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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Senate Democrats said Tuesday they expect young voters to get behind to their effort to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules.

What they're saying: “It’s an issue that galvanizes people, particularly younger people who grew up with the internet,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, the chamber’s Democratic leader.

Why it matters: Democrats have enough support to force Republicans to vote on a resolution to block FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal. Sen. Ed Markey said the vote will likely come in "late spring or into the summer.”

Reality check: The effort doesn't stand a chance in the Republican-controlled House. Even if they did, Trump would likely veto it. Still, appealing to younger voters could deliver longer-term results at the polls.

Go deeper: New York Times reporter Cecilia Kang reported last month that teenagers are among the most vocal opponents of the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules.

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Ipsos poll: COVID trick-or-treat

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note ±3.3% margin of error for the total sample size; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

About half of Americans are worried that trick-or-treating will spread coronavirus in their communities, according to this week's installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: This may seem like more evidence that the pandemic is curbing our nation's cherished pastimes. But a closer look reveals something more nuanced about Americans' increased acceptance for risk around activities in which they want to participate.

Updated 10 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: The good and bad news about antibody therapies — Fauci: Hotspots have materialized across "the entire country."
  2. World: Belgium imposes lockdown, citing "health emergency" due to influx of cases.
  3. Economy: Conference Board predicts economy won’t fully recover until late 2021.
  4. Education: Surge threatens to shut classrooms down again.
  5. Technology: The pandemic isn't slowing tech.
  6. Travel: CDC replaces COVID-19 cruise ban with less restrictive "conditional sailing order."
  7. Sports: High school football's pandemic struggles.
  8. 🎧Podcast: The vaccine race turns toward nationalism.
Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Updated 11 hours ago - Economy & Business

Dunkin' Brands agrees to $11B Inspire Brands sale

Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Dunkin' Brands, operator of both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, agreed on Friday to be taken private for nearly $11.3 billion, including debt, by Inspire Brands, a restaurant platform sponsored by private equity firm Roark Capital.

Why it matters: Buying Dunkin’ will more than double Inspire’s footprint, making it one of the biggest restaurant deals in the past 10 years. This could ultimately set up an IPO for Inspire, which already owns Arby's, Jimmy John's and Buffalo Wild Wings.

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