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 2018-11-16 02:41 

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Humans are a wildfire threat multiplier...

Data: CAL FIRE and US Forest Service , NOAA ; Note: Lines of best fit created using LOESS smoothing; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios The fires that wiped out the town of Paradise, California, and burned all the way to the Pacific Ocean in Malibu are the latest...

 2018-11-16 01:05 

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Californians usually rebuild after fires. That could change....

For Californians — many of them inured to routine annual fires, mudslides and earthquakes — a key question is not whether to rebuild when catastrophe strikes yet again. It's whether they can afford it. Driving the news: For many fire victi...

 2018-11-16 00:39 

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Half of the post-millennial generation is non-white...

Reproduced from Pew Research Center; Note: Racial groups include only single-race Hispanics. Hispanics can be any race. Rows may add to more than 100% due to rounding; Chart: Axios Visuals In a potentially significant political trend, almost half of 6- to...

 2018-11-15 23:35 

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Bipartisan Senate bill targets Saudis for Khashoggi and Yemen...

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced legislation Thursday that would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi coalition warplanes bombing Yemen. Why it matters: This legislative attempt seeks to punish the kingdom...

 2018-11-15 22:23 

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7 women file lawsuit alleging Dartmouth ignored sexual assault claims...

Dartmouth College is being sued by seven women over sexual assault, harassment and discrimination claims targeting three prominent male professors, the New York Times reports. Details: The three men — William Kelly, Todd Heatherton, and Paul Whalen ...

 2018-11-15 22:11 

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Scoop: The millionaire funding the campaign to break up Facebook...

A Pennsylvania philanthropist and former hedge fund executive named David Magerman was the initial donor behind a high-profile campaign urging regulators to break up Facebook, he confirmed to Axios for the first time on Thursday. Why it matters: Magerman ...

 2018-11-15 22:00 

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"Laughingstock" USA: Florida recount woes cause election chaos...

Eighteen years after hanging chads and the Brooks Brothers riot, the Sunshine State is once again at the center of an election mess of its own doing. The big picture : Florida is in the middle of three statewide recounts, and three counties in particular ...

 2018-11-15 20:05 

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Zuckerberg responds to criticism after major New York Times story...

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he didn't know about Facebook's relationship with a Washington-based opposition research firm that The New York Times reported Facebook was working with and that those DC-based oppo...

 2018-11-15 19:53 

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Fox News competitor OANN backs Trump White House against CNN...

The conservative One America News Network is breaking with most media organizations by supporting the White House against CNN in the legal battle over correspondent Jim Acosta's suspended press badge. "WE are going to file in the CNN vs White Hous...

 2018-11-15 18:19 

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SpaceX gets federal approval to launch 7,000 satellites into orbit...

Elon Musk's SpaceX won permission from the Federal Communications Commission to launch 7,000 Starlink internet satellites into space, creating a path for the company to build a network of nearly 12,000 satellites surrounding the Earth and providing in...

 2018-11-15 18:10 

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White House considers expelling Erdogan enemy to ease pressure on Saudis...

The White House is exploring options for expelling Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish cleric accused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, in hopes that Erdogan lets up pressure on the Saudis over the murder of journalist...

 2018-11-15 16:26 

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Here's how this year's wildfire season compares to past years...

At least 8.5 million acres have been torched by wildfires so far this year across the United States, according to data from the National Interagency Coordination Center — about 2.1 million acres above the 10-year average of 6.3 million acres burned ...

 2018-11-15 15:53 

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Theresa May's premiership faces reckoning over Brexit deal...

British Prime Minister Theresa May lost two of her Cabinet ministers Thursday morning — crucially, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab — as well as a host of junior ministers and could face more resignations by day's end after her proposed Brexi...

 2018-11-15 15:32 

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LIVE: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon speaks with Axios...

Live from Columbus, Axios hosts a conversation on the future of work and how our jobs are about to change in the coming years, featuring JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, Sonder founder and CEO Francis Davidson and Jeni Britton Baue...

 2018-11-15 14:00 

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Facebook fires Republican consulting firm that invoked Soros...

Facebook has ended its contract with Definers Public Affairs, a consulting firm that came under fire on Wednesday after the New York Times published an investigation focused in part on the tactics it had used to take on critics of the social giant. The bi...

 2018-11-15 13:35 

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Judge says Florida ballots with mismatched signatures can be reviewed...

A Florida judge has ruled that the state will have until Saturday to potentially count mail and provisional ballots that were rejected due to mismatched signatures, reports the Washington Post . Why it matters: Assuming the signature issues are resolved, ...

 2018-11-15 11:26 

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi killing...

