Wednesday's top stories


Fed to markets: Not so fast on the end of rate hikes

Sinema eyes changes to tax, climate portions of reconciliation bill

Kyrsten Sinema
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

July heat records shattered across the U.S.

Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Health

Biden issues second executive order to protect abortion access

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Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Impeachment Republicans dwindle

Barak Ravid
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - World

Renewed debate in Tehran about producing nuclear bomb

Illustration of a question mark with a nuclear symbol as the dot on the bottom.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Election workers "in the crossfire" of fraud rhetoric, secretaries of state say

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Ivana Saric
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pelosi leaves Taiwan, ending controversial visit

Nancy pelsoi
Nancy Pelosi speaks after receiving Taiwan’s highest civilian honour Aug. 3 in Taipei. Photo: Handout/Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Aug 3, 2022 - World

Iran nuclear talks to resume in Vienna on Thursday

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Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Climate change catastrophes need greater study, scientists warn

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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Mike Allen
Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

First look: Former Treasury secretaries push Manchin bill

Sen. Joe Manchin speaks to reporters outside his office in the Hart Senate Office Building yesterday.
Sen. Joe Manchin speaks to reporters outside his office in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Alex Jones uses bankruptcy to limit Sandy Hook reckoning, again

Photo illustration of Alex Jones standing on a block with a gavel above
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Scoop: 2024 GOP hopefuls back Trump's plan to purge civil servants

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Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The future of America's EV charging network takes shape

Illustration of an EV charger cord forming the outline of the continental US.
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios
Ina Fried
Aug 3, 2022 - Technology

States' fight over abortion information catches tech in crossfire

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Dave Lawler
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - World

Pelosi to Taiwan president: "We will not abandon our commitment" to island

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) receives Taiwan’s highest civilian honour from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on August 03, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan’s highest civilian honour, from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the president's office in Taipei on Wednesday. Photo: Handout/Getty Images

China warns airlines to avoid airspace near Taiwan

F-16V jet fighters taxi on the runway at the Air Force base, as the Taiwanese military holds a drill  in Chiayi, Taiwan, on Jan 5, 2022.
An F-16V jet fighter on the runway at an air force base in Chiayi, Taiwan, earlier this year. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Kansas voters reject anti-abortion constitutional amendment

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt wins GOP Senate primary

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks to reporters in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks to reporters in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on April 26. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images