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Pennsylvania voters voting in yesterday's primary election. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The results of last night's primary elections in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Idaho and Nebraska produced few serious surprises but did set up some potentially historic storylines ahead of this fall's general election.

The big picture: The second big primary night of the midterm election cycle was a good night for incumbents from coast-to-coast and a great night for women in Pennsylvania, where an altered congressional map could pave the way for big changes.

  • Zero House incumbents lost in their primaries, per Politico.
  • A potential first: Paulette Jordan won Idaho's Democratic primary for governor, setting her up to potentially become the nation's first Native American governor, per CNN.
  • Two GOP Senate candidates — Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska — with President Trump's support came out on top. They each scored congratulatory tweets this morning.
  • 41 seats: The number of statehouse seats that have flipped in favor of Democrats since President Trump took office. Helen Tai won the Philadelphia-area district that Trump won by 3 points in 2016.
  • For the fifth straight election cycle in Oregon's 4th congressional district, GOP candidate Art Robinson will face off against Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio — now in his 16th term, per the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
  • Seven women in Pennsylvania will be moving on to the general election for House seats, as Axios' Alexi McCammond noted. No women currently occupy any of Pennsylvania's House seats or statewide elected offices.
  • 11 points: That's the margin of victory for Guy Reschenthaler in the GOP primary for Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district over Rick Saccone, who lost to Rep. Conor Lamb in a hotly-contested special election earlier this year.
  • $7.8 million: That's how much the National Republican Congressional Committee plans to spend in the Philadelphia market alone this fall ahead of Pennsylvania's general election, according to the NYT.

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U.S. sanctions Russian officials over Navalny poisoning and detention

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The U.S. will sanction 7 senior Russian officials over the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, the Biden administration confirmed on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The sanctions represent the first penalties the U.S. has imposed on Kremlin-linked officials since President Biden took office and pledged to confront Russian aggression.

Democrats to take up immigration reform next week

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The House will vote on two immigration bills next week, including one to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday on a call with the Democratic caucus.

Why it matters: This is likely the only realistic shot the Biden administration has at this point to pass immigration reform.

Scoop: Biden briefing calls for 20,000 child migrant beds

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A briefing scheduled for President Biden this afternoon outlines the need for 20,000 beds to shelter an expected crush of child migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The rapid influx of unaccompanied children is becoming the administration's first new crisis. A presentation created by the Domestic Policy Council spells out the dimensions with nearly 40 slides full of charts and details.