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Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Attorneys representing former Trump campaign aide Michael Flynn, who briefly served as a White House national security adviser, recommended to a federal judge Tuesday that Flynn serve "a term of probation not to exceed one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, along with 200 hours of community service" for charges related to lying to federal investigators.

The details: The request comes a week after Mueller recommended no prison time for Flynn, citing his "substantial assistance" with his wide-ranging Russia investigation. In the 178-page sentencing memo, Flynn’s attorney’s made reference to his long military service, included letters of support and cited his significant cooperation with the special counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI, is facing a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. But under his plea deal, he is eligible for a sentence of zero to six months and can ask to court to waive any fine. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

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54 mins ago - World

Americans increasingly see China as an enemy

One in three Americans, and a majority of Republicans, now view China as an enemy of the United States, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

By the numbers: Just 9% of Americans consider China a "partner," while 55% see Beijing as a "competitor" and 34% as an "enemy."

Scoop: Leaked HHS docs spotlight Biden's child migrant dilemma

A group of undocumented immigrants walk toward a Customs and Border Patrol station after being apprehended. Photo: Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Fresh internal documents from the Department of Health and Human Services show how quickly the number of child migrants crossing the border is overwhelming the administration's stretched resources.

Driving the news: In the week ending March 1, the Border Patrol referred to HHS custody an average of 321 children per day, according to documents obtained by Axios. That's up from a weekly average of 203 in late January and early February — and just 47 per day during the first week of January.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
2 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Mounting emissions data paints bleak picture on Paris climate goals

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Researchers keep finding new ways to reveal that nations are together showing very few signs of getting on track to meet the Paris Agreement's goals.

One big question: That's whether a spate of recent analyses to that effect, and scientific reports coming later this year, will move the needle on meaningful new policies (not just targets).