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“Axios on HBO” is returning early with plans to ramp up production and air episodes biweekly on Mondays for the rest of 2020. Season 3 continues Monday, April 27 at 11 p.m. ET/ PT, exclusively on all HBO platforms.

Why it matters: The series will resume with an extended commitment by HBO to bring viewers exclusive documentary-style reporting and news-making interviews with leaders and key decision makers who are defining our future in a range of industries, including politics, technology, and business. 

“While the way we report has changed in recent weeks due to the ongoing pandemic, the stories we are telling have only grown in importance and we look forward to bringing even more of them to the forefront in these new episodes on HBO. It is more important than ever that we provide viewers access to top leaders and decision makers and help them cut through the noise of the 24-hour news cycle with our Smart Brevity format.
— Axios CEO and Co-founder, Jim VandeHei

The backdrop: Directed and produced by Emmy winners Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s "Baghdad ER") and Perri Peltz (HBO’s "Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr."), the first part of Season 3 demonstrated the show’s ability to quickly produce a must-watch documentary news series remotely without sacrificing the quality or newsworthiness of reporting.

  • Recent seasons of “Axios on HBO” have featured breaking news and blunt, fearless interviews with former Vice President Joe Bider, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, China’s Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and many more.

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Scoop: Trump-backed Perdue says he wouldn’t have certified Georgia 2020 results

Perdue at a December 2020 campaign event in Columbus, Ga. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue wouldn’t have signed the certification of the state’s 2020 election results if he had been governor at the time, the former Senate Republican told Axios.

  • “Not with the information that was available at the time and not with the information that has come out now. They had plenty of time to investigate this. And I wouldn’t have signed it until those things had been investigated and that’s all we were asking for," he said.

Why it matters: There has been no evidence widespread fraud took place in Georgia's elections last year and the November results were counted three times, once by hand.

Beijing Olympics: These countries have announced diplomatic boycotts

Photo: Zhang Qiang/VCG via Getty Images

Several countries, including Canada and Australia, have announced they will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to protest human rights abuses committed by China's government.

Driving the news: Leaders have faced pressure from human rights groups and others to boycott the Games, pointing to the ongoing genocide of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region and other abuses.

Biden directs federal government to become carbon neutral by 2050

President Biden speaking to reporters outside of the White House on Dec. 8.

President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that requires the federal government achieve multiple goals related to reducing its carbon emissions, including achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Why it matters: Meeting the objectives of the order would require a massive investment by the federal government to buy electric vehicles, upgrade buildings and change how it procures electricity.