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Situational awareness: "Axios on HBO" has been extended for two additional seasons, through the end of 2021, with 12 shows a year.

  • Our fall season kicks off Sunday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Details.

Today's issue is 1,527 words, which should take <6 minutes to read.