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 2020-10-15 09:15 

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2020's never-ending tax season...

Today — October 15 — marks a tax-filing deadline for many people every year who have been granted extensions, but this year's rules and dynamics are very different. Why it matters: The IRS was closed for months as a result of COVID-19, whi...

 2020-10-15 09:00 

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Coronavirus cases are increasing in 38 states and D.C....

Data: The COVID Tracking Project , state health departments; Note: After a database error, Missouri has not reported cases since Oct. 10; Map: Andrew Witherspoon, Sara Wise/Axios Coronavirus infections jumped by almost 17% over the past week as the number...

 2020-10-15 07:14 

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European countries push to combat coronavirus second wave without lockdowns...

Governments across Europe have announced new restrictions this week as several countries report record coronavirus case numbers, but they're avoiding imposing nationwide lockdowns. Why it matters: Widespread lockdowns to contain the spread of the viru...

 2020-10-15 01:35 

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Biden says campaign raised a record $383 million in September...

Joe Biden announced on Twitter Wednesday evening that his presidential campaign raised a record $383 million in the month of September, topping the $364.5 million raised in August. Why it matters: The news comes just 20 days before the election and is bel...

 2020-10-14 22:30 

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Facebook, Twitter clamp down on New York Post's Hunter Biden story...

Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday took steps to limit circulation of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden, deploying throttles that have been built in an effort to avoid repeating mistakes of 2016. Why it matters : In the run-up to November's elec...

 2020-10-14 21:12 

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What bank's booming profits say about the economy...

Some of America's biggest banks are making more money now than they were before the pandemic hit. Why it matters: Quarterly earnings out this week hint that the worst economic scenarios haven't yet come to pass. Still, executives are warning there...

 2020-10-14 20:25 

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Melania Trump reveals son Barron had COVID-19, opens up about diagnosis...

First lady Melania Trump disclosed on Wednesday that her 14-year-old son, Barron Trump, also tested positive for COVID-19 in a statement detailing her experiences with the virus. Barron exhibited no symptoms and has since tested negative. The big picture:...

 2020-10-14 20:09 

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Podcast: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on the stalled stimulus...

Earlier today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke yet again about the stalled federal stimulus plan, but don't appear too much closer on a deal to help American families or businesses. Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with H...

 2020-10-14 18:56 

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Lindsey Graham raises $28 million in third quarter...

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday his campaign raised $28 million in the third quarter — a quarterly fundraising record for Republican Senate candidates, but less than half of the staggering $57 million his Democratic challenger Jaime H...

 2020-10-14 18:17 

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Trump promises economic rejuvenation in speech with few policy details...

President Trump promised on Wednesday to lift the economy "to unprecedented heights" and bring about a quick "return to full employment," but did not lay out specific economic plans for a potential second term. Why it matters: Economists h...

 2020-10-14 18:15 

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"No comment": Trump declines to say whether Barr will return if re-elected...

President Trump told Newsmax in an interview Wednesday that "it's too early" to say whether he will ask Attorney General Bill Barr to return should he win a second term. Why it matters: Barr quashed Trump allies' hopes that a sweeping revi...

 2020-10-14 16:23 

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Botnet disruption shows aggressive U.S. cyber posture...

A U.S. military-led cyber strike aimed at hobbling the world's largest botnet is the latest escalation of the Trump administration's increasingly aggressive cyber policy. Why it matters: Going more on the offensive in cyberspace can mean more chan...

 2020-10-14 15:28 

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Italy and U.K report record coronavirus surges...

Italy on Wednesday reported 7,332 new positive COVID-19 tests — breaking its previous record for most infections added in a single day — while the U.K. reported nearly 20,000 new cases. Why it matters: Italy was one of the world's first ma...

 2020-10-14 13:42 

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Apple's iPhone 12 bets may take time to pay off...

With the iPhone 12, unveiled Tuesday, Apple has made some big technology bets that should boost demand for 5G networks as well as help spur developers to create more advanced augmented reality applications. However, phone buyers will probably have to wait...

 2020-10-14 12:57 

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The contrarian case that Biden would help oil companies in the near-term...

Joe Biden certainly isn't who the oil industry wants to win the presidential election — as their political spending shows — but he might be the leader the ailing sector needs. Why it matters: Biden is vowing new emissions regulations and n...

 2020-10-14 12:41 

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Over 40 sports venues across 20 states will function as polling centers for the 2020 election...

Map: Axios Visuals The NBA just completed a historic season that required the league to shutter its arenas. Now, it will help execute a historic election by re-opening them to voters. Why it matters: The momentum created by the NBA has extended to other l...

 2020-10-14 12:29 

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China's digital currency aims to leave the rest of the world in the dust...