The Saudi government announced that it will seek the death penalty for at least five of the 11 people indicted in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reports the Washington Post . The big picture: More than a month after Khashoggi wa...

 2018-11-15 10:57 

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Inside Trump's embrace of sentencing reform...

President Trump's backing of bipartisan criminal justice reform yesterday is a 180-degree twist from Campaign Trump, who ran on 1980s-style law and order. How it happened: Jared Kushner brought the president a long way to get his support. Criminal jus...

 2018-11-15 10:51 

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A presidential map for the 21st century...

Note: Nebraska and Maine split their electoral college votes according to statewide popular vote and the vote within each congressional district; Data: Doug Sosnik; Chart: Axios Visuals To win re-election, President Trump must wage a two-front war: Not on...

 2018-11-15 10:30 

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The wildfire disaster in Paradise, California didn't have to happen...

Illustration: Ada Amer/Axios In the U.S., there are warnings for tornadoes, floods and hurricanes — but the nearly 30,000 residents of Paradise, California got no official warning from the National Weather Service that an explosively growing wildfir...

 2018-11-15 10:15 

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Republicans have now lost most House districts where 40% of the women have college degrees...

Adapted from Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas; Graphic: Naema Ahmed/Axios Here's a big part of the reason House Republicans lost the suburbs in the midterms: they were thrown out in 16 districts where at least 40% of the women have college degrees. ...

 2018-11-15 10:12 

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Dominic Raab resigns as Theresa May's Brexit Secretary...

Dominic Raab, British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Secretary, resigned Thursday — the morning after May's Cabinet approved a draft agreement for Brexit. Why it matters: Raab is the second Brexit secretary that May has lost over her pl...

 2018-11-15 10:00 

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Why the Trump administration is cracking down on vaping...

The Food and Drug Administration will announce today a series of actions aimed at cracking down on youth vaping, despite e-cigarette maker Juul's last-minute effort to self-police. Between the lines: After years of warnings that flavored e-cigarettes ...

 2018-11-15 02:33 

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New portrait of Facebook leadership under attack...

As Facebook navigated security, privacy, and hate-speech controversies after the 2016 election, a new investigation from the New York Times found that the company pursued a "delay, deny and deflect" approach while top executives orchestrated a cou...

 2018-11-15 00:27 

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Shunned by Amazon, the heartland fights to stay relevant...

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Amazon began its nationwide search for a place to house its second headquarters, choosing an up-and-coming city in the Midwest seemed to a lot of people like the perfect option: At a time of much scrutiny of Big Tech, Amazon wo...

 2018-11-15 00:24 

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Fed chair on political criticism: "We're just trying to do our jobs"...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addressed President Trump's repeated attacks on the central bank on Wednesday, though not directly, when Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan asked him about criticism from "political leaders:" ...

 2018-11-14 23:12 

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Shares of a California utility have tanked amid fears its power lines sparked deadly wildfires...

Data: FactSet ; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios Shares of Pacific Gas and Electric, the parent company of utility PG&E which services Northern California, have lost half their value amid concerns that the company could be held liable for the state's deadlies...

 2018-11-14 22:22 

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Bipartisan effort to protect Mueller investigation blocked by McConnell...

A bipartisan effort by Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to force a floor vote on a bill shielding Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired failed on Wednesday after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the measure. Why it...

 2018-11-14 22:05 

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Trump endorses Senate bipartisan criminal justice reform bill...

President Trump announced his support for the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill in the Senate Wednesday, urging members of Congress to pass the bill and saying he "looks forward to signing it." Why it matters: Trump's endorsement is a pr...

 2018-11-14 21:00 

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Uber's losses continue to grow...

Uber's losses continue to grow this quarter, as the ride-hailing giant doubles down on competitive markets, but it's also touting the growth of its food delivery business, UberEats, whose gross bookings grew more than 150% in the past year. Why it...

 2018-11-14 19:59 

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Podcast: New York's deal for Amazon HQ2...

Dan talks about Amazon heading to Long Island City, New York with one of its two new headquarters with the Deputy Mayor of New York Alicia Glen. Then in the "Final Two" Dan talks about Dell and how Democrats and Republicans see the stock market di...

 2018-11-14 19:35 

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Theresa May's Cabinet backs draft Brexit agreement...

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Wednesday on Downing Street that — after a marathon five-hour meeting — her Cabinet has agreed to back a draft Brexit agreement between U.K. and EU negotiators. What to watch: May will provide detai...

 2018-11-14 15:34 

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DOJ counsel says Trump's Whitaker appointment is legal...

The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) advised President Trump that it was within his authority to nominate an official such as former DOJ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General following Jeff Session's resignat...

