- Walmart has created the role of Health Ambassador. The specially trained ambassadors, wearing black polos, will be stationed near the entrance "to remind those without a mask of our new requirements."
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As Joe Biden rolls out new policy details and speeches around his major campaign platforms, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's hand is increasingly visible, Axios' Alexi McCammond reports.
Why it matters: If Biden wins in November, it's clear that Warren will significantly shape his approach — on domestic policy in particular — whether or not her name's on the ticket.
Her influence helps explain why Warren is still seen as a strong potential V.P. pick in a year when being 71 and white probably works against her.
The climate plan Biden touted in a speech this week includes an expedited target date for 100% clean electricity, on a timetable favored by Warren and another former contender, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, as Reuters noted.
Biden has adopted several stances shaped by Warren and her team:
Between the lines: Warren and Biden have been holding regular policy discussions since she dropped out in early March.
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More hacks ahead: That's the warning that this week's wild Twitter heist has for campaigns, companies and public officials, Axios' Margaret Harding McGill writes.
The big picture: Four years ago at this time, the Clinton campaign was reeling from a public dump of pilfered Democratic party emails that turned the 2016 election cycle upside down.
But attackers have learned a lot since 2016, too. And the pandemic's work-from-home era has created fresh vulnerabilities for users who are adapting to new online work arrangements without ready access to onsite support.
The bottom line: The attackers' apparent goal of fleecing gullible users of bitcoin was modest compared to mayhem they could have pursued — manipulating markets, triggering international crises, or falsifying voting information.
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There's still a lot doctors and scientists don't know about the coronavirus, but they tell Axios' Caitlin Owens they've come a long way since February and March, when they were essentially flying blind.
Researchers have also discovered new utility in old drugs:
What we’re watching: These advances in treatment protocols will only go so far, especially if hospitals in states like Florida, Arizona and Texas become too full to put them into practice.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany flips through the topics in her binder during yesterday's briefing.
A worker disinfects seats in the White House briefing room.
Nearly four months after the coronavirus pandemic began to rock the economy, the number of people filing claims for unemployment insurance because of COVID-19-related job losses is increasing, Dion Rabouin writes in Axios Markets.
Applicants for the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program have risen consistently since the week ending April 11 when the government first started reporting claims figures.
The big picture: Jobless claims are still more than double the worst weeks in U.S. history.
Commissioners in Utah County abruptly adjourned a meeting in Provo because citizens — who were demanding a mask exemption for local schools — refused to follow social-distancing guidelines, AP reports.
Emily Applegate, a former Redskins marketing coordinator, says she was routinely harassed by two team executives. Photo: Celeste Sloman for The Washington Post via Getty Images
15 former female employees of the Washington Redskins told The Washington Post's Will Hobson and Liz Clarke that the organization had a culture of "relentless sexual harassment and verbal abuse that was ignored — and, in some cases, condoned — by top team executives."
A British Airways Boeing 747-400 taxis in San Francisco in 2015. Photo: Louis Nastro/Reuters
British Airways, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 747s, will retire its entire jumbo jet fleet after the pandemic sent air travel into freefall, Reuters reports.
A European and NASA spacecraft has snapped the closest pictures ever taken of the sun, revealing countless little "campfires" flaring amid vibrant swirls of yellow and dark smoky gray, AP reports.
The orbiter was about 48 million miles from the sun — about halfway between Earth and the sun — when it took the stunning high-res pictures last month.
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