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 2020-10-13 03:18 

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GOP senator defends Trump by claiming mask mandate would have failed...

One of President Trump's most loyal Senate allies says it was a sign of "respect" from the president to not push for nationwide face mask adoption. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) told "Axios on HBO" that "Trump's default position i...

 2020-10-13 01:54 

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Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine study due to "unexplained illness" in patient...

Johnson & Johnson announced Monday has paused a study of its COVID-19 vaccine due to an "unexplained illness in a study participant. Situational awareness: " This is the normal process. This doesn't mean the illness is related to the vaccine. ...

 2020-10-13 00:55 

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Scientists confirm first documented COVID-19 reinfection in the U.S....

A 25-year-old man in Nevada has been identified as the first person in the U.S. to get COVID-19 twice, according to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet on Monday. Why it matters: The finding indicates that being infected with the virus ...

 2020-10-13 00:01 

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Vaccine initiative now covers almost entire world, but not U.S. or Russia...

Data: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance ; Map: Naema Ahmed/Axios China's entry into the COVAX initiative means the list of non-participants in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines has dwindled down to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Malaysia...

 2020-10-12 21:50 

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White House physician says Trump has tested negative with COVID rapid test...

President Trump tested negative for COVID-19 with an Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen test "on consecutive days," according to a memo from White House physician Sean Conley shared by press secretary Kayleigh McEnany . Conley did not specify what days...

 2020-10-12 21:14 

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Amy Coney Barrett hearing turns into a get-out-the-vote effort...

Senators seem to be on the same page on Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett after Day 1 of the confirmation hearings. Why it matters: Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm Barrett before the election, and both parties are turning her...

 2020-10-12 20:56 

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Fauci says it would be "outrageous" if Trump campaign used him in another ad...

Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious diseases expert, told CNN on Monday that the Trump campaign should stop airing an ad that uses comments he made without his permission and out of context. Why it matters: Fauci describes himself as apolit...

 2020-10-12 20:12 

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Report: Government spending on testing and tracing pays for itself more than 30 times over...

Government spending on testing and contact tracing pays for itself more than 30 times over, according to a new paper published by the American Medical Association. What they found: Harvard economists David Cutler and Lawrence Summers (yes, that Larry Summ...

 2020-10-12 17:47 

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Wall Street billionaire Leon Black to investors: "I deeply regret" Epstein involvement...

Wall Street billionaire Leon Black expressed remorse for his personal business and philanthropic relationship with Jeffrey Epstein on Monday in a letter sent to investors and obtained by Axios. Driving the news: Black's letter follows a bombshell New ...

 2020-10-12 17:38 

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Kamala Harris calls Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing "illegimate" and "reckless"...

Sen. Kamala Harris condemned the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as both "illegitimate4; and "reckless," citing the more than 9 million Americans who have already voted in the 2020 election and the coronavir...

 2020-10-12 17:19 

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Trump launches multimillion-dollar ad campaign aimed at winning back seniors...

The Trump campaign is launching a new "eight-figure4; advertising campaign this week that focuses, in part, on recovering President Trump's standing among senior citizens, according to top officials. Why it matters: Senior citizens are the most...

 2020-10-12 14:56 

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday that the tech giant would be expanding its hate speech policies to ban any content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust." Why it matters: Zuckerberg was caught flat-footed in a 2018 interview with Ka...

 2020-10-12 12:07 

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The NFL faces a scheduling puzzle after Broncos-Patriots coronavirus postponement...

The NFL's postponement of Week 5's Broncos vs. Patriots matchup has shifted the dates of eight games involving seven teams, creating the season's first true scheduling puzzle. Where it stands: An 18th week of the regular season is reportedly &...

 2020-10-12 11:50 

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Israeli cabinet approves UAE peace treaty...

The Israeli cabinet unanimously approved on Monday the U.S.-brokered peace treaty with the United Arab Emirates, signed at the White House last month , and decided to bring it to a vote in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, later this week. Why it matt...

 2020-10-12 11:48 

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Markets ride the blue wave...

Markets got a shot in the arm from fiscal stimulus expectations last week, but it's not negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration that's got investors' attention — it's the largesse of spending expe...

 2020-10-12 10:40 

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Inside the deal to take the Boston Red Sox public...

Major League Baseball clubs try not to tip their financials, thus giving them better leverage when negotiating new players contracts or new stadium deals. But that might be about to change. Driving the news: Fenway Sports Group, whose assets include The B...

 2020-10-12 09:40 

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The economic impact of the coronavirus is about to get even worse...

The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter — accelerating the economic and psychological damage of the coronavirus pandemic. The big picture: During the summer, businesses took advantage of outdoor dining, exercise and shopping, ...

