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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity® - a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time.
 
About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios - which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app.
 
About Pushkin Industries: Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg and is home to hit shows such as Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, Cautionary Tales, The Happiness Lab, The Last Archive, and Gladwell's own Revisionist History. Visit pushkin.fm for a full lineup of shows.
 
About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity® - a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time.
 
About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios - which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app.
 
About Pushkin Industries: Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg and is home to hit shows such as Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, Cautionary Tales, The Happiness Lab, The Last Archive, and Gladwell's own Revisionist History. Visit pushkin.fm for a full lineup of shows.
 
About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

    The test of the electoral system

    The test of the electoral system

    Two weeks ago, The Wayne County Board of Canvassers in Michigan met to certify the presidential election results and both Republican members refused. The two Democratic canvassers voted to approve the results. That meant it was a tie. A few hours later, the Republicans relented - there was another vote, and the certification happened.
    It wasn’t just these Republicans in Michigan. A Republican Secretary of State in Georgia, a Republican county supervisor in Arizona and Republican-appointed judges in Pennsylvania were among the state and local officials who ended up validating Joe Biden’s presidential win over Donald Trump in the presidential election.
    Did it all come down to these few people?

    Plus, President Trump wants to auction drilling rights in Alaska’s Arctic Wildlife Refuge.

    And, a new genealogy database dedicated to enslaved people and their stories.


    Guests: Noah Feldman, constitutional law professor at Harvard University, Axios' Ben Geman and Russell Contreras.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    The walls close in on Trump

    Trump sets auction for Arctic refuge drilling rights before Biden takes office

    First look: Slavery ancestor project expands


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    Rural states prepare for a vaccine

    Rural states prepare for a vaccine

    We're getting closer to the vaccine finish line with three promising candidates. Distributing this vaccine will be a challenge everywhere but especially in states that have large rural areas like Alabama where a three-phase plan to get the state vaccinated is being finalized next week.

    Plus, the logic behind the CDC’s new quarantine guidelines.

    And, the new hope for creating smart cities.


    Guests: Alabama Public Health state health officer Dr. Scott Harris and Axios' Sam Baker and Jennifer Kingson.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    U.S. exceeds 100,000 COVID-related hospitalizations for the first time

    U.K. first nation to clear Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for mass rollout

    CDC to cut guidance on quarantine period for coronavirus exposure

    New hope for 'smart cities'


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    A dramatic day at the DOJ

    A dramatic day at the DOJ

    Yesterday, three major pieces of news came out from the Department of Justice and Attorney General Bill Barr. And it all involves the Trump administration.

    Plus, President-elect Biden’s economic team will write a new crisis playbook.

    And, the broken pipeline for Latino executives.


    Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Felix Salmon and Erica Pandey
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    Barr says DOJ has not seen evidence of fraud that would change election results

    Biden economic team will write a new crisis playbook

    The broken pipeline for Latino executives


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    The reality of U.S. border cities

    The reality of U.S. border cities

    The U.S.-Mexico border is often described as a dangerous place by politicians including President Donald Trump. But in reality, data from the FBI shows U.S. border cities are some of the safest in the country.

    Plus, a lame-duck attempt in Congress to revive another stimulus package.

    And, the NFL’s COVID crisis.


    Guests: Axios' Russell Contreras, Alayna Treene, and Jeff Tracy
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    State of play of the top vaccines

    State of play of the top vaccines

    There are at least three promising vaccine candidates. Two are likely to get emergency use authorization in the coming weeks. A third showed promising results, but is facing questions. And more candidates are close behind. We walk you through what you need to know.

    Plus, how news outlets are adjusting to a time after President Donald Trump.

    And, a primer on the social media site Parler.

    Guests: Axios' Sam Baker, Sara Fischer, and Dan Primack
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    How the transition affects you

    How the transition affects you

    President-elect Joe Biden and his team can now officially begin the transition of power. But President Trump's delay cost the new administration 20 days of highly valuable planning time that is essential to pulling off a smooth transition of power across multiple agencies in the vast federal government. Bestselling author Michael Lewis joins us for an exclusive interview.
    Plus, the reality of 2020 holiday shopping.
    Guests: Axios' Aja Whitaker-Moore and author and host of the Pushkin podcast "Against the Rules," Michael Lewis.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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