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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…

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Up to 10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves must be removed after California fires

Up to 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. What they’re saying:…

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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…

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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to Texas abortion ban

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,…

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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….

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Pfizer says COVID vaccine over 90% effective in kids

Pfizer-BioNTech’s 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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