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Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign said Thursday that it raised $34.5 million in 2019's fourth quarter, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: Sanders' haul is the most any candidate has raised in a single quarter so far in the Democratic primary race, easily surpassing the $25.3 million he raked in during Q3.

  • Sanders received more than 1.8 million donations in the quarter, with an average donation of $18.53.

The state of play: While Sanders is one of the first candidates to announce his fundraising for the quarter, it's unlikely to be topped by any of his competitors.

  • Pete Buttigieg's campaign said it raised $24.7 million during the same span, while Andrew Yang's campaign announced it had pulled in $16.5 million.
  • Elizabeth Warren's campaign warned its supporters last week that it had only raised $17 million, triggering a fundraising push to reach $20 million by the end of the year.

Go deeper: Bernie Sanders releases letters from doctors deeming him fit for presidency

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Jurors resume deliberations as the nation awaits Chauvin verdict

Protesters outside Hennepin County Government Center on the day of closing arguments. Photo: Christopher Mark Juhn/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial resume deliberations Tuesday morning as the nation waits for a verdict.

The latest: The 12 jurors met behind closed doors for about three hours Monday before breaking for the night at 7pm.

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What national marijuana legalization would mean for Colorado

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Colorado's cannabis industry is enjoying an era of prosperity as national attitudes toward marijuana become more relaxed.

Driving the news: 17 states have legalized recreational marijuana sales and pot enjoys its highest popularity ever with 68% of adults backing legalization, according to a recent Gallup poll.

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Scoop: Leaked Ukraine memo reveals scope of Russia's aggression

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a military exposition in Sevastopol, Crimea, in Jan. 2020. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Russia has been holding last-minute military exercises near commercial shipping lanes in the Black Sea that threaten to strangle Ukraine's economy, according to an internal document from Ukraine's ministry of defense reviewed by Axios.

Why it matters: With the eyes of the world on the massive buildup of troops in eastern Ukraine, the leaked memo shows Russian forces escalating their presence on all sides of the Ukrainian border.