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 2020-10-08 11:34 

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Report: Trump required Walter Reed staff to sign NDAs last year...

President Trump required personnel at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to agree to non-disclosure agreements in 2019 before he'd agree to be treated at the facility, per NBC News . Why it matters: Trump sought coronavirus treatment at Walt...

 2020-10-08 11:07 

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"Was justice done?": A Pence-Harris debate question that showcased America's deep divisions...

Moderator Susan Page of USA Today asked an identically worded question to both candidates in Wednesday night's vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City: "In the case of Breonna Taylor was justice done?" Why it matters: The answers vividly ca...

 2020-10-08 10:24 

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Pence's alternative pandemic world...

Vice President Mike Pence described a world in which he and President Trump led Americans' heroic effort to defeat the coronavirus during last night's vice presidential debate. The problem is, he described a world that doesn't exist. Why it ma...

 2020-10-08 09:00 

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Coronavirus infections rise in 23 states and D.C....

Data: The COVID Tracking Project , state health departments; Map: Andrew Witherspoon, Sara Wise/Axios The pace of coronavirus infections increased last week in 23 states plus Washington, D.C., and only declined in four states and Puerto Rico. The big pict...

 2020-10-08 04:01 

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JPMorgan commits $30 billion to fight the racial wealth gap...

Data: Fortune 500 , Axios analysis of company statements, get the data ; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon, Naema Ahmed/Axios JPMorgan Chase announced Thursday a $30 billion investment over the next five years that the company says will address some of the larges...

 2020-10-08 03:38 

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Kamala Harris: If you have pre-existing conditions, Trump and Pence are "coming for you"...

Sen. Kamala Harris said at Wednesday's vice presidential debate that the Trump administration does not have a plan to protect health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, looking into the camera and declaring: "If you have a pre-existi...

 2020-10-08 03:29 

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VP debate brings back normal politics...

Toward the end, the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City got personal — about President Trump, a reminder of what this election will ultimately come down to. Sen. Kamala Harris flashed back to last week's raucous presidential debate, argui...

 2020-10-08 02:33 

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Pence attacks Harris for refusing to say whether Democrats would expand Supreme Court...

Vice President Pence called out Sen. Kamala Harris at Wednesday's vice presidential debate for refusing to answer whether Democrats would add more justices to the Supreme Court if they win the White House and Senate. Why it matters: A number of Democr...

 2020-10-08 01:43 

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Pence defends hosting Amy Coney Barrett Rose Garden ceremony during pandemic...

Vice President Pence defended the White House's decision to hold a large event in the Rose Garden to introduce Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at Wednesday's vice presidential debate, noting that it was outdoors and "many people" w...

 2020-10-08 01:32 

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Kamala Harris calls Trump's COVID response the greatest presidential failure in U.S. history...

Sen. Kamala Harris opened the vice presidential debate on Wednesday by condemning the White House's response to the coronavirus pandemic as "the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country." Why it matters...

 2020-10-07 22:50 

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Top medical journal calls for U.S. leaders to be voted out over "astonishing" COVID failures...

Editors of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published a scathing rebuke of the Trump administration over its "astonishing"; failure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, writing that "this election gives us the pow...

 2020-10-07 22:21 

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Trump calls getting coronavirus "a blessing in disguise"...

President Trump said in a new video on Wednesday evening that contracting the coronavirus was "a blessing in disguise" and claimed — without scientific evidence — that the antibody cocktail from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals he was treated...

 2020-10-07 22:09 

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The coronavirus pandemic is exposing and accelerating American inequality...

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing entrenched inequalities in everything from health care to economic opportunity. Why it matters: The growing sense that there is something fundamentally unfair about American life is one of the biggest challenges the c...

 2020-10-07 21:55 

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Biden campaign resumes negative ads against Trump...

Joe Biden's campaign has resumed its negative TV and digital ads against President Trump after temporarily taking them down last Friday when he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Why it matters: There are just under four weeks until the election. Now tha...

 2020-10-07 21:30 

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Facebook says it will block political ads after polls close on Election Day...

Facebook says it plans to temporarily stop running all social issue, electoral, or political ads in the U.S. after the polls close on November 3. Why it matters: The notice comes two weeks after Google informed its advertisers that it would implement a si...

 2020-10-07 21:22 

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VP debate preview: Trump's COVID diagnosis brings pandemic to center stage...

The Trump campaign is quickly turning what was expected to be a buttoned-up vice presidential debate into a TV spectacle. Why it matters: The stakes are much higher tonight. President Trump's positive COVID diagnosis is a stark reminder that the VP is...

