Friday's top stories

Travel nightmare looms over July 4th weekend

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Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Supreme Court's next term could be just as contentious

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Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Simone Biles and Gabby Giffords are among Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

Simone Biles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Jul 1, 2022 - World

WNBA star Brittney Griner's trial begins in Russia

WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives to a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on July 1, 2022.
Brittney Griner arrives at the Khimki City Court, outside Moscow, on July 1. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images
Arielle Dreher
Jul 1, 2022 - Health

Documents reveal McKinsey's role increasing opioid sales until 2019

Illustration of the score line on a pill in the shape of an upward arrow instead of straight across.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios
Alison Snyder
Jul 1, 2022 - Science

Next-gen blood tests to detect cancer and other diseases come with questions

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Scoop: Jared Kushner signs his first big private equity deal

Jared Kushner
Jared Kushner. Photo: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
Kendall Baker
Jul 1, 2022 - Sports

Big Ten bombshell reshapes college sports

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Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

The economic trend that could hurt Democrats most in the midterms

Erin Doherty
Jul 1, 2022 - World

Russian missile strike kills at least 19 near Odesa, Ukraine says

This photograph taken on July 1, 2022, shows a general view of a destroyed building after being hit by a missile strike in the Ukrainian town of Serhiivka, near Odessa.
A missile struck this building in the Ukrainian town of Serhiivka, near Odesa. Photo: Oleksandr Gimanov/AFP via Getty Images

Mapped: Census data reveals COVID population shift

Ashley Gold
Jul 1, 2022 - Technology

Next post-Roe battlefield: Online abortion information

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Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios
Tina Reed
Jul 1, 2022 - Health

Consumers will soon get access to huge amounts of health care price data

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Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Jul 1, 2022 - World

China's Xi defends clampdown during visit to Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping during a swearing-in ceremony for Hong Kong's chief executive, John Lee, on Friday. Photo: Justin Chin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Ina Fried
Jul 1, 2022 - Technology

Uber reports sexual assault decline for 2019-20

Sign with logo at the headquarters of car-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco, California in 2017.
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U.S. blocks $1B in Delaware trust tied to Russian oligarch

 Russian oligarch Suleyman Kerimov attends a meeting at the Naryn Kala Castle, on April 14, 2021 in Derbent, Dagestan, Russia.
Russian oligarch Suleyman Kerimov. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

The beautiful clarity of true candor

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios