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‘Bodies are being eaten by hyenas; girls of eight raped’: inside the Tigray conflict

A nun working in war-torn Tigray has shared her harrowing testimony of the atrocities taking place The Ethiopian nun, who has to remain anonymous for…

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Israel launches fresh Gaza attacks amid rocket fire – as it happened

IDF says ground forces have joined the attacks on Gaza Strip but have not entered the enclave. This live blog has now closed – for…

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Lawmakers reach deal on bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate Jan. 6

House negotiators have reached an agreement on the parameters of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on…

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What The Conflict With Israel Looks Like To 2 Palestinians

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Omar Shaban, founder of a Gaza-based think tank, and Palestinian lawyer Diana Buttu, about how this cycle of Palestinian-Israeli violence…

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Trump loyalist Elise Stefanik elected No. 3 House Republican after Liz Cheney ouster

House Republicans voted 134-46 in a secret ballot Friday to appoint Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) as the chair of the GOP conference, replacing Rep. Liz…

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Retail sales flat in April after huge surge in March

April retail sales in the U.S. were unchanged from March, which saw a surge revised up to 10.7%, according to the latest Commerce Department report…

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Palestinian Perspective: What The Conflict With Israel Looks Like From Gaza

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Omar Shaban, founder of a Gaza-based think tank, and Palestinian lawyer Diana Buttu, about how this cycle of Palestinian-Israeli violence…

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Casualties Mount As Violence Intensifies Between Hamas, Israel

Israel has called up more troops and launched its heaviest assault yet along the Gaza border. Seven people in Israel have been killed. Losses are…

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Forget “net zero” emissions target — U.S. must get to “net negative” ASAP, nonprofit argues

A new policy roadmap provides Congress and the White House with ways to support the growth of methods to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere…

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CDC guidance allowing vaccinated people to ditch masks tests risk tolerance

The CDC announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors. Why it matters: The U.S. is entering a new stage…

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Reputation rankings show Wells Fargo’s massive rehabilitation campaign may have worked

Data: Harris Poll; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios Wells Fargo is no longer viewed as the least ethical big company in America. That’s the big lesson from…

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Despite U.S. envoy’s visit, Israel not ready for de-escalation in Gaza

With U.S. envoy Hady Amr set to arrive in Israel on Friday for de-escalation talks with Israeli, Palestinian and UN officials, Israeli officials are concerned…

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Months Before Japan’s Olympic Games, More Pandemic Concerns Are Raised

There is growing anger in Japan that the government is pressing ahead with this summer’s Olympic games — as COVID-19 cases continue to rise there….

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U.S. Is Concerned By The Direction President Bukele Is Taking El Salvador

El Salvador’s president says he was just cleaning a corrupt house when he removed five supreme court judges and the country’s attorney general. The U.S….

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Young people demand vaccination requirements for reopening

Three-quarters of people between 18-29 say vaccination should be required to return to campus or work, according to new Generation Lab/Axios polling, and 37% would…

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Internet prices kick off Washington brawl

President Biden’s promise to cut the price of Americans’ internet bills has provoked a fierce lobbying campaign by cable and telecom companies to prove that…

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Police under federal oversight see crime jumps, stalling reforms

Most police agencies in recent federally court-ordered reform agreements saw violent crime rates skyrocket immediately, according to an Axios examination of departments under consent decrees…

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Death toll mounts as fighting between Israel and Hamas intensifies

At least 109 Palestinians and seven people in Israel have been killed since recent fighting between Israel’s military and Hamas began Monday. The big picture:…

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Dallas blows out the rest of the country in earmark requests

Data: House Committee on Appropriations; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios The Dallas-Fort Worth area is being targeted for the largest collective earmark request in the country, according…

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Democrats open to GOP proposal to pay for infrastructure with user fees

Some Senate Democrats are open to paying for a compromise infrastructure package by imposing user fees, including increasing the gas tax and raising money from…

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Progressive legal advocacy group spinning off from sponsor

A leading progressive legal advocacy group is spinning off from the sprawling dark money network that seeded it, the group tells Axios. Why it matters:…

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Biden administration offers no accounting for migrant kids released into U.S.

Thousands of migrant children have been released by the Biden administration to caretakers in the U.S. as part of the government’s program for unaccompanied minors…

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