 2020-10-07 20:28 

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Trump's spy chief releases new batch of Russia documents to Justice Department...

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has approved the release to the Department of Justice of a large binder full of documents to assist a review of the Obama administration's handling of the Trump-Russia investigation, according to a sour...

 2020-10-07 19:43 

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Trump returns to Oval Office despite ongoing COVID-19 infection...

President Trump went to the Oval Office on Wednesday to receive a briefing on coronavirus stimulus and Hurricane Delta , White House spokesperson Brian Morgenstern confirmed to reporters. Why it matters: White House aides had advised Trump to avoid the Ov...

 2020-10-07 18:30 

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Pence to target Biden on terrorism, hostages in VP debate...

Mike Pence's guest list for Wednesday's vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City will include the parents of murdered ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller, two senior administration officials with direct knowledge tell Axios. Why it matters: The decision ...

 2020-10-07 17:16 

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White House physician says Trump has been "symptom-free for over 24 hours"...

President Trump has been "symptom-free4; from the coronavirus for over 24 hours, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a Wednesday update. The state of play: Conley's letter also says that Trump has not received or needed supplemental o...

 2020-10-07 16:12 

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Russia eyes far-right U.S. social media networks...

The Russian troll farm central to Moscow's 2016 U.S. election interference campaign appears to be behind a new operation targeting U.S. voters on Gab and Parler, social media platforms favored by the far right. Why it matters: The shift by Russia'...

 2020-10-07 14:53 

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Appeals court says Trump must turn over tax records...

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled in favor of a lower court decision that would force President Trump to comply with a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance for eight years of his financial records. What's next: Trump...

 2020-10-07 14:52 

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Gene editing pioneers win Nobel Prize in chemistry...

Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing the gene editing tool CRISPR. Why it matters: Gene editing could transform biology and medicine with its wide-ranging applications for under...

 2020-10-07 13:39 

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White House disputes Kudlow claim that Trump worked in Oval Office...

The White House denied Wednesday that President Trump worked in the Oval Office on Tuesday while still suffering from coronavirus, despite an assertion otherwise from by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. The state of play: Kudlow told CNBC's ...

 2020-10-07 12:18 

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Cook Political Report moves Lindsey Graham's Senate race to a "toss up"...

The Cook Political Report on Wednesday updated its forecast for South Carolina's Senate race, moving it from "lean Republican" to "toss up." Why it matters: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham's Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, ha...

 2020-10-07 11:41 

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Why Trump dumped stimulus negotiations...

Markets were stunned by President Trump's announcement on Twitter that the White House was pulling out of stimulus discussions with House Democrats on Tuesday — and several Trump advisers even told Axios' Jonathan Swan they were perplexed by...

 2020-10-07 10:54 

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Trump's collapse among seniors could endanger the entire Republican Party...

Something wild and unexpected unfolded in the second half of President Trump's term, and now is accelerating: Elderly Americans, who helped elect him, have swung sharply against him. Why it matters: National and state polls show a total Trump collapse...

 2020-10-07 09:00 

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The cost of Washington's coronavirus failures...

President Trump's cavalier attitude toward the coronavirus is already making the pandemic worse in his own backyard, and the failure to reach a deal on a new round of stimulus will likely make it worse all across the country, for months. Why it matter...

 2020-10-07 01:14 

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Joe Biden: I think if Trump "still has COVID, we shouldn't have a debate"...

Joe Biden said Tuesday when asked about facing President Trump in the second presidential debate on Oct. 15, "I think if he still has COVID, we shouldn't have a debate." Why it matters: Trump was diagnosed with the coronavirus last week. Thoug...

 2020-10-06 23:21 

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Space cargo company Momentus going public via SPAC...

Space cargo delivery startup Momentus has agreed to go public via a reverse merger that would value the company at just over $1.5 billion, Axios has learned from a source familiar with the situation. Details: The company would become listed on the Nasdaq ...

 2020-10-06 23:04 

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Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19...

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has tested positive for the coronavirus, he confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. Why it matters: Miller's diagnosis adds to the long and growing list of Trump administration officials who have contracted the v...

 2020-10-06 22:49 

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Women's workplace crisis: 865,000 left the labor force in September...

We're starting to see evidence of the coronavirus' erosion of women's workplace gains: 865,000 American women left the labor force in September , compared with 216,000 men. Why it matters: Many of the women dropping out hold senior-level posit...

 2020-10-06 22:48 

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Why New Yorkers aren't going back to their offices...

Americans all over the country are going back to their offices, but New Yorkers aren't. Why it matters: Office workers are super-drivers of New York City's economy and essential to its post-pandemic recovery. Scores of businesses in the city are s...

