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"Axios on HBO” — a news-oriented, documentary series — is renewed for a second season with eight half-hour episodes: four this spring and four this fall.

Additionally, HBO will air four shorter, interview-driven Axios specials, designed to move with the news and drive the conversation in prime-time. This is the first-time HBO will feature shorter-length, interview-based specials.

Why it matters: Directed and produced by Emmy winner Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s "Baghdad ER") and Perri Peltz (HBO’s "Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr."), "Axios on HBO“ season two will include a unique mix of breaking news content, exclusive interviews and short profiles, all delivered in Smart Brevity.

“Axios on HBO” Season Two will feature more breaking news, and more interviews with dominant personalities and definitive trends shaping our future. The series will look beyond the news of the day and illuminate and reveal how the collision of industries like tech, business and politics are changing our lives. Buckle up.”
Axios CEO Jim VandeHei

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What Matters 2020

The missed opportunities for 2020 and beyond

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Jason Armond (Los Angeles Times), Noam Galai, Jabin Botsford (The Washington Post), Alex Wong/Getty Images

As the 2020 presidential campaign draws to a close, President Trump and Joe Biden have focused little on some of the most sweeping trends that will outlive the fights of the moment.

Why it matters: Both have engaged on some issues, like climate change and China, on their own terms, and Biden has addressed themes like economic inequality that work to his advantage. But others have gone largely unmentioned — a missed opportunity to address big shifts that are changing the country.

Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

Marc Short with Katie Miller, Vice President Pence's communications director, in March. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times via Reuters

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force.

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