Saturday's top stories


Extreme weather plagues U.S., from Colorado snowstorm to East Coast heat

Computer model depiction of forecast highs and records along the East Coast for May 21, 2022.
National Weather Service forecast highs for Saturday, May 21, 2022. The boxes indicate record-setting temperatures. (Weatherbell.com)
Axios Explains: Abortion

Polling shows America in the middle on abortion

Jacob Knutson
Updated May 21, 2022 - World

U.S., South Korea to consider expanded military exercises

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and President Biden arriving in Seoul on May 21.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and President Biden arriving in Seoul on May 21. Photo: Lee Jin-Man/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Indigenous women fear for their safety in a post-Roe America

Photo of a person holding up a sign that says "Reproductive rights are human rights" at a protest
Abortion rights activists at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" Reproductive Rights rally on May 14 in Los Angeles. Photo: Araya Doheny/FilmMagic via Getty Images
Stef W. Kight
Updated May 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Federal judge blocks Biden from ending COVID border policy

 Immigrants wait to be processed by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing through a gap in the U.S.-Mexico border barrier
Immigrants wait to be processed by the U.S. Border Patrol. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Updated May 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Nancy Pelosi's Catholic archbishop bans her from receiving communion

Nancy Pelosi
Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

The pandemic pushed an exodus from public schools

States expanding Medicaid coverage of maternity services

A nurse cares for a baby in a hospital
A nurse cares for a newborn baby in the maternity ward of a hospital in Marche-En-Famenne, Belgium. Photo: Vincent Kalut/Photonews via Getty Images

Trump pays $110,000 in contempt fees to New York attorney general

 Former President Trump speaking in Austin on May 14.
Former President Trump speaking in Austin on May 14. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Report: Ginni Thomas urged Arizona lawmakers to reverse Trump election loss

Picture of Ginni Thomas
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Dan Primack
May 20, 2022 - Sports

American investors keep scoring European soccer teams

In this illustration, a soccer ball is kicked by someone wearing sports gear and socks with money printed on them.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Erin Doherty
May 20, 2022 - World

Former Marine Trevor Reed on Russian imprisonment: "I wouldn't let myself hope"

The power of pure luck

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Ina Fried
May 20, 2022 - Technology
Column / Signal Boost

The future of the office could look like a Starbucks

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Erin Doherty
May 20, 2022 - Health

Pedestrian deaths hit 40-year high

A graphic of a car moving into a crosswalk.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Jerome Powell is living rent free in my head

Illustration of Jerome Powell using psychic powers.
Photo Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios. Photo: Win McNamee via Getty Images

Scoop: Sinema pushes to open up mining

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is seen arriving at the Capitol on Thursday.
Sen. Kysten Sinema is seen arriving at the Capitol on Thursday. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images