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Axios Finish Line: Normal America strikes back

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Democrats count on 25-year-old Max Frost as key closer in Georgia’s Senate runoff

Maxwell Frost won’t take his seat in the House until January, but the 25-year-old from Florida already has his first congressional assignment: turning out young…

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Campaign aims to explore Latinos’ Indigenous roots

An Indigenous advocacy group has launched a video campaign to raise awareness of the diversity of Native people, including U.S. Latinos with Indigenous roots. The…

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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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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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Geopolitical tensions loom over U.S.-Iran World Cup match

The USMNT’s win-or-go-home match against Iran has become more than a game amid heightened geopolitical turmoil. Catch up quick: Iran’s morality police, tasked with enforcing…

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The U.S.-Iran World Cup matchup puts a spotlight on Iran’s protest movement

Iran’s players have at times appeared to show solidarity with the protests, even as they say their focus is football. Thousands of protesters have been…

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The fight against China’s COVID-era censorship

Amid an unprecedented swell of public anger against the Chinese government, internet users in China are racing to screenshot and repost content related to the…

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Senate sets final same-sex marriage vote for Tuesday

Senators on Monday reached an agreement to speed up passage of legislation to codify the right to gay and interracial marriage, setting up a final…

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How a blank piece of paper became the symbol of China’s protests

Young people protesting harsh COVID-19 restrictions in China have held aloft the most innocuous of objects: a blank sheet of paper. The big picture: Blank…

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Beijing maintains zero-COVID policies despite unprecedented protests

Despite stunning nationwide protests, China’s government is sticking with the zero-COVID policies that have rocked the economy and deeply damaged people’s trust. Why it matters:…

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Xinjiang loosens some restrictions after anti-lockdown protests

Residents held extraordinary late-night demonstrations against Urumqi’s draconian “zero-COVID” lockdown after an apartment fire killed 10. (Image credit: Ng Han Guan/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/26/1139273138/china-xinjiang-loosens-covid-restrictions-lockdown-protest Droolin’ Dog…

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Protests erupt in China over COVID lockdown restrictions

Public outrage over new COVID lockdown restrictions has fueled rare protests within China, with residents demanding the government to lift restrictions ahead of schedule. Driving…

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Club Q co-owner says mass shooting shows LGBTQ people now face “a different type of hate”

The co-owner of Club Q said last weekend’s mass shooting at the Colorado Springs nightclub shows LGBTQ people now face a different kind of hate….

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Activists warn lives at risk over Elon Musk’s amnesty plans for suspended Twitter accounts

Elon Musk announced a “general amnesty” for suspended Twitter accounts from next week, “provided that they have not broken the law” or engaged in “egregious…

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Murkowski beats Trump-backed opponent in Alaska’s Senate race

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) beat Trump-backed Republican foe Kelly Tshibaka in Alaska’s Senate election, the state’s Division of Elections announced Wednesday. Why it matters: Murkowski’s…

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Some say a protest could worsen a delay in Apple’s latest iPhone production

China’s strict “zero Covid” policy has been blamed for a delay in Apple’s latest iPhone production. A protest over a pay dispute in the world’s…

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German players cover their mouths at the World Cup to protest FIFA

The players covered their mouths for their team photo in an apparent rebuke of FIFA’s clampdown on plans to wear armbands to protest discrimination in…

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Jim Thorpe: Biography of an Indigenous icon

Jim Thorpe’s athletic career was a marvel. As a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, as well as a professional football, baseball, and basketball player, Thorpe…

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Native Americans push Thankstaking to reshape a US myth

“Thankstaking,” the Native American-influenced alternative to Thanksgiving, has become more noticeable in the U.S. amid a racial reckoning. Why it matters: Indigenous tribes in recent…

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Veteran hailed a hero in Colorado shooting says he did what he was trained to do

A U.S. Army veteran who co-owns a Colorado brewery popular with Mexican Americans around the country is being hailed as a hero for helping subdue…

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