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Steve Bannon arrives to turn himself in at the FBI Washington Field Office on Nov. 15. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Former Trump adviser Steven Bannon surrendered to the FBI on charges of contempt of Congress.

Driving the news: A grand jury last week indicted Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Jan. 6 select committee. He is expected to appear before a judge later on Monday.

What he's saying: "I don't want anybody to take their eye off the ball. ... We're taking down the Biden regime every day," Bannon said Monday, Axios' Alayna Treene reports.

  • "I want you guys to stay focused, stay on message. Remember signal, not noise. This is all noise, not signal. Thank you very much."

Our thought bubble via Axios' Jonathan Swan: Bannon’s friends say probably nobody has enjoyed being indicted more than Bannon. He sees it as an opportunity to elevate his status as a MAGA martyr and promote his already high-rating podcast. This is all political theater to Bannon.

The big picture: The select committee has subpoenaed dozens of former Trump aides as part of its investigation into the Capitol riot.

  • Bannon's indictment marked the first time the Justice Department has charged someone for contempt of Congress since the 1980s. He faces fines and possible jail time if convicted.
  • House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday said that Bannon's indictment could "influence other witnesses" to cooperate with the committee.
  • Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows could also face contempt of Congress charges, after failing to appear before the committee on Friday.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details throughout.

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas tech giants

A mob of Trump supporters breaches the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Jan. 6 select committee on Thursday subpoenaed Alphabet, Meta, Reddit and Twitter for records as part of its investigation of the Capitol insurrection.

Why it matters: The four social media companies have key information related to the spread of misinformation, efforts to overturn the 2020 election and domestic violent extremism, the panel said.

Most teachers are white. Most students aren't.

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Data: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; Chart: Baidi Wang/Axios

The nation's 6.6 million teacher workforce has grown more racially and ethnically diverse over the past three decades — but not nearly fast enough to keep pace with a student population that's nearing majority-minority in public schools, two new reports show.

Why it matters: The disparities are especially acute between Hispanic students and teachers, and in schools with 90% or higher non-white student populations.

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UK government: Kremlin has plan "to install pro-Russian leadership" in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss. Photo: Gints Ivuskans / AFP via Getty Images

The United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary on Saturday night said the government has "information that indicates the Russian Government is looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv as it considers whether to invade and occupy Ukraine."

Driving the news: U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne called the intelligence "deeply concerning" in a statement to Axios. The Biden administration has said Russia is actively manufacturing a pretext for invasion and warned that Putin could use joint military exercises in Belarus as cover to invade from the north.