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Axios EVP Tim Berry, left, talks with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; Rob Groulx / Axios

Axios hosted Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and House Transportation Chair Bill Shuster on Tuesday at "The Journey from Route 66: A Conversation on America's Infrastructure" to discuss infrastructure investments. In case you missed it...

  • Shuster sees Trump's infrastructure bill as a "sweet chaser" in order to get Democrats on board for other GOP initiatives like healthcare.
  • Shuster's infrastructure timeline: "We have not developed a plan, we're still waiting to get a few people in the right places in the administration." He hopes it'll be in place next spring ahead of the 2018 midterms.
  • McAuliffe's message to "one-man wrecking crew" President Trump: "Don't build walls, take walls down. 95% of the world's customers live outside America….You gotta go where the customers are, you can't put walls up. Tear them down."
  • McAuliffe's goals for the future: Invest in Metro and high-speed rail since "we have to get cars off the roads."

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  3. Vaccine: Florida requiring proof of residency to get vaccine — CDC extends interval between vaccine doses for exceptional cases.
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DOJ: Capitol rioter threatened to "assassinate" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Supporters of former President Trump storm the U.S. Captiol on Jan. 6. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A Texas man who has be charged with storming the U.S. Capitol in the deadly Jan. 6 siege posted death threats against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the Department of Justice said.

The big picture: Garret Miller faces five charges in connection to the riot by supporters of former President Trump, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and making threats. According to court documents, Miller posted violent threats online the day of the siege, including tweeting “Assassinate AOC.”

Schumer calls for IG probe into alleged plan by Trump, DOJ lawyer to oust acting AG

Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference in October. Photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP via Getty Images.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for the Justice Department inspector general to investigate an alleged plan by former President Trump and a DOJ lawyer to remove the acting attorney general and replace him with someone more willing to investigate unfounded claims of election fraud.

Driving the news: The New York Times first reported Friday that the lawyer, Jeffrey Clark, allegedly devised "ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. [Jeffrey] Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark."

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