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Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The House passed a resolution Thursday 407-23 condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry, following a week in which questions about how to respond to Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) controversial comments on Israel threatened to divide the Democratic caucus.

The big picture: Tensions over the resolution, which was briefly delayed, reportedly ran high in an emergency meeting called by Pelosi on Wednesday — with some Democrats claiming that Omar had been unfairly singled out. Rep. Elliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and one of the Democrats who harshly condemned Omar's comments, voted for the resolution but said on the House floor: "I am very disappointed we weren't able to have a separate resolution that condemns anti-Semitism."

  • During her weekly press conference, Pelosi stressed that the resolution does not mention Omar's name: "It's not about her, it's about these forms of hatred. ... I feel confident that her words were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude, but that she didn't have a full appreciation for how they landed on other people. ... These words have a history and a cultural impact that might have been unknown to her."
  • 23 Republicans voted against the resolution, while Rep. Steve King — who himself has been accused of racism — voted "present."

Go deeper: Read the resolution

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Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

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Bernie Madoff, a former investor sentenced to 150 years in prison for perpetrating the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, died Wednesday at age 82, AP reports.

The big picture: Madoff pleaded guilty in 2009 to a multibillion-dollar scheme that investigators said began in the 1970s and defrauded as many as 37,000 people in 136 countries — including high-profile victims like Steven Spielberg, former New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon and actor Kevin Bacon, according to CNBC.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
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John Kerry and China's long road ahead on climate

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Brian Snyder/AFP via Getty Images

Yes, special climate envoy John Kerry's really in China and no, don't look for a huge breakthrough between the world's two largest carbon-emitting nations.

Driving the news: The State Department yesterday announced Kerry's visit this week, confirming plans that began emerging Saturday.

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Coinbase president Emilie Choi on mainstreaming crypto

Coinbase plans to go public on Wednesday, in a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency industry.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Coinbase president and COO Emilie Choi about how she thinks about crypto, why Coinbase eschewed a traditional IPO and if we’re ever going to use bitcoin to buy a cup of coffee.