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Israeli soldiers throwing tear gas grenades across the border with Gaza as Palestinians gathered for demonstrations. Photo: Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

The Israeli government has rejected calls from the European Union and United Nations for an investigation into the this weekend's violence along Gaza’s border with Israel, the AP reports. The U.N. said the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the deadly standoff killed 15 Palestinians and injured over 1,000. The clash came during a mass demonstration with thousands of Palestinians gathering along the border for a what was supposed to be a peaceful protest against Israel’s decade-old blockade of the territory.

The details: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly said the country will not cooperate with any inquiry, adding that Israeli troops acted appropriately and fired only when there was a threat. However, the AP reported that video from the scene showed cases where people were shot far from the border — and while they were not participating in the protests.

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Fed revamps rules for officials, restricts trades after controversies

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The Federal Reserve on Thursday announced significant changes to its rules regulating officials' financial activities following controversy last month over some officials' past trading practices.

Why it matters: The rule revamp is a coda on the biggest scandal to hit the Fed in recent memory.

Texas urges Supreme Court to leave abortion ban in place

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Texas on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to keep in place a law that bans abortions after an embryo's cardiac activity is detected, which can be as soon as six weeks and before many people know they are pregnant.

Driving the news: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the high court to ignore the Justice Department's emergency request that they temporarily block the law while federal courts consider its constitutionality since it "lacks standing because it has not been injured by SB 8."

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Meme stonks lose their appeal to the world of crypto

Data: Cardify; Chart: Axios Visuals

That sucking sound you hear is the outflow of meme-chasing dollars from the stock market.

Why it matters: The caravan has moved on. The dream of getting rich quick still lives, but today it's more often found in the world of crypto, NFTs or even sports betting than it is in the stock market.