Thursday's top stories


Oriana Gonzalez
Aug 4, 2022 - Health

Exclusive: Over 1 million courses of Paxlovid prescribed in one month for first time

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Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Twitter slams Elon Musk's response to its lawsuit

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Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Herb Scribner
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Health

U.S. declares public health emergency over monkeypox

Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks at a news conference.
Xavier Becerra, secretary of HHS, speaks at a news conference. Photo: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Arielle Dreher
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Health

Alternate monkeypox treatment caught in regulatory delays

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Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios
Alex Fitzpatrick
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Technology

Instagram's TikTok-ification drives an exodus to rivals

Illustrated animation of the Instagram logo's color draining.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Georgia prosecutor insists Lindsey Graham must testify in 2020 election probe

Lindsey Graham
Photo: Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Trump fundraises off of civil service purge

Trump surrounded by money
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios
Ivana Saric
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian drug trial

Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner is escorted by police before a hearing during her trial in Khimki, outside Moscow on Aug. 2. Photo: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren

Side-by-side photos of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and State Attorney Andrew Warren.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and State Attorney Andrew Warren. Photos: Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images; Chris O'Meara/AP Photo

Companies hoarding workers could keep the labor market strong

Illustration of an upward trend line over a group of people, with others in the background grayed out
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

DOJ charges 4 Louisville officers over Breonna Taylor shooting

A person holding a portrait of Breonna Taylor at a demonstration In New York City in April 2021.
A person holding a portrait of Breonna Taylor at a demonstration In New York City in April 2021. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Atlantic hurricane season still looks unusually active, NOAA warns

Satellite view of Hurricane Laura making landfall in Louisiana at night on August 27, 2020.
Satellite view of Hurricane Laura making landfall in Louisiana at night on August 27, 2020. (NOAA/NASA Earth Observatory)

Reuters U.S. journalists strike for first time in decades

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Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Mortgage rates fall below 5%

Democrats complicate the private equity tax loophole

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The most pro-business Supreme Court ever

Joann Muller
Aug 4, 2022 - Technology

GM's hands-free driving tech is set for a massive expansion

A woman driving hands-free in a Cadillac Escalade
A Cadillac Escalade equipped with GM's hands-free Super Cruise technology. Photo courtesy of GM

Remote workers pushed up incomes and home prices in these cities

Kansas referendum boosts Democrats' midterm focus on abortion

A campaign sign in Kansas urges a no-vote on an anti-abortion ballot measure
Photo: Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Lewis Kamb
Aug 4, 2022 - Business

Two Muslim Americans sue Alaska Airlines, alleging discrimination

A close up of a sign that says Alaska Airlines with a wall of windows in the background.
Alaska Airlines' headquarters. Photo: Toby Scott/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Personal behavior — even Taylor Swift's — is a minor part of climate change

Photo illustration of Taylor Swift holding the Earth.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

China fires missiles into sea near Taiwan during drills around island

Tourists look on as a Chinese military helicopter flies past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province on August 4.
Tourists look on as a Chinese military helicopter flies past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province on Thursday. Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

DOJ sues Peter Navarro over Trump White House emails

Former White House adviser Peter Navarro
Former White House adviser Peter Navarro. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Report: DHS inspector general previously accused of misleading investigators

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The Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Dave Lawler
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - World

Senate votes to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

Finnish President Finland Sauli Niinisto (third from right) and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (fourth from right) meet a bipartisan group of senators in May. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Trump's pandora's box

Illustration of President Trump looking through a torn piece of paper.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios