal game….

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Judge to Capitol rioter: Insurrection is “not patriotism”

A federal judge sentencing a Michigan man in D.C. Wednesday over his role in the U.S. Capitol riot dismissed any notion that he’s a political…

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2 wildfires ravage Northern California homes as thousands evacuate

Two massive California wildfires have triggered new mandatory evacuation orders for thousands of people and destroyed homes and businesses in the state’s north overnight. Details:…

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The Olympics stories to know for today

🥇: Ryan Crouser breaks his own Olympic shot put record to win gold for U.S. 🏐: U.S. Olympic beach volleyball duo one step away from…

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Landlords mount legal challenge to Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium

A group of landlords and real-estate companies issued a legal challenge on Wednesday night in a D.C. district court to the Biden administration’s new national…

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