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Andrew Harnik / AP

The Chinese Communist Party has invited Jared and Ivanka to visit China. The development was first reported by Bloomberg, and Axios has confirmed with a source familiar with the arrangements.

The source told Axios that "nothing has been set yet," including the timing, the itinerary or the reasoning behind the invitation. Jared and Ivanka — both senior presidential advisors — haven't yet accepted the invitation.

Context: the visit would build on relationship between President Trump and Xi, initially forged over a weekend at Mar-a-Lago. Jared, who has a close working relationship with the Chinese ambassador to the U.S., played a key role in setting up the Mar-a-Lago visit.

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Why it matters: Our infrastructure is failing, and the less we invest in it now, the more it's going to continue to fail in the future.

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Petaluma, California, has voted to outlaw new gas stations, the first of what climate activists hope will be numerous cities and counties to do so.

Why it matters: Expect more such ordinances, particularly in liberal towns. Grassroots groups are popping up with the mission of spreading this type of ban and forcing pollution cleanups at existing gas stations.

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It wasn’t his first choice, but Sean Mahoney isn’t fighting a 150-mile proposed power line sending Canadian hydropower to New England as part of the region’s climate-change goals.

Why he matters: Mahoney, a senior expert at the nonprofit Conservation Law Foundation who lives in Maine, is seeking to compromise in a bitter battle over the proposal. Expect more fights like this as President Biden and other political leaders pursue zero-carbon economies over the next 30 years.

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