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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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Senate passes legislation to avert economically devastating nationwide rail strike

The Senate on Thursday passed legislation to avert a national rail strike that threatened to pose a major economic disruption. Driving the news: The legislation…

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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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Elon Musk showcases Sake the monkey “telepathic typing” with brain chip at Neuralink event

Elon Musk showcased his company Neuralink’s progress on brain-implant technology during an event livestreamed from the firm’s headquarters in Fremont, California, on Wednesday night. Driving…

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Pruitt-Igoe: A Black community under the “atomic cloud”

This story originally appeared in Protean on Nov. 28, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The true story of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Complex may…

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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano eruption halts key climate data, known as the Keeling Curve

Data: NOAA; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios The famous Keeling Curve may soon have a rare data gap. Driving the news: The Mauna Loa eruption on Monday cut…

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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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Encore: Brazil’s President-elect renews calls to crack down on Amazon deforestation

Brazil’s President-elect is pledging a “zero tolerance” policy on deforestation in the Amazon. But climate scientists warn the damage already done may be irreversible. Source:…

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Safety concerns hang over new Alzheimer’s treatment

Within hours, the world will have a better idea about prospects a new Alzheimer’s treatment when Japanese drugmaker Eisai releases late-stage clinical trial results. The…

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The 48,000-worker strike at the University of California is still going

This story originally appeared in Jacobin Magazine on Nov. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission. A strike involving 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs,…

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Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) died Monday from complications due to colorectal cancer, his office said. He was 61. Driving the news: McEachin’s chief of staff…

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The 2021 Pacific Northwest heat wave was a harbinger of what’s to come, study finds

The 2021 heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, which killed hundreds of people in the U.S. and Canada, was a harbinger of a new generation…

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Crypto lender BlockFi files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11, becoming the latest casualty of crypto contagion following the collapse of FTX. Why it matters: The dominoes…

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Scooplet: Nestlé to debut plant-based chocolate chips

Nestlé plans to introduce plant-based Toll House morsels, making it easier for vegans to enjoy homemade chocolate chip cookies. Why it matters: Despite tough times…

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The hidden cost of Black Friday

The Black Friday chaos we used to see in storefronts and shopping malls has moved to logistics centers and warehouses all over the world: Hundreds…

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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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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister says the climate ‘loss and damage fund’ is a victory

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about the loss and damage fund established at COP27. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/24/1139167731/pakistans-foreign-minister-says-the-climate-loss-and-damage-fund-is-a-victory Droolin’ Dog…

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Poll: Americans don’t want to talk politics at Thanksgiving

Data: Axios and Ipsos Research; Chart: Tory Lysik/Axios Visuals The overwhelming majority of Americans say they don’t want to talk politics at the Thanksgiving table,…

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Report: Climate extremes hitting Australia, more intense weather to come

Global warming is leading to more extreme weather in Australia, like the ongoing flooding in the southeast  — and these extremes are happening at an…

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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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The pros and cons of Qatar’s historically small World Cup

Data: Axios research; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals Qatar 2022 is the most confined World Cup ever, with all eight stadiums located within 33 miles of each…

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