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AT&T exec Bob Quinn announced Tuesday that the company would "join the 'Day of Action' for preserving and advancing an open internet" taking place the next day. It's a surprising headline, because the protest is set up to support rules that treat broadband service like a utility — rules that AT&T has fought for years.

What's going on: AT&T is running print and digital ads during the protest against the Republican-led plan to roll back 2015's landmark net neutrality rules that push for congressional action on the issue. But the company says it never spoke to the progressive groups organizing the event, and those organizers have blasted the company on Twitter.

Sound smart: This shows how, in Washington, every side says it wants a free and open internet. There's still bitter disagreement on what that means and how you get there — and that isn't going anywhere soon.

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More young people are getting — and spreading — the coronavirus

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More young people are being infected with the coronavirus, and even though they're less likely to die from it, experts warn the virus' spread among young adults may further fuel outbreaks across the United States.

Why it matters: Some people in their 20s and 30s face serious health complications from COVID-19, and a surge in cases among young people gives the virus a bigger foothold, increasing the risk of infection for more vulnerable people.

Judge asks full appeals court to review panel's dismissal of Flynn case

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D.C. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Thursday petitioned for the full D.C. Court of Appeals to rehear a three-judge panel's decision to order the dismissal of the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Why it matters: The panel's 2-1 decision could be overturned by the full 11-judge appeals court if it decides to take up the en banc review.