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Axios
May 11, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Bill to protect abortion rights fails to pass Senate

Image of Chuck Schumer.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference on May 5. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
May 11, 2022 - World

U.S. presses Israel and Palestinians to launch joint probe into journalist's death

A group of Palestinian journalist gather to protest the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
A group of Palestinian journalists gather to protest the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Florida judge says DeSantis' redistricting map is unconstitutional

lorida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event for Republican Senate candidate from Nevada Adam Laxalt (not pictured) at Stoneys Rockin Country on April 27, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event on April 27 in Las Vegas. Photo: Ronda Churchill/Getty Images

New York judge orders Trump to pay $110,000 in civil contempt fines

Former President Trump speaking at a rally in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on May 6.
Former President Trump speaks at a rally in Greensburg, Pa., on May 6. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Ivana Saric
May 11, 2022 - World

White House calls for release of cardinal arrested in Hong Kong

Joseph Zen
Joseph Zen in 2021. Photo: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hundreds of children died in Native American boarding schools, report finds

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The Sherman Indian School Cemetery in Riverside, California on July 18, 2021. Photo: Cindy Yamanaka/MediaNews Group/The Riverside Press-Enterprise via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
May 11, 2022 - Health

U.S. surpassed 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021

A bag of prescription drugs being poured into a box at a drug reclamation event organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration in Los Angeles in 2021.
A bag of prescription drugs being poured into a box at a drug reclamation event organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration in Los Angeles in 2021. Photo: Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
Jeff Tracy
May 11, 2022 - Sports

NIL may be too big to fail

Illustration of hands holding a paintbrush, hammer, and measuring tape up against the NCAA logo.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Tina Reed
May 11, 2022 - Health

Staffing shortages slam hospitals

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios
Julia Shapero
Updated May 11, 2022 - Technology

Everything Elon Musk wants to change about Twitter

Elon Musk
Elon Musk speaks at a press conference at SpaceX's Starbase facility near Boca Chica Village in South Texas on February 10, 2022. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

What the tech rout means for tech deals

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Inflation remained high in April

Gasoline stations with high prices
Gasoline prices faded in April, but have surged again in May. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.

Why you should care about falling lumber prices

Michael Mooney
May 11, 2022 - Politics

Trump and McCarthy appear together at Dallas fundraiser

Donald Trump and Kevin McCarthy
Former President Trump and Kevin McCarthy in California in 2020. The two men appeared together in Dallas this week. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Updated May 11, 2022 - World

Palestinian American Al Jazeera journalist killed in the West Bank

Palestinians hold posters displaying veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh on May 11 in Hebron.
Palestinians hold posters displaying Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh on May 11 in Hebron. Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images
Asher Price
May 11, 2022 - Health

The future of large events and COVID

Illustration of a lanyard badge with requirement checkboxes changing.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Talent wars come for NFL announcers

Illustration of a football with headphones on
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

New push to make Big Tech pay more for bandwidth

Illustration of a loading screen with a dollar on it
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Fast-track drug approval process marked for limited changes

Illustration of a stopwatch made from a large round prescription pill
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Ford F-150 Lightning review: A watershed moment for electric vehicles

Image of a Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup with a tent on the roof and the open frunk stuffed with gear.
Ford's F-150 Lightning's frunk stores gear in a secure, dry place. Photo courtesy of Ford

Mortgage refinancing boom winds down

Rebecca Falconer
May 11, 2022 - World

Haitian gang leader charged over U.S. missionaries' kidnapping

People protest against the country's spike in kidnappings  in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 18, 2021.
People protest a spike in kidnappings in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in November. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Trump pick for Nebraska governor loses GOP primary

Former President Donald Trump listens as Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster speaks during a rally at the I-80 Speedway on May 01.
Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster and former President Trump during a rally in Greenwood, Neb. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated May 11, 2022 - Politics & Policy

House passes $40 billion aid bill for Ukraine

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,speaks during the Aspen Ideas Climate conference in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., on Monday, May 9.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a conference in Miami Beach, Florida, on Monday. Photor: Eva Marie Uzcategui/ Bloomberg

Schumer’s Title 42 dilemma

Photo illustration of Chuck Schumer in front of a wall of minimalist clocks.
Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images