Axios CEO Jim Vandehei looks back at the 6 things he's learned in the 6 months since launching a new website for smart news consumers in a series of 7 tweets that, alas, he forgot to thread (and sorry the key emoji doesn't render).

Truly obsess about your reader/viewer/listener. Their addiction/appreciation equals long-term biz success ... Related to first one: Never do stupid tricks for clicks OR ad dollars. Short-term high but long-term buzz kill for biz/consumers ... Truly make tech/design as important as content or sales. Great content on clunky site or w cluttered design is disservice, bad biz ... People + purpose = killer execution. Sorry: not all talent is created equal. Huge talent + great values = gold. Go all-in on this type ... If you don't with precision what your company is doing broadly and what you are doing personally, run...clarity of purpose is [key] ... The beauty/curse of today: u can build a brand faster than ever but lose your magic just as quick. play fast, scared & opportunistic

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 19,486,171 — Total deaths: 723,599 — Total recoveries — 11,822,887Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 4,989,976 — Total deaths: 162,304 — Total recoveries: 1,643,118 — Total tests: 61,080,587Map.
  3. Politics: Trump signs 4 executive actions on coronavirus aid.
  4. Public health: Fauci says chances are "not great" that COVID-19 vaccine will be 98% effective — 1 in 3 Americans would decline COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. Science: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline.
  6. Schools: How back-to-school is playing out in the South as coronavirus rages on — Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Howard to hold fall classes online.

Trump signs 4 executive actions on coronavirus aid

President Trump speaking during a press conference on Aug. 8. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump on Saturday signed four executive actions to provide relief from economic damage sustained during the coronavirus pandemic after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon.

Why it matters: Because the Constitution gives Congress the power to appropriate federal spending, Trump has limited authority to act unilaterally — and risks a legal challenge if congressional Democrats believe he has overstepped.

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What's next for Lebanon after the Beirut explosion

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Beirut residents are still clearing rubble from streets that appear war-torn, days after a blast that shocked the country and horrified the world.

Why it matters: The explosion is likely to accelerate a painful cycle Lebanon was already living through — discontent, economic distress, and emigration.