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Joe Biden at the presidential primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told CNN on Saturday he's going "all in" to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president after thinking "long and hard" about who to support.

Why it matters: It's another boost for Biden and his campaign after he was projected to win the South Carolina Democratic primary and ahead of Super Tuesday. Virginia is a key state in those polls.

What he's saying: "For me, it's about beating Donald Trump and it's an electability issue," McAuliffe told CNN. "Joe Biden has the best chance of winning Virginia in the general election."

Go deeper: Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary

Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from McAuliffe and more context.

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Ben Geman, author of Generate
4 mins ago - Economy & Business

Tesla's wild rise and European plan

Tesla's market capitalization blew past $500 billion for the first time Tuesday.

Why it matters: It's just a number, but kind of a wild one. Consider, via CNN: "Tesla is now worth more than the combined market value of most of the world's major automakers: Toyota, Volkswagen, GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and its merger partner PSA Group."

Dave Lawler, author of World
45 mins ago - World

China's Xi Jinping congratulates Biden on election win

Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to President-elect Biden on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election victory, according to the Xinhua state news agency.

Why it matters: China's foreign ministry offered Biden a belated, and tentative, congratulations on Nov. 13, but Xi had not personally acknowledged Biden's win. The leaders of Brazil, Mexico and Russia are among the very few leaders still declining to congratulate Biden.

Kendall Baker, author of Sports
2 hours ago - Sports

College basketball is back

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A new season of college basketball begins Wednesday, and the goal is clear: March Madness must be played.

Why it matters: On March 12, 2020, the lights went out on college basketball, depriving teams like Baylor (who won our tournament simulation), Dayton, San Diego State and Florida State of perhaps their best chance to win a national championship.