Gallagher walks into military court with his wife Andrea Gallagher on June 21, 2019. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Navy veteran and SEAL platoon leader Edward Gallagher was found not guilty of first-degree murder and war crimes on Tuesday, but he was convicted of posing with the corpse of a teenage captive ISIS fighter, the New York Times reports.

The big picture: President Trump faced criticism — particularly from veterans — for considering pardoning Gallagher, among other service members accused of war crimes. Gallagher was acquitted of attempted murder of Iraqi civilians and was expected be freed Tuesday, as he's served more than his maximum sentence in pretrial confinement. His defense team said afterward justice had been served, Fox News video shows.

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Coronavirus surge is sinking consumer confidence

Data: Hamilton Place Strategies, CivicScience; Chart: Axios Visuals

The rise in coronavirus cases in certain parts of the U.S. is stunting confidence across the country, a crop of new reports show.

Driving the news: After stalling during the previous two-week period, overall economic sentiment declined for the first time in two months, according to the Economic Sentiment Index, a biweekly survey from data firm CivicScience and Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS).

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: Obama: Trump is "jealous of COVID's media coverage."
  2. Health: Mask mandates help control the rise in coronavirus hospitalizations. Hospitals face a crush.
  3. Business: Coronavirus testing is a windfall. Winter threat spurs new surge of startup activity.
  4. Media: Pandemic causes TV providers to lose the most subscribers ever.
  5. World: Putin mandates face masks.

The GOP's monstrous math problem

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Republicans, win or lose next week, face a big — and growing — math problem.

The state of play: They're relying almost exclusively on a shrinking demographic (white men), living in shrinking areas (small, rural towns), creating a reliance on people with shrinking incomes (white workers without college degrees) to survive.