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Biogen accuses critics of “misinformation” regarding Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm

Biogen executives used their earnings day to take aim at critics and the media, saying the federal approval of the company’s new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm,…

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Biden installs federal judges at blistering pace

President Biden and the Democratic-controlled Senate have installed more federal judges during the first six months of his presidency than any administration since Richard Nixon’s….

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Democrats consider adding $10 billion in border security to reconciliation package

Senate Democrats are considering including about $10 billion in their $3.5-trillion budget reconciliation package for border security — focused on infrastructure at legal entry points,…

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California recall election becomes circus of media spotlight seekers

California’s gubernatorial recall election has become a casting call for wannabes seeking a giant earned-media opportunity. Why it matters: Some possible challengers to Democratic Gov….

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Interview: Belarus opposition leader calls on U.S. to be “braver”

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya asked top U.S. officials this week to be “braver” and “stronger” in challenging Aleksandr Lukashenko’s regime, she told Axios in…

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Capitol Police Board names new U.S. Capitol Police chief

Former Maryland police chief Tom Manger has been selected as the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), per a Thursday announcement. Why it…

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Pelosi considers adding more Republicans to Jan. 6 committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signaled Thursday she’s considering adding more Republican members to the select committee to investigate the Jan 6. Capitol attack. Driving…

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At least 33 dead, 8 missing from central China flooding

Flooding from torrential rain in China’s Henan province has killed at least 33 people this week and eight more remain missing, according to CNN. The…

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Virtual doctor visits shrivel

One pandemic-era phenomenon that may have peaked: virtual doctor visits. What’s new: Nearly one-quarter of American adults had a virtual doctor appointment within the past…

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Mississippi’s attorney general urges Supreme Court to toss out Roe v. Wade

Mississippi’s attorney general on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, which set a precedent for the constitutional right to abortion,…

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Czech cyclist Michal Schlegel tests positive for COVID-19 one day ahead of Olympic opening ceremony

Czech road cyclist Michal Schlegel has tested positive for COVID-19 and will no longer be able to participate in Saturday’s road race, the Czech Olympic…

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Drug-testing pause during pandemic raises questions about Olympics

Olympic athletes were not subject to the usual, rigorous standards of the world anti-doping code during the 16-month period leading to the Games, according to…

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Movements on Mars unlock the Red Planet’s interior

Seismic action on Mars is revealing new details about the inner structure of the Red Planet. Why it matters: Mars’ interior holds the key to…

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Borderlands 3 senior developers quit Gearbox for new project

Several senior developers at Gearbox Software who worked on “Borderlands 3” are leaving the company and going to work on a new independent project together,…

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U.S. imposes Magnitsky sanctions against Cuban officials over protest crackdown

The Biden administration on Thursday imposed new sanctions against Cuban officials allegedly responsible for human rights abuses during the government’s crackdown on island-wide protests earlier…

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California sues Activision Blizzard over unequal pay, “sexist culture”

“Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft” maker Activision Blizzard is accused of fostering a “pervasive frat boy workplace culture,” that subjects women to harassment,…

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House votes to allow more Afghans who assisted U.S. to evacuate before withdrawal

The House on Thursday voted to expand a visa program that would allow more Afghans who helped the U.S. military quickly immigrate to the United…

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Pelosi says she did not reject Jordan and Banks over Electoral College objections

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that her decision not to allow Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.) to serve on the Jan….

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What to know about the investors behind embattled spyware firm NSO Group

Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group has become a pernicious version of Steve Urkel, never acknowledging the calamity that its software seems to cause. Unlike the…

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How Shohei Ohtani amassed an MLB-best $6 million in annual endorsements

Shohei Ohtani is an MVP candidate on the field, and his new exclusive memorabilia deal with Fanatics reflects his exploding off-field value. By the numbers:…

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Free of COVID restrictions, England now faces contact tracing “pingdemic”

Supermarkets and wholesalers in the U.K. are beginning to face shortages after the government’s official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to self-isolate…

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The 81 countries exploring central bank digital currencies

Reproduced from Atlantic Council; Map: Axios visuals Central bank digital currency (CBDC) is probably not top of mind for most global consumers. But we may…

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