Monday's top stories


Biden tells Congress to split Ukraine and COVID funding packages

President Joe Biden delivers a speech.
President Biden. Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

World on track to breach key 1.5°C threshold in next 5 years: Report

Man carrying a fan during a heat wave in Kolkata, India, in April 2022.
A man carries a pedestrial fan amid a heatwave in Kolkata, India, on April 26, 2022. (Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Europe is at a crossroads

Illustration of a crossroads sign with the EU circle of stars hanging from one of the directional arrows.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Markets in free fall as investors sell everything

Illustration of a siren alarm encasing a stock trend line which climbs and then stagnates
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Full list: 2022 Pulitzer Prize winners for journalism

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Herb Scribner
May 9, 2022 - Sports

Streak of "super-champions" helps "Jeopardy!" push past host fiasco

Amy Schneider. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images
Jennifer A. Kingson
Updated May 9, 2022 - Technology

How do you tax NFTs? States are in a quandary.

Animated illustration of an ornate frame with falling dollar signs
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Biden admin lifts tariffs on Ukrainian steel

Steel slabs sit stacked in a storage warehouse
Steel slabs sit stacked in a storage warehouse at the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, in March 2019. Photo: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Pelosi: GOP will "seek to criminalize abortion nationwide"

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers remarks.
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Southwest faces "extremely critical" wildfire threat as record heat hits Plains

The Calf Canyon Wildfire seen on May 8, 2022 by the National Forest Service.
The Calf Canyon Wildfire burns southwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico, on May 8. Photo: U.S. National Forest Service

What happens to "the bezzle" when a bull market ends

Illustration of Benjamin Franklin wearing a burglar's mask
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Which industries are leading the pandemic jobs recovery

Erin Doherty
May 9, 2022 - World

Russia's ambassador to Poland doused in red paint by protesters

Russian Ambassador to Poland, Ambassador Sergey Andreev reacts after being covered with red paint during a protest.
Ambassador Sergey Andreev covered in red paint during a protest in Warsaw, Poland, on May 9. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images

1 million COVID deaths: Visualizing the scale of loss suffered in America

A collage of vignettes depicting scenes of life during the pandemic, including a person wearing a mask, washing their hands, and a gravestone.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Exclusive: Congress urged to ease immigration for foreign science talent

A technician pushes a cart of semiconductor wafers at the Applied Materials Inc. facility in Santa Clara, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2016.
A technician pushes a cart of semiconductor wafers at the Applied Materials Inc. facility in Santa Clara, Calif., last October. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A cheat sheet for the next tech downturn

Illustration of a stressed out businessman on a laptop sitting on a downward trending arros
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Ina Fried
May 9, 2022 - Technology

Elon Musk's goals for Twitter are beyond ambitious

An illustration of Elon Musk holding the Twitter bird
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images

White House touts "free" internet service plans

Illustration of the White House with a WiFi symbol above the building.
Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 9, 2022 - World

Putin tries to justify Ukraine invasion in Victory Day speech

A screen shows Russian President Vladimir Putin giving a speech as servicemen line up on Red Square on May 9.
A screen shows Russian President Vladimir Putin giving a speech as servicemen line up on Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 9. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
Updated May 9, 2022 - World

Zelensky says Russian bombing of Ukrainian school killed 60 people

Yaroslav (right) helps evacuate civilians due to the fighting between Russian troops and Ukrainian forces in Slovyansk City in the pro-Russian separatists-controlled Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on May 4. Photo: Narciso Contreras/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 9, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Esper: We had to stop Trump team ideas for military action in Venezuela, Iran

A screenshot of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper during his interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," broadcast on Sunday.
A screenshot of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper during his interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," broadcast on Sunday. Photo: CBS