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Almost 40% of our workforce is made up of working parents. It's been a huge struggle to juggle homeschooling and work in the middle of a pandemic — and it's likely going to get worse. Though many workplaces could reopen this fall, many K-12 schools aren’t.

  • Plus, China secretly passed a secret new law on Tuesday that gives it broad power over Hong Kong and will dramatically curtail democratic freedoms.
  • And, conservative Supreme Court justices have sided with their liberal counterparts on three important cases for Trump's agenda.

Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Mike Allen.

Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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Editor’s note: This recording was corrected to show mothers are 47% more likely than fathers to have lost or quit their jobs because of the pandemic. (An earlier version said 47% of mothers are facing that situation.)

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Oct 9, 2020 - Podcasts

The future of American terror

The FBI announced terrorism charges on Thursday against an anti-government militia group for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D). Now, University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern says that politically motivated violence may only get worse.

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 Democrats have proposed court packing as a response to Republicans rushing to confirm a conservative Supreme Court justice with less than a month until the election. Biden has previously said he opposes court packing, but has repeatedly ducked questions about it recent weeks — including at last week's presidential debate.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
6 mins ago - Economy & Business

IPOs keep rolling despite stock market volatility

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Stock market volatility is supposed to be kryptonite for IPOs, causing issuers to hide out in their private market caves.

Yes, but: This is 2020, when nothing matters.