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North Korea has an “explosive” COVID outbreak and 0% vaccination rate

North Korea officially claimed zero COVID cases until last Thursday. Now, Pyongyang says 1.2 million people have feverish, COVID-like symptoms, 50 people have died, and…

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Biden preps high-stakes police reform executive order

President Biden plans to issue his highly anticipated executive order on police reform in the coming weeks, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why…

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Biden administration to expand flights to Cuba, resume family reunifications

The Biden administration announced Monday that it will reinstate a program allowing U.S. citizens and permanent residents to apply for their family members in Cuba…

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Activision’s controversial diversity tool was years in the making

Activision Blizzard’s unveiling of a new software program meant to increase diversity in the casts of video games has become a textbook example of what…

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Why NATO formed and why Finland and Sweden want to join the alliance

Data: NATO; Map: Thomas Oide/Axios Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly pointed to NATO’s post-Cold War eastward enlargement as one of the many reasons for…

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Musk: Twitter deal at lower price “not out of the question”

A viable Twitter deal is “not out of the question” at a lower price, Elon Musk said at the 2022 All-In Summit Monday, as he’s…

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Calf Canyon wildfire becomes largest in New Mexico history

At 298,060 acres as of Monday morning, the Calf Canyon fire in New Mexico is now the largest blaze in state history, surpassing the Whitewater-Baldy…

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Reversing Trump’s withdrawal, Biden approves redeployment of U.S. troops to Somalia

President Biden has approved a request from the Pentagon to once again deploy U.S. special forces to Somalia to address the growing threat posed by…

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Supreme Court sides with Ted Cruz in campaign finance case

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in his challenge to a federal rule that puts a cap on post-election political…

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The new math for tech startups

Craft Ventures last Friday met virtually with 165 portfolio companies executives to help them navigate the upside down environment for tech companies. The big message:…

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Liz Cheney: House GOP enabled “white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-semitism”

In the wake of racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called on Republican leaders to “reject”…

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Trump partially restricts himself from using Twitter

President Trump plans to partially restrict himself from using Twitter, according to a new federal securities filing from the blank check company taking his social…

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Where homes will face the most wildfire risk in next 30 years

Note: Moderate risk is defined as having between 1-6% chance of experiencing a wildfire during the next 30 years; Data: First Street Foundation; Chart: Erin…

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McDonald’s plans to sell its Russian business

McDonald’s said Monday it plans to sell its business in Russia after more than 30 years of operation in the country. Driving the news: “The…

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Buffalo shooting punctuates eruption of deadly weekend violence

The racist shooting that killed 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday was a shocking act of domestic terrorism that ignited debates over guns,…

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Scoop: U.S. to deny entry to some Afghans in Kosovo

The Biden administration is preparing Monday to notify several Afghans currently waiting at a U.S. Army base in Kosovo that they’ll be denied entry to…

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Live streaming motivated the Buffalo shooter

Twitch says it managed to take down the live stream of the weekend mass shooting in Buffalo within two minutes after it started. However, videos…

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It’s the year 2000 all over again in the economy and financial markets

An exceptionally robust job market. The Federal Reserve raising interest rates at a rapid clip. Overheated financial markets starting to correct themselves, with the frothiest…

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What the end of America’s public health emergency could mean

The Biden administration is expected to signal this week whether it’s ready to end the COVID-19 public health emergency — which would affect a host…

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What we know about the Buffalo mass shooter

Eighteen-year-old Payton Gendron from Conklin, New York, was identified in court as the suspected shooter who left 10 dead and three wounded at a supermarket…

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Biden privately orders staff into campaign mode

President Biden is telling White House aides to shift into campaign mode, people familiar with the conversations tell Axios — reminding them even small mistakes…

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov Fetterman suffered stroke days before Senate primary

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is running for the state’s Democratic Senate nomination, said in a statement Sunday he’s recovering from a stroke he…

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