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Investors pour millions into immersive, interactive art experiences

How much would you pay for “a sleek, if pleasantly confusing, package of moods” or “a confusing tangle of disjointed installations” or even “the total…

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Some unknowns killed in Latin American conflicts identified

Latin Americans lying beneath unmarked tombstones and in mass graves across the region are recovering their names, decades after the conflicts that took their lives….

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Abortion ban modeled after Texas’ sweeping law introduced in Florida legislature

A Florida lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday modeled after Texas’ new law prohibiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, or roughly six weeks —…

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Special Envoy for Haiti says he’s resigning over deportation of migrants and asylum-seekers

The Special Envoy for Haiti on Wednesday resigned from his position, writing in his resignation letter obtained by PBS that he “will not be associated…

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First-time homebuyers shrink as prices spike

Data: National Association of Realtors; Chart: Axios Visuals Home sales cooled as prices continued to heat up in August. Driving the news: The share of…

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Airbnb doubles number of Afghan refugees it will house to 40,000

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and co-founder Joe Gebbia said during a visit to Washington on Wednesday that they’re offering temporary housing to 40,000 Afghan refugees…

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Abortion ban modeled after Texas’ sweeping law introduced in Florida legislature

A Florida lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday modeled after Texas’ new law prohibiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, or roughly six weeks —…

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Tech firms’ nightmare: Vanishing green cards

Thousands of green cards are about to go to waste, leaving Google, Microsoft and other tech companies fuming — and pushing the Biden administration to…

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White House moves against “super-pollutant” in climate fight

The EPA is finalizing rules today that cut powerful greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration, part of a wider new White House strategy…

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Rising rates of violent crime anticipated in annual FBI report set for release

If the FBI data released next week shows what’s expected — that 2020 saw the highest single-year spike in U.S. murders in at least six…

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Some experts see signs of hope as COVID cases fall

Data: N.Y. Times; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios New coronavirus cases are continuing to decline, and some experts are cautiously optimistic that the virus will continue to wane…

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Twin wildfires threaten more giant sequoias as air quality alerts issued in Central California

Two wildfires were threatening California’s sequoia trees over overnight, hours after authorities issued fresh evacuation orders and warnings, along with air quality alerts on Wednesday….

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Florida students exposed to COVID no longer have to quarantine if asymptomatic

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Wednesday an emergency order allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they’re…

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Federal judge says Florida ban on “sanctuary cities” racially motivated

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down parts of a Florida law aimed at banning local governments from establishing “sanctuary city” policies, arguing in part…

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Biden ramps up pressure on key Democrats to pass reconciliation package

President Biden ramped up the pressure on his fellow Democrats Wednesday, calling a series of lawmakers to the White House in the hope of ending…

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Democrats seek green reconciliation solution

House Democrats discussed with President Biden on Wednesday a plan to exempt billions of dollars of new climate spending from his requirement that his $3.5…

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FDA approves Pfizer boosters for high-risk individuals and people 65 and older

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shots for people at high risk of severe COVID-19 and people 65 years and…

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Biden admin seeks operator for Guantánamo Bay migrant detention facility amid Del Rio surge

The Biden administration is looking for a private contractor to oversee a migrant detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, according to…

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Bipartisan police reform negotiations end without deal

Bipartisan talks on reforming police tactics and accountability, prompted by George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, have ended without a compromise, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.),…

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Federal Reserve scales back expectations for economic recovery

The Fed downgraded near-term expectations for the economy and the labor market, alongside hotter-than-expected inflation, in new estimates out on Wednesday. Why it matters: It’s…

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Bipartisan police reform negotiations end without deal

Bipartisan talks on reforming police tactics and accountability, prompted by George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, have ended without a compromise, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.),…

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Biden speaks with Macron for first time since diplomatic crisis

President Biden on Wednesday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time since a diplomatic row erupted over a scrapped submarine order, per…

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