Tuesday's top stories


Scoop: Senate eyes changes to gay marriage bill

Susan Collins
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine.) Photo: Ting Shen - Pool/Getty Images

Senate passes bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits

 A soldier in the Afghan National Army (ANA) walks past a burn pit at a command outpost.
A soldier in the Afghan National Army (ANA) walks past a burn pit at a command outpost handed over to the ANA from the U.S. Army in 2013 in Kandahar Province, Zhari District, Afghanistan. Photo: Andrew Burton via Getty Images

Democrats propose legislation to block Trump's Schedule F plans

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Five states hold primaries in big tests for Trump

Former President Trump giving a speech
Photo: Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Aug 2, 2022 - Health

Biden's DOJ sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban

Picture of Merrick Garland
Photo: Evelyn Hockstein-Pool/Getty Images
Dave Lawler
Updated Aug 2, 2022 - World

Pelosi lands in Taiwan despite warnings from Beijing

Nancy Pelosi
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The problem with forecasting Manchin's Inflation Reduction Act

Senator Joe Manchin
Sen. Joe Manchin speaks to reporters about the Inflation Reduction Act he negotiated. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images.

Mexico chases stolen artifacts — by asking nicely for them

an ancient Mexican sculpture of a person sitting with their knees up is shown
Photo: Nora Vanesky/Albuquerque Museum Foundation

BuzzFeed goes to court against ex-employees

Illustration of a gavel casting a shadow on the Buzzfeed logo.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Pelosi's Taiwan visit has echoes of 1996 crisis

Photo illustration of Nancy Pelosi set against a red background which blends into a satellite photo of Taiwan and Taiwan Straight
Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios. Photos: Gallo Images / Orbital Horizon/Copernicus Sentinel Data 2019, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Gap between monkeypox vaccine demand, supply dire in hotspot cities

vaccine illustration
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

We haven't built for this climate

Illustration of a road with dashes of fire down the center line
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Life after cookies leaves ad industry in chaos

Illustration: Sarah Grillo / Axios
Oriana Gonzalez
Aug 2, 2022 - Health

Poll: Over half of U.S. voters say abortion is "very important" for midterms elections

Arielle Dreher
Aug 2, 2022 - Health

Back-to-school, back to outbreaks

Illustration of a row of pencils with a vaccine syringe replacing one pencil.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

The summer of sharing: People are renting their boats, pools and more

Illustration of a woman in an inner tube in a pool with a giant key attached
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Aug 2, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Top Dems allege evidence of cover-up in DHS IG Secret Service texts probe

Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson during a House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Homeland Security chair Bennie Thompson during a House hearing on Capitol Hill in June. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Shawna Chen
Updated Aug 2, 2022 - World

Biden: "Justice has been delivered" with death of al-Qaeda leader

Photo of an FBI "Most wanted terrorist" sign showing Ayman al-Zawahiri's mug shot
Photo: FBI

The power of friendships between poor kids and rich kids

Sareen Habeshian
Updated Aug 2, 2022 - Health

California, Illinois declare health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

Doses of monkeypox vaccine are pictured in Chicago. Photo: Vincent Johnson/Xinhua via Getty Images.