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Cameron Kasky at the March for Our Lives. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a co-founder of March for Our Lives, has left the group telling Fox News in an interview that "if I thought that my friends and the people I worked with couldn't do it without me I would not have done that, but alas all of our efforts looking forward looked like they didn't really need my involvement."

Why it matters: Kasky famously called out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on stage asking if he'd continue to accept campaign donations from the National Rifle Association. In the Fox interview, Kasky said he would redo the question explaining, "looking back it ticks me off so much when people do [namedrop] because then you're getting that person's name out there and making them a celebrity. Kasky cites a "lack of understanding" of other perspectives as a reason why America can't come up with a bipartisan solution to gun violence.

Go deeper: Read the full interview

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Ben Geman, author of Generate
5 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
46 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.