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Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Josh Brasted/FilmMagic

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign announced today that it raised over $19.1 million in the last three months from 384,000 donors.

Why it matters: It isn't the biggest Q2 haul among the 2020 Democrats (Mayor Pete has raised over $24 million) but it shows the strength of Warren's grassroots support.

  • Warren doesn't do big-dollar fundraisers. The majority of these donations came from small contributions online, the average being $28.
  • And her campaign says over 80% of their donors gave for the first time this quarter, suggesting her campaign is gaining traction.

The big picture: Warren is focused on talking to as many voters as possible, which may have helped with fundraising.

  • She's held 107 town halls, taken 36,000 selfies with voters at her events and visited 23 states plus Puerto Rico since announcing her presidential bid, her campaign said.
  • And she's invested heavily in staff, hiring a little more than 300 people, 60% of whom are in the four early states (Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina), per the campaign.

Go deeper: Track the 2020 Democrats' Q2 fundraising numbers.

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Updated 3 hours ago - World

Biden reviews U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia and UAE

Trump struck several large arms deals with Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Saudi Arabia. Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

The Biden administration has put on hold two big arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates which were approved in the final weeks of the Trump administration, a State Department official told Axios.

Why it matters: The sales of F-35 jets and attack drones to the UAE and a large supply of munitions to Saudi Arabia will be paused pending a review. That signals a major policy shift from the Trump era, and may herald sharp tensions with both Gulf countries.

Trump supporter found with pipe bombs accused of plot to attack Democrats

Five improvised explosive devices that the FBI says "were fully operational and could cause great bodily harm or injury if handled improperly." Photo: FBI/Justice Department

The FBI believes California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the Bay Area headquarters of Twitter and Facebook were targets of a man facing federal explosives charges, according to a criminal complaint.

Driving the news: Prosecutors charged Ian Benjamin Rogers after finding weapons including five pipe bombs, 49 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition following a Jan. 15 search of his Napa County home and auto repair business. His alleged goal was to ensure former President Trump remained in office.

7 hours ago - Health

Fauci: COVID vaccine rollout needs to prioritize people of color

Anthony Fauci. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci highlighted the need to address racial disparities in the COVID-19 vaccination process, per an interview with The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

What he’s saying: "I think that's the one thing we really got to be careful of. We don't want in the beginning ... most of the people who are getting it are otherwise, well, middle-class white people."

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