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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord, will face trial in April of 2018, according to the AP.

Guzman has twice escaped Mexican prisons, but was extradited to the U.S. in January, where he is being held in solitary confinement on charges for his multibillion dollar drug trafficking ring.

While he waits: Guzman's lawyers are fighting the U.S. government over the terms of his confinement. He has been barred visits from his family, and his lawyers say they've been forced to communicate with him across a pane of glass.

One D.C. thing: Ted Cruz recently introduced legislation called the EL CHAPO Act to use assets seized from drug traffickers to pay for the border wall. It has not moved in the Senate.

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"Hamilton" is a streaming hit for Disney+

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The debut of "Hamilton" on Disney+ last Friday sent downloads of the app soaring over the weekend.

Why it matters: With theaters closed until 2021, "Hamilton" is the biggest litmus test for whether Broadway will ever be able to successfully transition some of its iconic hits.

Wall Street is no longer betting on Trump

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Betting markets have turned decisively toward an expected victory for Joe Biden in November — and asset managers at major investment banks are preparing for not only a Biden win, but potentially a Democratic sweep of the Senate and House too.

Why it matters: Wall Street had its chips on a Trump win until recently — even in the midst of the coronavirus-induced recession and Biden's rise in the polls.

With new security law, China outlaws global activism

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The draconian security law that Beijing forced upon Hong Kong last week contains an article making it illegal for anyone in the world to promote democratic reform for Hong Kong.

Why it matters: China has long sought to crush organized dissent abroad through quiet threats and coercion. Now it has codified that practice into law — potentially forcing people and companies around the world to choose between speaking freely and ever stepping foot in Hong Kong again.