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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 vote by mail election

    The vote by mail election

    Voting by mail has become a controversial issue for President Trump's re-election campaign. He talked to chief political correspondent Jonathan Swan about his lack of confidence in the system in yesterday's Axios on HBO interview.
    While Trump continues to sow fear around mail-in voting, the new Axios-Ipsos poll shows a partisan divide on the dangers of in-person voting.

    Plus, how the U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules.

    And, the rise in women-focused newsrooms.


    Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Scott Rosenberg, and Sara Fischer.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    Exclusive: Trump stokes fears of election-night mail voting fraud

    The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules

    Women-focused newsrooms rising


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    Biden’s decision matrix

    Biden’s decision matrix

    This week, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is supposed to decide on his pick for a running mate. How he’s selecting her says a lot about how Biden might govern.

    Plus, how the virtual school year could push retailers even closer to the brink.

    And, the behind the scenes of the White House’s latest Tik Tok announcement.


    Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Mike Allen.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    Joe Biden's painstaking path to the VP choice

    Microsoft moves ahead with talks to buy TikTok after consulting Trump

    Two NASA astronauts return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission


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    The untold mental toll of COVID-19

    The untold mental toll of COVID-19

    We know the news reports about the skyrocketing number of coronavirus patients, the shortage of frontline healthcare workers, and the importance of social distancing.
    Another problem that needs our focus is the emotional toll this pandemic has on all of us.
    Guests: Axios' Eileen O'Reilly, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center chaplain Kevin Deegan, New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    The risk of loneliness and trauma from COVID-19

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    Big tech's fight with Washington

    Big tech's fight with Washington

    The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world testified before Congress yesterday. While the hearing was supposed to be about anti-trust laws, it quickly devolved into a scattered display of partisanship.

    Plus, our exclusive Axios Harris Poll on the top 100 companies Americans trust most.

    And, work from home really means work from anywhere - so how about Barbados?


    Guests: Axios' Ina Fried, Mike Allen, Sara Fischer, and Erica Pandey
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

    Go deeper:

    Tech's major powers face heat during House antitrust hearing

    The 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings

    Work from Barbados


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    • 10 min
    Trump never asked Putin about bounties

    Trump never asked Putin about bounties

    In an exclusive interview, President Trump told Jonathan Swan he never confronted Vladimir Putin about intelligence indicating Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops. The full interview with President Trump will air on HBO on Monday August 3rd at 11pm.

    Plus, big tech testifies in front of Congress.

    And, what to watch after yesterday’s Emmy nominations.

    Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan, and Ashley Gold.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    Exclusive: Trump never raised Taliban bounties with Putin

    Tech CEOs' task: Don't lose your cool


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    • 11 min
    The second wave of protests

    The second wave of protests

    Thousands of people held protests in at least a dozen American cities this weekend, days after the Trump administration announced it would send more federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque in an extension of Operation Legend.
    A month ago protests over the killing of George Floyd had begun to dwindle. Now, they’re back.

    Plus, how the recession has made our economic divide even greater.

    Also, Americans are increasingly forming social bubbles.

    And, what one former marine is doing to prevent veteran suicides.


    Guests: Oregon Public Broadcasting Conrad Wilson, Axios' Stef Kight, Dion Rabouin, and David Nather.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

    Go deeper:

    More federal officers deploying to Portland as protests gain momentum (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

    The two coronavirus realities

    Axios-Ipsos poll: The rise of coronavirus social bubbles


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