China is already test-driving the future of finance while the rest of the world is stuck trying to get its learner's permit. What's happening: Over the past two weeks Chinese authorities in cities like Shenzhen and Chengdu have given out the count...

 2020-10-14 11:36 

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NIH tells NBC that Trump is "not shedding infectious virus" ahead of town hall...

NBC announced Wednesday that President Trump will take part in a socially-distanced Miami town hall this week after the president balked at a virtual second presidential debate following his positive coronavirus diagnosis. Why it matters: The network said...

 2020-10-14 09:40 

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Joe Biden is the luckiest, least scrutinized frontrunner...

Eight months ago, Joe Biden was in danger of losing the Democratic nomination. Now he's a prohibitive favorite for president — who got there with lots of luck and shockingly little scrutiny. Why it matters: The media's obsession with Trump &...

 2020-10-14 09:30 

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Republicans' Supreme Court message: Don't worry about the ACA...

Health care was by far the dominant issue in the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing yesterday for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The big picture: After promising for 10 years to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, and with a lawsuit pending a...

 2020-10-14 05:49 

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins takes off on final U.S. voyage on Russian rocket...

The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday morning with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins aboard, bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Why it matters: Per Axios' Miriam Kramer, this marks the last ...

 2020-10-13 21:13 

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Supreme Court allows Trump administration to halt Census count...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the Trump administration's emergency application to stop Census field operations early while litigation over the once-a-decade count continues in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Why it matters: Civil rights gr...

 2020-10-13 20:51 

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"Souls to the polls": Get-out-the-vote efforts in Black communities evolve amid pandemic...

The coronavirus has complicated the get-out-the-vote effort for Black churches in 2020. Why it matters: Those churches are a key part of broader efforts in the Black community to push back against voter suppression tactics, the AP reports . Churches have ...

 2020-10-13 20:45 

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Ex-CDC director Tom Frieden on the COVID-19 vaccine race...

Johnson & Johnson has paused Phase 3 trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, after one patient reported an "unexplained illness." This comes after AstraZeneca paused its Phase 3 trials due to an adverse event, and Moderna slowed its trial becau...

 2020-10-13 20:07 

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The winners of a stay-at-home economy worth trillions...

The coronavirus pandemic has created a stay-at-home economy worth trillions. The big picture: While the pandemic is killing scores of businesses that depend on office workers , it's also making way for startups and titans alike to conquer a new indust...

 2020-10-13 20:02 

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China and Russia elected to UN Human Rights Council...

Several of the 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday have themselves been condemned for serious human rights abuses, including China, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia and Uzbekistan. The big picture: The intergovernmental body o...

 2020-10-13 19:42 

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AMC says it's running out of cash...

AMC, the largest movie exhibitor in North America, said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that given its current cash burn-rate, its existing resources may run out by year's end. Why it matters: The theater chain warned investors in July that it may not ...

 2020-10-13 18:49 

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Cuomo alleges Mark Meadows implied a threat to federal funding over hydroxychloroquine...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo writes in " American Crisis ," out Tuesday, that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows implied a threat about federal funding for hospitals in New York state, after he demanded results from tests on hydroxychloroquine....

 2020-10-13 18:08 

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Live: Apple debuts 5G-capable iPhone 12, cheaper HomePod...

Apple introduced a lineup of new iPhone models Tuesday, all with 5G support, as well as a smaller, cheaper version of its HomePod speaker Why it matters : Apple's events may not be as drama-packed as they once were , but the iPhone remains the most im...

 2020-10-13 18:08 

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Apple debuts 5G-capable iPhone 12, cheaper HomePod...

Apple introduced a lineup of new iPhone models Tuesday, all with 5G support, as well as a smaller, cheaper version of its HomePod speaker Why it matters : Apple's events may not be as drama-packed as they once were , but the iPhone remains the most im...

 2020-10-13 17:57 

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The market for Earth-watching satellite data is predicted to reach $8.1 billion by 2029...

Constellations of Earth-gazing satellites are giving new and growing markets an unprecedented view — and understanding — of the planet. Why it matters: The Earth observation market was once focused on collecting huge amounts of raw data, but c...

 2020-10-13 17:28 

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Live: Apple debuts 5G iPhone 12, cheaper HomePod speaker...

Apple on Tuesday introduced a lineup of new iPhone 12 models, all with 5G support, as well as a smaller, cheaper version of its HomePod speaker Why it matters : Apple's events may not be as drama-packed as they once were , but the iPhone remains the m...

 2020-10-13 17:20 

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Trump asks Supreme Court to block Manhattan district attorney's subpoena for tax returns...

President Trump's attorneys filed an emergency request on Tuesday asking the Supreme Court to block a lower court's ruling that would allow the Manhattan district attorney to enforce a subpoena for his personal and corporate tax returns. The state...

