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Barak Ravid
Updated Aug 6, 2022 - World

Israel prepared for "week of operations" in Gaza as fighting intensifies

Smoke rises above building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on Aug. 6. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images

Ted Cruz to "wait and see" if Trump runs before making 2024 decision

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.
Herb Scribner
Updated Aug 6, 2022 - Health

'Not her body, not her choice': Indiana legislature passes near-total abortion ban

Abortion rights protesters march outside the Indiana State Capitol building.
Abortion rights protesters march outside the Indiana State Capitol building. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Trevor Reed: Brittney Griner to face "serious" health threats in Russian prison

Axios AM Deep Dive: Great Hispanic shift

Photo illustration of a voting booth with people holding signs that read "vota"
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Joe Klamar/AFP, Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images via Getty Images
Mark Robinson
Updated Aug 6, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Private insurers won't get drug price break, clause struck from Senate bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Biden negative for COVID after weeklong "rebound" case

President Joe Biden takes his face mask off.
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Aug 6, 2022 - World

Taiwan says China's military drills may simulate attack

A Chinese military vessel sails off Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan.
A Chinese military vessel sails off Pingtan island. Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina school district plans to put AR-15s in every school

On display at a gun shop in Wendell, N.C., an AR-15 assault rifle.
An AR-15 rifle on display in North Carolina. Photo: Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Credit-card debt is soaring

Illustration of a credit card wearing a sweatband and dripping sweat.
Illustration: Victoria Ellis/Axios