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Sens. Bernie Sanders, Jon Ossoff introduce resolution to call for Gaza ceasefire

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday will block a Republican resolution that underlines United States support for Israel, calling the GOP response to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict "destructive," his office said.

Why it matters: Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will co-sponsor Sanders' alternative to the GOP resolution, his office told Axios' Alayna Treene. The resolution calls for the Senate to urge "an immediate cease-fire" and to protect the human rights of Israelis and Palestinians.

  • What to watch: The floor debate on the resolution begins Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Why the startup world needs to ditch "unicorns" for "dragons"

When Aileen Lee originally coined the term "unicorn" in late 2013, she was describing the 39 "U.S.-based software companies started since 2003 and valued at over $1 billion by public or private market investors."

Flashback: It got redefined in early 2015 by yours truly and Erin Griffith, in a cover story for Fortune, as any privately-held startup valued at $1 billion or more. At the time, we counted 80 of them.

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Scoop: Facebook's new moves to lower News Feed's political volume

Facebook plans to announce that it will de-emphasize political posts and current events content in the News Feed based on negative user feedback, Axios has learned. It also plans to expand tests to limit the amount of political content that people see in their News Feeds to more countries outside of the U.S.

Why it matters: The changes could reduce traffic to some news publishers, particularly companies that post a lot of political content.

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