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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Photo: Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders has received $10 million from 359,914 donors since launching his 2020 presidential bid last week Tuesday, campaign officials told the New York Times in a report Monday, cementing him as the financial front-runner in an increasingly crowded Democratic field.

The details: Officials reportedly said almost 39% of the donors have used email addresses that weren't previously given to the Sanders campaign — suggesting that the senator is expanding the donor network for his second White House bid (though some may have updated their contact information). In the first 24 hours of his announcement, the campaign had said Sanders raised $5.9 million from 225,000 individuals donors.

By the numbers, per the Times:

  • The average contribution was under $26.
  • As of Monday, 20 gave the Sanders the legal maximum of $2,800; 46 gave $2,700, the limit in the 2016 campaign.
  • 48,000 have signed to make recurring donations from their credit cards
  • More than 108,000 of the first day donors were 39 years old and younger, giving $2.5 million of the $5.9 million raised.
  • $3 million on the first day came directly from mobile devices

Go deeper: Bernie Sanders: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

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A new startup backed by funding from AOL founder Steve Case and Laurene Powell Jobs wants to break up broadband monopolies across the country.

Why it matters: Internet access has been crucial during the pandemic, but it's not ubiquitous, and it can be both slow and unaffordable in swaths of the country.

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Gen. Mark Milley. Photo: Rod Lamkey-Pool/Getty Images

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned Wednesday that China's test of a hypersonic missile is "very concerning" and "very close" to the kind of "Sputnik moment" that triggered the Space Race during the Cold War.

Why it matters: The comments by America's top uniformed general underscore the depths of U.S. concerns about China's rapid military expansion and development of advanced weaponry.

Climate reckoning for oil and gas CEOs

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Top executives from ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron and Shell will face a reckoning on Capitol Hill Thursday, as they're grilled on evidence that their companies knew for years that their products were driving climate change but chose to downplay or deny it.

Why it matters: The hearing before the House Oversight Committee will be the first time these executives have been brought together to provide sworn testimony regarding what they knew about the ties between their company's products and climate change, and when they knew it.