 2020-10-06 21:13 

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Facebook bans QAnon across all its platforms...

Facebook announced on Tuesday it would ban all accounts, pages and groups representing the fringe conspiracy theory QAnon from its platforms. Why it matters: Facebook previously banned or restricted hundreds of groups, pages and Instagram accounts that &#...

 2020-10-06 20:39 

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House Judiciary's tech antitrust report urges sweeping legal changes...

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday laid out Democrats' vision of a U.S. antitrust policy built to rein in Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook and other giant tech firms. Why it matters: The long-awaited staff report on antitrust and Big Tech, whi...

 2020-10-06 20:00 

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Trump's infection becomes biggest election storyline...

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios President Trump's coronavirus infection and the outbreak among his allies has become the biggest storyline of the election on social media through the first three days, according to exclusive data from N...

 2020-10-06 20:00 

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Labor Department probes Microsoft's diversity policy...

The Labor Department has been probing whether Microsoft's goal of increasing Black representation in its ranks constitutes racial discrimination, the software maker disclosed Tuesday. In a blog post, Microsoft says it believes it is complying with all...

 2020-10-06 18:56 

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Trump says he will not negotiate on COVID relief until after election...

President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he has instructed his representatives to stop negotiating with House Democrats on coronavirus relief until after the election, accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi of "not negotiating in good faith." Why it matters...

 2020-10-06 18:21 

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UAE foreign minister visits Holocaust memorial with Israeli counterpart...

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Tuesday with his German and Israeli counterparts, a significant public gesture that comes two weeks after the signing of a normalization deal with Israel. Why it matters: ...

 2020-10-06 18:07 

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Trump administration announces new H-1B visa restrictions...

The Trump administration announced new, long-anticipated restrictions for the H-1B high-skilled visa program on Tuesday, some of which will go into effect this week. Why it matters: The rules are "far and away, one of the most significant reforms made...

 2020-10-06 17:48 

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Top military leaders in quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure...

Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior military leaders have entered quarantine after Adm. Charles Ray, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, the New York Times and Wall Street Jo...

 2020-10-06 16:52 

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White House physician says Trump reports no COVID-19 symptoms...

President Trump was not experiencing coronavirus symptoms Tuesday and is doing "extremely well," according to a memo released by White House physician Sean Conley. The state of play: Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday e...

 2020-10-06 16:37 

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Florida governor extends voter registration deadline after online system crash...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Tuesday the state will extend the voter registration to 7 p.m. tonight after its online system crashed on Monday from an uptick in volume. The big picture: The state is investigating the crash, which may have preven...

 2020-10-06 15:55 

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Exclusive: German official quashed intelligence report on China's influence...

A high-ranking German official suppressed a sensitive intelligence report in 2018 on China's growing influence in Germany out of fear it would damage business ties with China, Axios has learned. Why it matters: Business interests have long shaped Germ...

 2020-10-06 15:42 

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Scoop: House Dems briefing Biden team on tech antitrust report...

House Judiciary Democrats will brief Joe Biden's team today on their findings from a year-long tech antitrust investigation, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: Democrats and Republicans both agree that big tech giant...

 2020-10-06 15:32 

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Facebook, Twitter take action against Trump post calling COVID less deadly than the flu...

Facebook on Tuesday removed a post from President Trump in which he falsely claimed that COVID-19 is less deadly "in most populations" than the flu. Twitter labeled the tweet for violating its rules about "spreading misleading and potentially ...

 2020-10-06 15:02 

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Poll shows Biden with 12-point lead in Pennsylvania...

Joe Biden now has a 12-point lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a Monmouth University poll out Tuesday, which also found that a majority of voters in the battleground state think Biden better understands their daily concerns. Why it m...

 2020-10-06 13:00 

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Michelle Obama on Trump's actions in office: "Yes, it is racist."...

Michelle Obama is making her closing argument for Joe Biden this morning, arguing that President Trump has mismanaged the pandemic while "stoking fears about Black and Brown Americans." The big picture: In a video message , the former first lady, ...

 2020-10-06 11:49 

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How the U.S. economy powered through Q3...

The U.S. economy was resilient in the third quarter, with sales and growth powering higher despite the persistent coronavirus pandemic, increased uncertainty about the future and Congress' inability to pass another spending package to help struggling ...

 2020-10-06 11:39 

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How the colder fall weather is affecting the French Open...

The French Open, which begins quarterfinal play today, has traded its warm spring weather for an October chill that has affected more than just the players' wardrobes. Why it matters: Neither Roland Garros' signature clay courts nor a standard ten...

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