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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has rejected Trump's assertions that he wants to roll back the banking regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, noting how they protect the economy from running up another crisis, The Washington Post reports.

Quick reaction: Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.com senior economic analyst said her comments will "not largely influence ... minds in the Congress."

Why it matters: This disagreement sets the most powerful banking regulator — whose term is ending soon — very much apart from Trump, and as the NYT's Binyamin Appelbaum put it, "If Janet Yellen Goes, the Fed's Current Policy Might Go With Her." This might push Trump to lean more towards his national economic council director, Gary Cohn, to fill the role, although Cohn's comments earlier Friday about Trump's Charlottesville comments are also likely to spark some tension.

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First look: Mayors press Biden on immigration

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A coalition of nearly 200 mayors and county executives is challenging Joe Biden and the incoming Congress to adopt a progressive immigration agenda that would give everyone a pathway to citizenship.

Why it matters: The group's goals, set out in a white paper released today, seem to fall slightly to the left of what the president-elect plans to propose on Inauguration Day — though not far — and come at a time of intense national polarization over immigration.

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Demand for coronavirus vaccines is outstripping supply

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Now that nearly half of the U.S. population could be eligible for coronavirus vaccines, America is facing the problem experts thought we’d have all along: demand for the vaccine is outstripping supply.

Why it matters: The Trump administration’s call for states to open up vaccine access to all Americans 65 and older and adults with pre-existing conditions may have helped massage out some bottlenecks in the distribution process, but it’s also led to a different kind of chaos.

Woman who allegedly stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell to Russia is arrested

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A woman accused of breaching the Capitol and planning to sell to Russia a laptop or hard drive she allegedly stole from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was arrested in Pennsylvania's Middle District Monday, the Department of Justice said.

Driving the news: Riley June Williams, 22, is charged with illegally entering the Capitol as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct. She has not been charged over the laptop allegation and the case remains under investigation, per the DOJ.