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Balenciaga’s communication blunder

Data: Memo; Chart: Alice Feng/Axios Luxury fashion designer Balenciaga is under fire for inappropriate ad campaigns featuring children. Why it matters: The brand’s disturbing editorial…

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British royal family embroiled in another racism scandal

The British royal family is facing backlash this week over another racism controversy after a longtime royal aide was accused earlier this week of repeatedly…

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Fed chair Jay Powell explains America’s worker shortage

America’s worker shortage has puzzled employers, consumers and economists since the pandemic began to ease. When Axios asked U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh last fall,…

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Rail strike likely averted as labor bills head to Senate

A railroad worker strike likely won’t happen now that Congress has stepped in. But a key sticking point in the standoff — whether the more than…

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The Republicanization of Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s public musings over the last six months have cemented an unmistakable new reality: The world’s richest man and owner of the de facto…

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Federal appeals court denies Biden attempt to revive student debt relief plan

The Biden administration’s request to halt a Texas judge’s ruling blocking its student debt relief program was denied by a federal appeals court on Wednesday…

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House Democrats have access to Trump’s tax returns, Treasury confirms

The Treasury Department sent six years of former President Trump’s federal tax returns to the Democratic-led committee House Ways and Means Committee, a spokesperson confirmed…

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Indiana Sen. Mike Braun to run for governor in 2024

Indiana GOP Sen. Mike Braun has filed paperwork to run for governor of the state, opening up another Senate seat in 2024. Why it matters:…

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Netanyahu says it was a “mistake” for Trump to dine with Kanye

Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was a “mistake” for Donald Trump to meet with rapper Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) and…

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Hakeem Jeffries set to make history as first Black leader of a party in Congress

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, is expected to be elected by his colleagues on Wednesday to serve as minority…

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The lawsuit against Leon Black is just the beginning

Lawyers are expected to field a wave of sexual abuse complaints in New York over the next year, thanks to a new state law that…

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Record-breaking early voting in Georgia Senate runoff

Georgia has seen record-breaking early vote turnout ahead of its Dec. 6 Senate runoff between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican Herschel Walker. Driving…

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America’s sudden change of heart on same-sex marriage

Data: Gallup;  Note: Poll was taken twice in 2013 and 2015, in May and July of both years.  Chart: Tory Lysik/Axios Visuals Compared to the decades…

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McCarthy meets with critics in fresh effort to secure speaker votes

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) met on Tuesday with key members of his conference — including several right-wing detractors — as part of an intensifying effort…

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Biden administration eyes border overhaul as Title 42 pandemic policy ends

Top U.S. officials are considering drastic measures — including barring some asylum seekers and surging prosecutions of illegal border crossings — in preparation for an end to…

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Trump calls McConnell “loser for our nation” after he condemns Fuentes dinner

Former President Trump insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in an interview with Fox News Tuesday, calling him a “loser for our nation” after…

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Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to codify the right to same-sex and interracial marriage. Why it matters: The Senate, with its 60-vote threshold,…

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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes found guilty of seditious conspiracy over Jan. 6 riot

A jury on Tuesday found Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers, guilty of seditious conspiracy for his actions in the…

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Protesters explain why they demonstrated in China

Protestors explain why they came out and demonstrated in China. Some say they did it to protest against COVID controls, others for more abstract political…

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U.S. defeats Iran and moves onto World Cup round of 16

The United States men’s soccer team will be in Qatar for a little longer after defeating Iran in their final group-stage match of the 2022…

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GOP congressional leaders divided on response to Trump-Fuentes dinner

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gave starkly contrasting responses Tuesday to former President Trump’s dinner with antisemitic…

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McConnell: Anyone meeting with antisemites “highly unlikely” to be president

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday “that there is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy.” Driving the news:…

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