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College football gone mad

In the span of two days, the head coaches of two of the biggest college football programs in America have jumped ship, wooed by even…

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Biden to make first move on data privacy

The Biden administration is launching its first big effort on privacy policy by looking at how data privacy issues affect civil rights. Why it matters:…

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Airbnb hosts Xinjiang rentals on land owned by sanctioned group

Data: Axios research, Airbnb, Australia Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre; Map: Jacque Schrag/Axios Airbnb has more than a dozen homes available for rent…

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Travel whiplash: Omicron upends holiday plans

Just when it seemed safe to travel overseas again, along comes Omicron. Why it matters: The emergence of the new coronavirus variant couldn’t come at…

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Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters

The emergence of the Omicron COVID variant is turbocharging the push for vaccine boosters, and experts say a booster may soon become a requirement to…

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Report: Over 100 former Afghan security forces members dead or missing since Taliban takeover

The Taliban have “killed or forcibly disappeared” over 100 former members of Afghanistan’s security forces since the group took power in August, a report by…

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Queen Elizabeth congratulates Barbados as Caribbean nation becomes a republic

Barbados officially became a republic at midnight local time after Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as the Caribbean nation’s first president in a ceremony…

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Right-wingers making McCarthy sweat for future Speaker post

Right-wing elements in the Republican Party are complicating House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s attempts to become the next speaker of the House should the GOP…

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Congress sprints to meet debt limit, funding deadlines

Congressional leaders have been pushing off vital action for months — and a lot of it will catch up with them in December, which begins…

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U.S. fears Iran won’t scale back to 2015 nuclear deal

U.S. officials have extremely low expectations as world powers resume negotiations with Iran to curb its nuclear program, believing the Iranians aren’t yet ready to…

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Ex-Theranos CEO describes alleged abuse by former boyfriend and company exec

On her fourth day of trial testimony, ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes described her 10-year romantic relationship with former president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani as controlling, and…

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Amazon ordered to redo union vote in Alabama

A U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official on Monday called for a re-vote in a union election at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama….

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Federal court blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for health workers in 10 states

A federal court in Missouri has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally-funded facilities in 10…

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Behind the scenes of Jack Dorsey’s Twitter exit

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is exiting the company he helped build at a time when its future has never been so uncertain. Why…

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CDC strengthens COVID booster recommendation amid Omicron emergence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday strengthened its previous recommendation for booster shots, saying that everyone 18 and older “should” receive…

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Iran preparing to enrich weapons-grade uranium, Israel warns U.S.

Israel has shared intelligence over the past two weeks with the U.S. and several European allies suggesting that Iran is taking technical steps to prepare…

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Biden: Fight against Omicron won’t include “shutdowns or lockdowns”

President Biden on Monday said that the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, is “a cause for concern, not a cause for panic.” Driving the news: Biden…

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Jack Dorsey to step down as Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey will step down as CEO of Twitter, the company announced Monday. He will be succeeded by CTO Parag Agrawal. The big picture: Dorsey…

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Tracking the pandemic’s unequal economic impact

Data: Morning Consult/Axios; Chart: Will Chase/Axios The pandemic was bound to hit the most economically vulnerable among us the hardest. New polling data from Morning…

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WHO says Omicron variant poses “very high” global risk

The World Health Organization said Monday in a new risk assessment that it believes the COVID-19 Omicron variant poses a “very high” risk to the…

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What Web3 is and why everyone is talking about it

A well-funded and intensely motivated chunk of tech’s hive mind is finding common cause in a vast new project: rebuilding the web on a foundation…

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Thanksgiving box office shows theaters have long road to recovery

Box office ticket sales over the Thanksgiving holiday show that consumer confidence in moviegoing is slowly improving, but not enough to bring the struggling theater…

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