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Sen. Elizabeth Warren argued on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that she's the candidate who can defeat President Trump in November, dismissing Democratic pessimism amid a record-high approval rating for Trump and a booming economy.

What she's saying: "I'm the only one in this race now who has beaten an incumbent Republican any time in the last 30 years. The way I look at this is that people say 'this race is unwinnable' or 'that person can't win' — right up until you jump in the fight, you persist, and you win. And that's what I'm going to do."

The big picture: After finishing a disappointing third in Iowa, Warren must have a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary if her campaign is to be viable long-term. She has pitched herself as the unity candidate between the progressive and moderate wings of the party, and she made her case as a capitalist reformer on ABC two days before the must-win primary:

"I am a capitalist. I believe in markets. ... There are areas where markets don't work, like in health care and in education, but there are a lot of areas where markets do work. And that's what gives us innovation and that's what creates opportunity and that's what can grow wealth. But markets need rules. Markets without rules are theft."

Go deeper ... Bernie Sanders: There's a difference between "my socialism and Trump's socialism"

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Google's parent shuts down effort to deliver internet via balloons

Image: Loon

Alphabet is shutting down Loon, one of its "moonshots," which aimed to deliver internet service via high-altitude balloons.

Why it matters: The effort was one of several approaches designed to get high-speed connectivity to some of the world's most remote spots and proved useful in the aftermath of disasters that shut down traditional infrastructure.

Dave Lawler, author of World
1 hour ago - World

What has and hasn't changed as Biden takes over U.S. foreign policy

Photo Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Biden swiftly recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate pact and the World Health Organization, but America's broader foreign policy is in a state of flux between the Trump and Biden eras.

Driving the news: One of the most striking moves from the Biden administration thus far was a show of continuity — concurring with the Trump administration's last-minute determination that China had committed "genocide" against Uyghur Muslims.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Health: New coronavirus cases down, but more bad news ahead — Fighting COVID-19's effects on gender equality.
  2. Politics: Biden unveils "wartime" COVID strategyBiden's COVID-19 bubble.
  3. Vaccine: NYC postpones vaccine appointments following shipment delays — Private companies step in to fill vaccine logistics vacuum.
  4. World: Biden will order U.S. to rejoin World Health OrganizationBiden to bring U.S. into global COVAX initiative for equitable vaccine access.

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