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Former Gov. John Kasich. Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has hinted he could mount a primary challenge to President Trump in 2020, is eyeing a jump to a cable news network like CNN or MSNBC in the coming days, CNBC reports.

Why it matters: Kasich stepped down as governor on Monday, and he's wasting no time kicking off his next act. Also on Monday, signed with United Talent Agency, which said in a release that it plans to help him "navigate the next phase of his career in civic engagement, by continuing to inspire audiences to lead purpose-driven lives of service," the AP reports.

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FBI stats show border cities are among the safest

Data: FBI, Kansas Bureau of Investigation; Note: This table includes the eight largest communities on the U.S.-Mexico border and eight other U.S. cities similar in population size and demographics; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

U.S. communities along the Mexico border are among the safest in America, with some border cities holding crime rates well below the national average, FBI statistics show.

Why it matters: The latest crime data collected by the FBI from 2019 contradicts the narrative by President Trump and others that the U.S.-Mexico border is a "lawless" region suffering from violence and mayhem.

Miriam Kramer, author of Space
19 mins ago - Science

The rise of military space powers

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Nations around the world are shoring up their defensive and offensive capabilities in space — for today's wars and tomorrow's.

Why it matters: Using space as a warfighting domain opens up new avenues for technologically advanced nations to dominate their enemies. But it can also make those countries more vulnerable to attack in novel ways.

35 mins ago - Health

Governors in the vaccine hot seat

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Governors are preparing to face one of the toughest moral choices they'll confront in office: how to allocate limited stocks of coronavirus vaccine among outsized shares of vulnerable Americans.

Why it matters: Everyone agrees health care workers need to be at the front of the line. But after that things get tricky, as New Mexico's Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham explained in an interview with Axios.