 2020-10-13 16:21 

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As Taiwan's profile rises, so does risk of conflict with China...

Taiwan's success in fighting the coronavirus, along with high-profile U.S. support in recent months, has raised the nation's profile on the international stage. But Beijing views this new prominence as a serious provocation. Why it matters: Milita...

 2020-10-13 16:16 

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Highlights from Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation process began this week, with Tuesday's hearing giving the Senate Judiciary Committee the opportunity to ask President Trump's nominee questions. Opening statement : Barrett tell Senate that...

 2020-10-13 15:40 

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McConnell says Senate will vote on new small business relief funding before election...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the Senate's "first order of business" when it returns on Oct. 19 will be to vote on "targeted relief for American workers," including new funding...

 2020-10-13 15:06 

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Amy Coney Barrett declines to say whether a president can unilaterally delay election...

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett declined to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday if she believes the president has the unilateral authority to delay an election, arguing that giving "off-the-cuff answers" would essentially ...

 2020-10-13 14:39 

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458 days later, Leon Black still won't answer questions about Epstein payments...

458 days. That's how long it's been since Axios first asked Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black to explain why he donated $10 million to Jeffrey Epstein's charity after he pleaded guilty to felony prostitution with an underage girl. Still ...

 2020-10-13 14:17 

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Why Apple events aren't nearly as exciting as they used to be...

Apple will introduce its latest iPhones today using the same format it has employed for more than a decade: a dedicated press event with executives touting how much better the new product is than all the ones that came before it. Reality check: Apple even...

 2020-10-13 14:11 

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"I don't have any agenda": Barrett pressed on abortion beliefs during Senate hearing...

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she doesn't have a judicial "agenda" on abortion — and declined to answer if she believes that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and can be o...

 2020-10-13 12:34 

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MLB hosts its first fans of the season...

Globe Life Field hosted 10,700 fans for Game 1 of the NLCS Monday night, and will do the same for the rest of the series, as well as next week's World Series. Why it matters: These are the first baseball games all year with fans that aren't made o...

 2020-10-13 11:45 

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Jerome Powell's ironic legacy on economic inequality...

If there's anyone who should be talking about economic inequality it's Jerome Powell, a man who as Fed chair has aimed a spotlight on the issue and put the Fed on an intentional trajectory toward reducing it through policy. Yes, but: Pressed for a...

 2020-10-13 10:00 

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How Amy Coney Barrett would change the way the Supreme Court works...

Appointing three Supreme Court justices will likely be President Trump's most important achievement, and Judge Amy Coney Barrett may well be the most important of the three. Why it matters: Barrett would transform the court's internal politics, ha...

 2020-10-13 09:45 

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Trump's biggest Twitter cheerleaders...

Data: Axios research; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon, Juliet Bartz, Orion Rummler/Axios Positive tweets about President Trump by elected Republicans in Congress who have held office throughout his term increased 161% between the first 60 days of the Trump admi...

 2020-10-13 09:40 

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Always Trumpers: The president's unbreakable wall...

Data: Axios research and FiveThirtyEight's Trump Score . See our methodology here. Note(*): Senator Mitt Romney did not join Congress until January 2019. However, statements he made as a prominent GOP figure prior to his time in office were taken into...

 2020-10-13 09:30 

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Biden ads court young Black men in final campaign stretch...

The Biden campaign is releasing five ads on Tuesday targeting millennial Black men in 16 battleground states. Why it matters: Black voters overwhelmingly prefer Democrat Joe Biden, but President Trump actually is earning more support nationally from Black...

 2020-10-13 09:30 

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Exclusive: America's true unemployment rate...

A person who is looking for a full-time job that pays a living wage — but who can't find one — is unemployed. If you accept that definition, the true unemployment rate in the U.S. is a stunning 26.1%, according to an important new dataset ...

 2020-10-13 09:00 

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In climate change pivot, BP CEO dodges on politics and mistrust...

BP CEO Bernard Looney is leading the biggest transformation in the oil industry's 160-year history, but he's staying quiet on the thorniest part: the politics. Driving the news: In our recent interview for "Axios on HBO," Looney made a scr...

 2020-10-13 07:00 

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast...

Politics: White House physician says Trump has tested negative with COVID rapid test — Mark Meadows refuses to wear mask while talking to reporters in Capitol — Fauci says it would be "outrageous" if Trump campaign used him in another ...

 2020-10-13 05:24 

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In photos: Georgia reports record turnout as early in-person voting begins...

There were long lines of voters into the night in Georgia, as officials reported a record 126,876 people cast their ballots after early in-person voting for the general election opened Monday. The big picture: There were reports of some voting system tech...

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