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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said in an appearance on Fox News late Thursday that the network has "a particular obligation" to tell the American public that the 2020 presidential election was not stolen.

The big picture: Cheney's words came a day after House Republicans removed her from her leadership position in the GOP conference following her continued criticism of former President Trump's election lies.

  • Cheney was one of the few House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump back in January.

What she's saying: "We all have an obligation, and I would say Fox News especially, especially Fox News, has a particular obligation to make sure people know the election wasn't stolen," Cheney told Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

  • "We need to make sure the American people recognize and understand that the election wasn't stolen, that we shouldn't perpetuate 'the big lie,' and that there's real danger," she added.

Between the lines: Fox News has become a target of several lawsuits that claim the network knowingly spread election misinformation to its audience.

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Wisconsin governor vetoes GOP bills restricting absentee ballots

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. Photo: Melina Mara - Pool/Getty Images)

Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday vetoed several bills passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature that would impose new restrictions on absentee ballots.

Driving the news: The bills seek to prevent election workers from filling in missing information on absentee ballots — making it punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and three years in prison — and require disabled and older voters to show ID to be able to vote via absentee ballot.

The E-commerce shopping spree

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Retailers have gotten really good at selling stuff online. So much so, investors want them to separate from the business units that do just that.

Why it matters: Spinning off these crown jewels may jeopardize both the physical and e-commerce sides of the companies in the long run by breaking the benefits of hybrid operations, analysts say.

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U.S. envoy to visit Sudan as "most dangerous" crisis intensifies

The sit-in in Khartoum. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty

U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will visit Khartoum this week amid what Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has called the “worst and most dangerous" crisis of Sudan’s transition to democracy, two sources with direct knowledge tell Axios.

Driving the news: Roughly 2,000-3,000 people had joined a sit-in in Khartoum as of this afternoon, per Reuters, after protesters massed over the weekend to call on the military to bring down the government. The protests came just four weeks after a failed military coup.