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Entrance of US embassy in Beijing. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. citizens in China received their second alert in nearly two weeks warning of "unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of U.S. government employees working at a consulate in a southern city," the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: The warning was sent amid American medical teams screening additional U.S. workers at the Guangzhou consulate, where a previous case prompted such tests. Per the AP, the alert told Americans to get medial help if they experience symptoms such as "dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, ear complaints and hearing loss, and difficulty sleeping."

The pattern: The U.S. ordered diplomats to come home from Cuba in the fall for a similar symptoms related to a sonic attack. And more recently, Canada pulled home diplomats in Cuba, although they discounted reports of a sonic attack, Canada's government said that the injuries they say represent "a new type of a possible acquired brain injury."

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Fed revamps rules for officials, restricts trades after controversies

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The Federal Reserve on Thursday announced significant changes to its rules regulating officials' financial activities following controversy last month over some officials' past trading practices.

Why it matters: The rule revamp is a coda on the biggest scandal to hit the Fed in recent memory.

Texas urges Supreme Court to leave abortion ban in place

Photo: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Texas on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to keep in place a law that bans abortions after an embryo's cardiac activity is detected, which can be as soon as six weeks and before many people know they are pregnant.

Driving the news: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the high court to ignore the Justice Department's emergency request that they temporarily block the law while federal courts consider its constitutionality since it "lacks standing because it has not been injured by SB 8."

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Meme stonks lose their appeal to the world of crypto

Data: Cardify; Chart: Axios Visuals

That sucking sound you hear is the outflow of meme-chasing dollars from the stock market.

Why it matters: The caravan has moved on. The dream of getting rich quick still lives, but today it's more often found in the world of crypto, NFTs or even sports betting than it is in the stock market.