 2018-11-14 15:00 

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"War on terror" spending nears $6 trillion...

The U.S. will have spent almost $6 trillion on the war on terror by the end of the Fiscal Year 2019, according to an annual report out Wednesday from Brown University's Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs. Between the lines: This diff...

 2018-11-14 15:00 

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Outrage builds over Amazon's billions in HQ2 subsidies...

Greetings from New York City, where the local tabloids are aghast at the more than $1.8 billion in incentives used to lure Amazon to Queens. Why it matters: Not only do some critics feel the money could best be spent elsewhere — a questionable argum...

 2018-11-14 13:32 

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Democrats face climate decisions...

Incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's visit — and high-fives — with climate protestors at House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's office shows both energy and fault lines on the left over how ascendant House Democrats should approach...

 2018-11-14 12:53 

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Self-driving cars expand the fight over airwaves...

Hungry for more Wi-Fi capacity, the telecom industry is looking to snatch control of underutilized airwaves reserved for the auto industry. But this is coming just as carmakers begin to make progress on developing and adopting technologies for connected a...

 2018-11-14 11:19 

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"Election night" enters Week 2...

Eight days after election night, Democrats are still holding out hope they can flip several seats from the House, Senate and gubernatorial races with margins of tenths of a percentage point between the winners and the losers. Why it matters: Contrary to w...

 2018-11-14 11:07 

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Trump's next chief of staff (unless he's not)...

When John Kelly publicly announced this summer that President Trump had asked him to stay on as White House chief of staff until 2020, the most common reactions in Trump's inner circle were bemusement and, in some cases, laughter — no one though...

 2018-11-14 10:43 

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The other brewing West Wing drama...

For the longest time, the only person shielding Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen from Trump's anger has been her friend and mentor — Chief of Staff John Kelly. Driving the news: Sources close to Trump say he doesn't think Niel...

 2018-11-14 10:30 

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A new warning about the manufacturing labor shortage...

Manufacturing in the U.S. faces a labor shortage at a scale not seen in decades, as the country's economy expands and aging workers retire — only half of whom will be replaced by new ones. Why it matters: For the U.S. to stay competitive, expert...

 2018-11-14 10:15 

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End of Le Bromance: How the Trump-Macron relationship turned sour...

The unlikely bond between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron — once dubbed Le Bromance by the New York Times — appears to have taken a turn for the worse following Trump's weekend visit to France. Driving the news: Trump ...

 2018-11-14 10:00 

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Gary Hart movie preview shows the moment when politics and journalism changed...

Sony Pictures has put out a new preview of "The Front Runner," the film about the sex scandal that ended Gary Hart's political career. It has the re-enactment of the scene that changed politics and journalism forever, along with the actors dis...

 2018-11-14 05:01 

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U.S. faces worst national security crisis in decades, commission warns...

U.S. national security is in greater peril "than at any time in decades," according to a new report from a panel of top national security experts tasked by Congress with reviewing the state of American national defense. Why it matters: The U.S. ha...

 2018-11-14 03:20 

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California Camp Fire death toll rises to 48...

The death toll from California's Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in the state's history, has risen to 48, the New York Times reports . Our thought bubble: Axios' Andrew Freedman explains that the fire has destroyed much of the town of...

 2018-11-14 02:29 

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Legal experts back CNN's case against Trump over press credentials...

Legal experts say that CNN's lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Trump administration for removing CNN's chief White House correspondent's press credentials holds merit, because legal precedents in the U.S. support the network's argument. Wh...

 2018-11-13 22:30 

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Amazon's new quest: Find 50k workers in a historically tight market...

Amazon has pulled off one of the most successful public relations coups in memory, creating more than a year of wild public suspense and — among cities — deep longing to host its next headquarters. But now comes the hard part: finding 50,000 e...

 2018-11-13 22:28 

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LinkedIn expects media biz to bring in $2 billion in 2018...

LinkedIn, the business and employment network, says it expects to bring in roughly $2 billion from its media business — mostly via ad revenue — by the end of this fiscal year. Why it matters: LinkedIn has been hesitant to reveal specific reven...

 2018-11-13 21:57 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez storms into DC with environmental protest in front of Pelosi's office...

Photo: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez/Instagram Nancy Pelosi's office got an unusual visitor today, as congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined environmentalists in a climate change protest at the minority leader's office. The big picture : D...

 2018-11-13 21:04 

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Amazon's East Coast takeover...

Amazon will split its HQ2 between Virginia's National Landing and New York's Long Island City, with construction starting as soon as 2019 for new offices to house the 25,000 high-paid tech jobs each city will get. Nashville was also chosen for a n...

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