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Samsung's first foldable smartphone will cost nearly $2000

Photo: Ina Fried/Axios

Samsung kicked off a San Francisco event Wednesday with details on Galaxy Fold, a $1,980 smartphone that unfolds into a tablet. It also introduced four versions of its mainstream flagship phone, the Galaxy S10, which starts at a far more affordable $749.

Why it matters: Samsung hopes the foldable will usher in a whole new category of devices, while the S10 family aims to rival Apple's iPhone.

Netanyahu boosts racist far-right party with pre-election deal

Netanyahu heads a Cabinet meeting. Photo: Ronen Zvulun/Pool/AFP

After two weeks of efforts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeeded in forming a united ultra right-wing party that will run in the April 9 elections, paving the way for Jewish supremacists from the "Jewish Power" party to make it into the next Knesset. 

Why it matters: This is an unprecedented development in Israel's history and is equivalent to a U.S. president cutting a political deal with David Duke, the former KKK leader. The prime minister and the ruling Likud Party are legitimizing a racist, xenophobic and homophobic fringe party in hopes of bolstering a right-wing bloc after the elections.

Podcast: U.S. investor arrested in Russia

Dan talks with Bill Browder, author of "Red Notice" and the driving force behind the global Magnitsky Act, about the surprising arrest of Mike Calvey, the American founder of a Russian private equity firm. What are the accusations, how involved is Vladimir Putin and is it similar to Browder's own travails a decade earlier?

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