Wednesday's top stories


Trump-era Remain in Mexico program under new scrutiny

A Remain in Mexico protester in front of the Supreme Court
A demonstrator protests against the Remain in Mexico policy outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Uvalde schools police chief put on administrative leave

Law enforcement officers speak together outside of Robb Elementary School following the mass shooting on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas.
Law enforcement officers speak meet outside Robb Elementary School following the mass shooting on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Deadly Afghanistan quake hits nation already reeling from economic, hunger crises

People help for the search and rescue operations on debris of a building after an earthquake shook Afghanistan on June 22.
Residents help in the search and rescue operations after an earthquake shook southeastern Afghanistan. Photo: Sardar Shafaq/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Jun 22, 2022 - World

Scoop: U.S. working on normalization "road map" for Saudi Arabia and Israel

Saudi flag
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Barak Ravid
Jun 22, 2022 - World

Biden's balancing act in Israel

Joe Biden
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Fed chair says recession a "possibility" amid inflation battle

Jerome Powell speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on June 22. Photo: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

America's incoherent approach to fighting high gas prices

Gas price sign
Ouch. Photo: Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Updated Jun 22, 2022 - Sports

House Oversight to subpoena Dan Snyder for testimony

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder speaking in Landover, Maryland, in February 2022.
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder speaks in Landover, Md., in February 2022. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images
Tina Reed
Jun 22, 2022 - Health

America has a sleep problem

Gas prices aren't leading to less driving — yet

Home prices keep rising, even as the market cools

Cause of Surfside building's collapse remains elusive after a year

Memorial signage lines a fence blocking the site of the building collapse that left 98 dead in Surfside, Florida.
A memorial on a fence at the site of the Champlain Towers South condos in Surfside, Florida. The building collaped on June 24, 2021, killing 98 people. Photo: Deirdra Funcheon/Axios

Exclusive: Raffensperger says he wishes Fox News carried every Jan. 6 hearing

Three men holding their right hands up swearing to tell the truth
Georgia Secretary of StateBrad Raffensperger is flanked by Rusty Bowers, Arizona's House speaker, and Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer for Raffensperger, as they are sworn June 21 to testify before the House's Jan. 6 committee. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Even your boss wants to quit

Illustration of a nameplate that reads "buh bye"
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Tina Reed
Jun 22, 2022 - Health

Biden administration wants to take the buzz out of cigarettes

Illustration of a pack of cigarettes as a downward trending bar chart.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

AI, cult charges embroil Google in religious controversies

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Watergate trial records digitized for 50th anniversary

A chart of President Nixon and officials involved in the Watergate scandal
President Nixon and officials involved in the Watergate scandal. Photo: Bettmann Archives
Zachary Basu
Jun 22, 2022 - World

U.S. accuses Russia of weaponizing food disinformation in Africa, Middle East

Ukrainian soldier walking past a destroyed barn
A Ukrainian soldier walks inside a barn destroyed by Russian shelling near Zaporizhzhia. Photo: Celestino Arce/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Biden calls on Congress to suspend federal gas tax

Biden
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Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Brooklyn Center to pay Daunte Wright's family $3.25M in settlement

 Katie Wright (C), mother of Daunte Wright, marches with people honoring George Floyd on May 23, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Katie Wright (center), the mother of Daunte Wright, marches with others honoring her son and George Floyd in May 2021 in Minneapolis. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Bipartisan Senate group releases bill text for gun safety deal

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaking to reporters in the Capitol on June 8.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaking to reporters in the Capitol on June 8. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Erica Pandey
Jun 22, 2022 - Health

The power of tea

Illustration of a tea cup with bubbles and a lemon slice creating a smiley face
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Uvalde mayor accuses Texas Department of Public Safety of "false leaks"

Photo of Don McLaughlin speaking into a microphone
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin speaks during a press conference about the mass shooting on May 27, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Michael M. Santiago via Getty Images