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Protesters in downtown Los Angeles prepare to release a "Comrade Trump" balloon at a demonstration in support of President Trump's impeachment. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters rallied across the U.S. Tuesday evening to call for President Trump's removal from office, on the eve of the full House vote on impeachment articles.

The big picture: A coalition of liberal groups including MoveOn.org and Indivisible organized the events, which 200,000 people had pledged to attend, according to the "Impeach and Remove" protest movement website. Trump Republican primary challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld attended the Boston rally, per the Boston Herald.

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Anti-Trump protesters in New York City's Times Square. Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for MoveOn.or
Event organizer Steven Rapport leads fellow protesters while dressed as founding father Alexander Hamilton during a demonstration in San Francisco. Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters dressed as Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a pro-impeachment rally in Dayton. Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Protesters gather at Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
A Trump supporter counters pro-impeachment protesters in Dayton. Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
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Institutionalizing Trumpism

Protesters supporting Donald Trump march down Fifth Avenue in March. Photo: John Minchillo/AP

Republican officials are rendering an unequivocal verdict: They want to cement former President Trump's politics and policies into the foundation of the GOP for many years to come.

Why it matters: The debate over Trump's post-election hold on the GOP is over — it has gotten stronger since the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

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1 hour ago - Technology

Epic's long game against Apple

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Epic's Apple lawsuit is costing the company dearly, but the game developer has its eye on a valuable long-term goal: prying tomorrow's virtual worlds loose from the grip of app store proprietors like Apple.

Between the lines: Epic isn't spending a fortune in legal fees and foregoing a ton of revenue just to shave some costs off in-app purchases on today's phones. Rather, it's planning for a future of creating virtual universes via augmented and virtual reality — without having to send a big chunk of their economies to Apple or Google.

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The race to avoid a possible "monster" COVID variant

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

Slow global COVID-19 vaccination rates are raising concerns that worse variants of the coronavirus could be percolating, ready to rip into the world before herd immunity can diminish their impact.

Why it matters: The U.S. aims to at least partially vaccinate 70% of adults by July 4, a move expected to accelerate the current drop of new infections here. But variants are the wild card, and in a global pandemic where only about 8% of all people have received one dose, the virus will continue mutating unabated.

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