Sunday's top stories


Newsom encourages Floridians to move to California in GOP attack ad

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after a tour of a Metropolitan Water District water recycling demonstration facility in Carson, CA. Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Photo: Hans Gutknecht/Media News Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

White House, Jeff Bezos trade barbs over gas prices

Gas prices at a Chevron gas station in Martinez, California, U.S.,
Gas prices at a Chevron gas station in Martinez, California on June 22. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Ivana Saric
Updated Jul 3, 2022 - World

Russia captures key city, edging closer to control of the Donbas

Plumbs of smoke are seen rising to the sky during heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces with Russian troops in Lysychansk,
Plumbs of smoke are seen rising to the sky during heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces with Russian troops in Lysychansk, Ukraine, on July 1. Photo: Narciso Contreras/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Delays, cancellations plague travelers over Fourth of July weekend

U.S. airlines are bracing customers for what will probably be a bumpy Fourth of July holiday weekend as the industry struggles to manage a surge in travel demand that probably exceeds its current capacity. Photo: STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

Cheney, Schiff: Possibility of multiple criminal referrals from Jan. 6 committee

Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) departs after hearing Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testify at a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Democrats need to give "some good ideas" on ensuring abortion rights: Becerra

Xavier Becerra
Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference on June 28. Photo: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Liz Cheney: "I haven't made a decision" about 2024 presidential run

Liz Cheney interview
ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl interviews Congresswoman Liz Cheney at The Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA on June 29. Photo: Richard Harbaugh/ABC via Getty Images

Celebrity trials amplify America's war over free speech

Illustration of two microphones striking eachother
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios
Erica Pandey
Updated Jul 3, 2022 - Economy & Business

Axios Finish Line: Making friends

Animated illustration of two halves of a sad face pendant on necklace chains gravitating towards each other and turning into a united smiley face
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
TuAnh Dam
Updated Jul 2, 2022 - Politics & Policy

SCOTUS asks Maryland officials to stop protests outside justices' homes

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Mark Robinson
Updated Jul 2, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Uvalde schools police chief resigns from City Council

The Robb Elementary School sign is seen covered in flowers and gifts on June 17, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Barak Ravid
Jul 2, 2022 - World

Palestinians hand over bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh to U.S.

A person holds a sign with the picture of Shireen Abu Akleh at a protest in London on May 12. Photo: Guy Smallman/Getty Images
A person holds a sign with the picture of Shireen Abu Akleh at a protest in London on May 12. Photo: Guy Smallman/Getty Images

Florida training program: "Misconception" that founders wanted separation of church and state

DeSantis at a press conference
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference to discuss Florida's civics education initiative. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Poll: Most voters don't want Biden or Trump on the 2024 ballot

Biden and Trump at a debate
Donald Trump and Joe Biden are seen during the final presidential debate in 2020 displayed on a screen of a smartphone. Photo Illustration: by Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

What we know about the Kentucky mass shooting

Police tape
Photo by Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Texas Supreme Court blocks order allowing abortions to resume

Abortion rights protesters
Abortion rights demonstrators during a rally in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, June 26. Photo: Alex Scott/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Clarence Thomas is at the peak of his power

Photo illustration of Justice Clarence Thomas with the Supreme Court forming his judge's robes.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Jul 2, 2022 - Health

New York advances constitutional amendment to protect abortion access

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