 2020-10-12 09:00 

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What the White House outbreak says about the limits of coronavirus testing...

The White House coronavirus outbreak has provided a high-profile example of the limitations of rapid diagnostic testing. Why it matters: New kinds of tests are quickly coming onto the market and being used in places like schools and nursing homes, adding ...

 2020-10-12 02:41 

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Los Angeles Lakers win 17th NBA title...

The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the team to a Game 6 106-93 triumph over the Miami Heat in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, to win a record-tying 17th NBA championship on Sunday night. The big picture: James' fourth championsh...

 2020-10-11 22:03 

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What to expect at this week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings...

Democrats are heading into this week's confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett with one overarching goal: protect Joe Biden's election. Why it matters: They have little chance of stopping Barrett's confirmation unless more Republican senat...

 2020-10-11 20:48 

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Trump wants nuclear accord with Putin by election...

President Trump is looking to Vladimir Putin to close the deal on a pre-election nuclear agreement, a timetable that's an October surprise even for senior Republicans and some in the White House. The big picture: Trump and Putin have discussed arms co...

 2020-10-11 20:45 

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Buzz grows around New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as Biden's attorney general pick...

Democrats are so convinced that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could be considered for Joe Biden's attorney general that aides at the National Governors Association, which Cuomo chairs, are looking into contingencies for replacing him, two sources familia...

 2020-10-11 20:44 

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Trump wants to hit campaign trail every day through election...

President Trump has asked his campaign to put him on the road every single day from now until Nov. 3. Behind the scenes: His team is in the process of scheduling events to make that happen, two sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios. But not eve...

 2020-10-11 18:54 

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Fauci says Trump campaign ad took his comments out of context...

NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Sunday that he did not consent to being featured in a Trump campaign ad , which uses his comments out of context. Context: The Trump campaign released an ad on Saturday that features a clip of Fauci saying, "I ...

 2020-10-11 17:55 

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Twitter flags misleading Trump tweet claiming he's "immune" from COVID-19...

Twitter flagged a tweet from President Trump on Sunday morning in which he claimed, without evidence, that he is now "immune" to the coronavirus. Why it matters: Trump continues to be one of the most prominent sources of coronavirus misinformation...

 2020-10-11 16:38 

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Regeneron CEO: Trump's success with antibody cocktail is not evidence of cure...

Dr. Leonard Schleifer, the founder and CEO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, said on Sunday that President Trump's successful treatment with the company's antibody cocktail is "the weakest evidence you can get" on whether the drug produces imm...

 2020-10-11 15:46 

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Wall Street feels bullish on Biden...

Joe Biden's widening lead in polls is providing a bullish cue to investment strategists: Wall Street now sees less chance of a contested election, and more chance of a "blue wave" — Democrats taking the House, Senate and White House &mda...

 2020-10-11 15:37 

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Schumer demands Amy Coney Barrett recuse herself from Affordable Care Act, election cases...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday called on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to commit to recusing herself from cases involving the Affordable Care Act and the 2020 election. Why it matters: Barrett wrote in 2017 that Chief Ju...

 2020-10-11 15:13 

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New book by John McCain's closest aide details reaction to Trump's war hero attack...

" The Luckiest Man : Life With John McCain," out Tuesday, is a fascinating reminiscence by Mark Salter, who was the late senator's closest aide for 18 years and collaborated with him on seven books. "For all his chronic impatience," Sa...

 2020-10-11 14:55 

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Amy Coney Barrett to tell Senate that courts "should not try" to make policy...

In her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will say that "policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People,"...

 2020-10-11 13:59 

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ABC host says White House blocked Fauci from appearing on show...

The White House refused to allow Anthony Fauci or any medical experts on its coronavirus task force to appear on ABC's "This Week," host Jon Karl said Sunday. Why it matters: President Trump has previously faced criticism for silencing Fauci ,...

 2020-10-11 13:42 

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Larry Kudlow says Trump may offer larger stimulus than Democrats' $2.2 trillion proposal...

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Trump may propose a coronavirus stimulus package with an even larger price tag than the $2.2 trillion legislation that House Speaker Nancy Pelos...

 2020-10-11 11:41 

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Jaime Harrison smashes Senate fundraising record in race with Lindsay Graham...

South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison's campaign announced Sunday it raised $57 million in the third quarter of 2020, shattering the quarterly fundraising record for a Senate race set by Beto O'Rourke in 2018 by almost $20 million. Why it...

 2020-10-11 11:00 

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The liberal election is happening on Instagram...

While Facebook continues to take heat over being a tinderbox for conservative media, data shows that liberal, civically engaged voices are winning out on Instagram — and the engagement is even higher there than on Facebook. Why it matters: The polit...

