Thursday's top stories


Dave Lawler
Jun 23, 2022 - World

Looming North Korea nuclear test leaves U.S., South Korea waiting for bad news

Watching coverage of a 2017 North Korean missile launch from a Seoul train station. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Watching coverage of a 2017 North Korean missile launch from a Seoul train station. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Top DOJ officials detail Trump's efforts to overturn election results

: A video featuring a picture from a White House meeting is played during the fifth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack
A video featuring a photo from a White House meeting is played during the fifth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Ex-Trump aides say six House Republicans sought pardons after Jan. 6

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Former Justice officials: Trump asked DOJ to seize voting machines

Photo of a video screen showing a picture of Donald Trump and senior DOJ officials with the text "Why don't you guys seize machines?"

Ex-Trump officials say Clark plans to probe election "nuts"

Photo of a hearing room
Photo: Demetrius Freeman/Pool via Getty Image
Ivana Saric
Jun 23, 2022 - World

European Union grants candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova

New York politicians outraged over Supreme Court gun control ruling

Picture of Kathy Hochul
Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Latino evangelical leader sees major voter shifts

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr. speaks during the 2021 King Holiday Observance Beloved Community Commemorative Service on January 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr. during the 2021 King Holiday Observance Beloved Community Commemorative Service in Atlanta. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Biden administration proposes new Title IX protections for trans students

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifying before a Senate panel on June 7.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testifying before a Senate panel on June 7. Photo: Oliver Contreras/for The Washington Post via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Supreme Court strikes down New York's concealed carry gun law

Picture of Supreme Court building
Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Jun 23, 2022 - Health

FDA orders Juul e-cigarettes off U.S. market

Packages of Juul mint flavored e-cigarettes are displayed at San Rafael Smokeshop on November 07, 2019 in San Rafael, California.
Packages of Juul mint flavored e-cigarettes. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Spread "THE" news — Ohio State gets its trademark

A close up of the Ohio State University seal
Photo: Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch/USA Today Network
Kendall Baker
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - Sports

How 50 years of Title IX have changed American sports

A basketball player with "title ix" on their jersey
Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

Job market power is swinging back to employers

Emma Hurt
Jun 23, 2022 - News

Exclusive: Stacey Abrams wants to fund the police

Photo illustration of a collage of Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp over the Georgia State capitol.
Photo Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photos: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg and Laurie Dieffembacq/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images

What Gen Z really wants

Illustration of the letter Z made out of overlapping ballots
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Instagram cracks down on young users who lie about their age

Illustration of the Instagram logo with a security hat and earpiece shining a flashlight forward
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Here's who's testifying at the fifth Jan. 6 committee hearing

Photo: Aaron Schwartz/Xinhua via Getty Images

Why Biden is stuck on gas prices

Illustration of gas prices reflected in aviator sunglasses.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Proposed insulin price cap poses test for Dems

Photo: Joan Slatkin/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 23, 2022 - World

Fight for key Donbas cities reaching "fearsome climax," Ukraine warns

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky holds a press conference at Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine, earlier this month. Photo: Ludovic Marin/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Elon Musk says new Tesla factories are "losing billions of dollars"

Elon Musk arrives for the 2022 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022, in New York.
Elon Musk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in May. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

What stressed teachers want from parents and kids

Illustration of a word balloon drawn in chalk on a chalkboard being erased.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

U.S. expands monkeypox testing in bid to better track scope of outbreak

Photo of a gloved hand holding a vial
A suspected monkeypox sample at the microbiology laboratory of La Paz Hospital in Madrid last month. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images