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Hurricane Ian leaves Cuba without any power

All of Cuba was without power late Tuesday after Hurricane Ian swept through in the morning and severely flooded the Caribbean island. The latest: Work…

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White House mulling potential Yellen departure after midterms

White House officials are quietly preparing for the potential departure of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen after the midterms, the first and most consequential exit in…

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McConnell supports bipartisan bill to reform Electoral Count Act

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he will support the bipartisan bill that would reform and modernize the Electoral Count Act of 1887. Why…

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Jan 6. committee postpones its next hearing

The Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday postponed its next public hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday, citing the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian. Driving the news:…

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The asteroid threat gets real

Scientists say it’s time to take the threats posed by asteroids seriously and prepare for the possibility that one could be found on a collision…

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Nord Stream pipeline leaks spark sabotage fears

Sweden’s national seismic network said Tuesday that it registered two explosions near mysterious leaks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which have prompted…

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New report calls out U.S. media for lack of Latino representation

Data: 2022 LDC Latinos in Media Report; Chart: Axios Visuals Latinos continue to be significantly underrepresented in U.S. films and TV series, despite the fact…

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Hurricane Ian could become the first major hurricane to hit Tampa in 101 years

Data: National Hurricane Center; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified overnight, reaching Category 3 intensity, with a further ramp-up to a Category 4 forecast by…

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British pound gets pounded as Liz Truss tax cut plan sinks in

The British pound hit a new low against the dollar on Monday — the financial equivalent of a no-confidence vote in new Prime Minister Liz…

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Taiwanese citizens prepare for possible cyber war

TAIPEI, Taiwan — An infusion of cash from a Taiwanese semiconductor magnate is helping fund new cyber defense training for Taiwanese citizens. Why it matters:…

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Russia’s mobilization drive devolves into chaos

The Kremlin acknowledged “errors” Monday in its drive to mobilize 300,000 men to fight in Ukraine, as backlash grows in far-flung provinces and even on…

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New report shows that Black Americans more than half of all exonerations

Black Americans are seven times more likely than white people to be falsely convicted of serious crimes, and spend longer in prison before exoneration, a…

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Ian, now a major hurricane, threatens Cuba and Florida

Hurricane Ian strengthened into a Category 3 storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph ahead of an expected landfall over western Cuba on Tuesday…

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Axios Finish Line: Spreading kindness

It’s often easy and quick to do something small to help someone, but we rarely do it. Why it matters: We underestimate the value of…

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Riggleman book calls Meadows texts the “crown jewels” of the Jan. 6 investigation

Between Nov. 3, 2020, and President Biden’s inauguration, Mark Meadows’ cellphone became a key channel for dozens of elected officials as well private citizens to…

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Europe’s nationalists rebrand, and win

Sunday’s victory for Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy underscored the anti-incumbency sentiment in Europe, and the ability of formerly fringe parties on the continent to…

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NASA successfully crashes satellite into asteroid in world-first planetary defense test

NASA deliberately crashed a spacecraft into a small, nonthreatening asteroid on Monday in an experiment to change the space object’s orbit around a larger space…

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What we know going into the final Jan. 6 hearing

The Jan. 6 select committee is convening Wednesday for what is likely its last public hearing before releasing a final report on its findings and…

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Intensifying Hurricane Ian forces evacuations along Florida’s west coast

Photo: CIRA/RAMMB Hurricane Ian triggered evacuation orders for parts of Florida’s west coast on Monday, as it is expected to bring a “life-threatening” storm surge…

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The world economy has an ominous August 2007 kind of feeling

August 2007 was, on the surface, a fine month for the U.S. and global economy. Unemployment was low. The stock market had a few bumpy…

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U.K. tax cut proposals reverberate across markets

Britain’s central bank issued a rare statement on Monday that failed to stem the country’s currency’s freefall, as the U.K. government’s tax-slashing proposals continue to…

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Putin grants Russian citizenship to whistleblower Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday granting former National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden Russian citizenship. Driving the news: The former NSA…

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