 2020-10-11 02:39 

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In photos: Louisiana reels from storm Delta as Southeast faces tornado and flooding threat...

Former Hurricane Delta weakened to a post-tropical cyclone Saturday, but the storm remains a threat with heavy rains forecast to bring flooding and possible tornadoes for parts of the South. The big picture: Delta made landfall near Creole, La., as a Cate...

 2020-10-11 02:30 

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Trump no longer considered coronavirus transmission risk, WH physician says...

President Trump meets "CDC criteria for the safe discontinuation of isolation" and "is no longer considered a transmission risk to others," White House physician Sean Conley said in a memorandum published Saturday. Of note: The memo does n...

 2020-10-10 20:04 

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Judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit over Pennsylvania drop boxes...

A federal judge on Saturday threw out an attempt by the Trump campaign and Republican Party to block ballot drop boxes and other voting policies in Pennsylvania. Why it matters: The ruling represents a blow to the Trump campaign in a battleground state wi...

 2020-10-10 18:23 

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Trump speaks from White House in first public event since COVID-19 diagnosis...

President Trump said during a Saturday rally on the South Lawn of the White House that the coronavirus "is going to disappear." Why it matters: The rally with 300 to 400 attendees was the president's first public event since he contracted the ...

 2020-10-10 17:15 

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GOP social-distances Trump amid COVID carelessness...

After years of holding their tongues, a few Republicans have started to separate themselves from President Trump and his possible political collapse, focusing on his carelessness with the virus. Why it matters: A senior Republican official told me this is...

 2020-10-10 16:48 

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North Korea unveils new ballistic missile during military parade...

North Korea unveiled what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile during a military parade on Saturday night, though it is unclear whether the weapon is functional or built for show, according to the New York Times . Why it matters: If it ...

 2020-10-10 13:00 

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The Pence-Harris debate was a big hit on the right...

Mike Pence's performance at the vice presidential debate set conservative media on fire, generating high interaction numbers on favorable coverage of him and critical coverage of Kamala Harris, according to data from NewsWhip provided to Axios. The bi...

 2020-10-10 11:00 

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Top 5 mail voting mistakes (and how to avoid them)...

Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios If you're planning to cast your ballot by mail this year rather than voting in person, these are the most common mistakes to avoid so you can ensure your vote is counted. Why it matters: About 1% of absentee ballots that we...

 2020-10-10 02:33 

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Lindsey Graham refuses to take COVID test for Senate debate in SC...

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) refused to take a COVID-19 test as demanded by his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, forcing organizers of Friday's U.S. Senate debate to change the format at the last minute. Why it matters: If Graham were to test...

 2020-10-10 00:11 

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Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Louisiana as a "life-threatening" Category 2 storm...

Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, La., Friday evening as a Category 2 storm, the National Hurricane Center said . State of play : Delta is lashing parts of Louisiana's southern coastline with "damaging winds" and a "life-threateni...

 2020-10-09 21:59 

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Trump to resume public events with a White House rally on Saturday...

President Trump will hold a rally from the White House on Saturday followed by a campaign event in Sanford, Florida, on Monday, the president tweeted on Friday and White House officials confirmed. Why it matters: These will be the president's first pu...

 2020-10-09 19:32 

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Tim Kaine says he's seen "dramatic uptick" in Dem-friendly early voting...

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said that Virginia and other states around the country have seen a "dramatic uptick" in early voting among those most likely to support Vice President Joe Biden during an Axios News Shapers event on Friday. Why it matters: E...

 2020-10-09 19:29 

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Sen. Josh Hawley plans to push Democrats to renounce "religious test"...

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, told Axios that at next week's Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, he will call on Democrats to preemptively renounce any attacks on her Catholic faith. "I ...

 2020-10-09 17:23 

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Trump aiming for nuclear arms deal with Russia before Election Day...

The Trump administration is pushing to get a nuclear arms control agreement with Russia ready for President Trump and Vladimir Putin to apply their signatures before Election Day. Where things stand: The U.S. believes the prospective deal has buy-in from ...

 2020-10-09 16:52 

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Trucks will be the first phase of hydrogen-powered vehicles...

After years of unmet promises, hydrogen vehicles could finally be catching on. If so, it'll be a convoy of clean semi-trucks — not a bunch of quirky passenger cars — leading the way. The big picture: We've been hearing about zero-emiss...

 2020-10-09 16:00 

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Twitter will flag premature claims about who won the 2020 election...

Twitter said Friday it would be making a slew of significant new product and enforcement changes to help clamp down on misinformation leading up to the election. Why it matters: It's the most aggressive set of changes that Twitter has rolled out to da...

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