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Meghan McCain said Thursday that she will be leaving ABC's "The View" in July after four seasons.

Why it matters: McCain, the daughter of late Arizona Sen. John McCain, is the only conservative host on the show, which has experienced some of its best ratings with her on the panel.

  • She has often feuded with liberal co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin on-air.
  • Prior to joining "The View," McCain worked as a columnist for The Daily Beast, a host for Fox News and a regular MSNBC contributor.
  • News of McCain's departure from the view was first reported by the Daily Mail.

Background: Sources tell Axios that ABC fought to keep McCain but wanted her to work from the New York City studio. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area, where she and her husband, Ben Domenech, live with their new baby, Liberty.

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Exclusive: Meta's civil rights chief aims to "turn the knob" for good

Photo Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: Meta

A year ago, Facebook brought in Roy Austin, Jr. to lead a new team focused on civil rights. Since then, he has assembled a squad of experts advising parent company Meta on everything from voting rights to hate speech to ensuring new products don't have discriminatory impact.

The big picture: Austin's team of nine must tackle those tough issues inside a company of nearly 70,000 employees serving more than 3 billion users around the world.

Momentum builds for salary transparency

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

New York City will soon require employers to supply a salary range when they're advertising a position — the biggest step yet in the growing but controversial movement for pay transparency.

Why it matters: Laws like New York's aim to give workers, particularly women and people of color, more power in job negotiations. But the rise in remote work is throwing a wrench into the effort.

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Contact tracing fizzles across America

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

States across the country are scaling back their contact tracing efforts, often focusing on vulnerable communities and relying more on Americans to alert close contacts themselves after testing positive for COVID.

Why it matters: As vaccines have become available, the virus has become more infectious and life has slowly headed more toward normal, health officials have come to view contact tracing as a relatively inefficient use of resources.