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What's the election story that’s forming in real time?

Niala Boodhoo talks to Axios’ White House and Politics Editor Margaret Talev in Washington, D.C. — and in New York, Jacob Weisberg, co-founder of Pushkin Industries and former editor in chief of the Slate Group.

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Dec 1, 2020 - Podcasts

The reality of U.S. border cities

The U.S.-Mexico border is often described as a dangerous place by politicians including President Donald Trump. But in reality, data from the FBI shows U.S. border cities are some of the safest in the country.

  • Plus, a lame-duck attempt in Congress to revive another stimulus package.
  • And, the NFL’s COVID crisis.
2 mins ago - Health

U.S. exceeds 100,000 COVID-related hospitalizations for the first time

People wait outside the Emergency room of the Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, California on Dec 1. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images

More than 100,200 Americans were hospitalized as of Wednesday due to the coronavirus for the first time since the outbreak began in early 2020, per the COVID Tracking Project.

The big picture: The milestone comes as health officials anticipated cases to surge following holiday travel and gatherings. The impact of the holiday remains notable, as many states across the country are only reporting partial data updates.

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The "war on nature"

A resident stands on his roof as the Blue Ridge Fire burned back in October in Chino Hills, Calif. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

Apocalyptic weather is the new normal because humans are "waging war on nature," the UN declared on Wednesday.

What they're saying: "The state of the planet is broken," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, reports AP. “This is suicidal.”