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President Biden was in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday to mark 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. While there, he announced a plan to tackle the racial wealth gap in the U.S., aimed at increasing home and small-business ownership in communities of color.

  • Plus, why some American visa holders are stranded in India.
  • And, CDC vaccine cards become de facto passports.

Guests: Andre Perry, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Nisha Karnani, partner at Antonini and Cohen, and Axios' Nick Johnston

Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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In part three of How it Happened: The Next Astronauts, Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer goes inside SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, to see the factory floor, the Inspiration4 crew's training regimen and how this mission fits into SpaceX's broader goals.

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Mayors feel powerless to reduce homelessness

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Recreated from 2021 Menino Survey of Mayors; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios

America's mayors know their constituents hold them accountable for homelessness, but many don't feel they have the tools or power to fix things, a brand new survey says.

Why it matters: While homelessness has become more acute during the pandemic, city leaders say they lack the money, staff or political support needed to make a meaningful difference.

Ina Fried, author of Login
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Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

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Microsoft announced Tuesday it plans to acquire video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash.

Why it matters: The move comes as Activision Blizzard has faced a wave of accusations of workplace harassment.