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Kasim Reed conceded his bid to become Atlanta's next mayor. Reed served as mayor from 2010 to 2018. Photo: Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

Two days after the Nov. 3 election, Kasim Reed ended his comeback campaign to become Atlanta’s next mayor.

Driving the news: The former mayor congratulated City Council President Felicia Moore and Councilman Andre Dickens, who both received enough votes to advance to the Nov. 30 runoff.

  • Reed, who had been widely considered a frontrunner, came in third place by about 600 votes.

Reed promised to remain active in the city.

  • “Although my campaign was unsuccessful, I still believe our city’s future is brightest as one that is united,” he said in a prepared statement posted on social media.
Screenshot: Twitter

State of play: Moore received 40.8% of Tuesday’s vote, followed by Dickens with 23.% and Reed with 22.4%, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • Reed, who served as mayor from 2010 to 2018, campaigned on cracking down on the recent spike in crime.

The intrigue: Reed won his first mayoral race against Mary Norwood by about 600 votes.

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Everything you wanted to know about Andre Dickens

A portrait of the mayor-elect as a young man (high schooler, to be specific). Photo courtesy of Mustafa Davis

Atlanta’s 61st Mayor may be unfamiliar to some. Here’s what you need to know about Andre Dickens, according to colleagues, friends and former classmates.

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Massage, facial, pedicure... intravenous drip?

A salon on the Upper East Side of New York that offers IV drip therapies. Photo: Jennifer A. Kingson/Axios

IV drips — the kind you might get if you're rushed to the hospital — are trending as a spa treatment, thanks in part to endorsements by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Madonna.

Why it matters: Like other "wellness" trends with a whiff of medical imprimatur, IV nutrient drips can be harmless or mildly restorative — or go awry, particularly in the wrong hands.

U.S. sounds alarm on Ukraine

Conscripts line up at a Russian railway station yesterday before departing for Army service. Photo: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

The Biden administration is "deeply concerned" by new intelligence — detailed for Axios and other outlets — showing Russia stepping up preparations to invade Ukraine as soon as early 2022.

Why it matters: Most of this was known from public sources and satellite imagery, but the administration is sending a stronger signal by releasing specific details from the intelligence community.

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