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New sealed criminal charges filed in Mueller probe

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Robert Mueller at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty Images

New criminal charges have been filed in Bob Mueller’s case on Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, according to sealed court records Reuters has reportedly viewed. The Special Counsel's office declined comment to Axios.

What it means: The one-page document was included in a binder that is updated with new criminal charges, which could signal that Mueller’s office has just filed a superseding indictment replacing the indictment issued last year, reports Reuters. It is also possible this adds a new defendant to the charges filed in October, according to Politico. The judge can unseal the file if someone files a motion to do so.

Background: Manafort and Gates were indicted on money laundering charges and for failing to register as foreign agents last October. Both pleaded not guilty.

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D.C.'s March for our Lives: "The voters are coming"

Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives.
Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives. Photo: Axios' Stef Kight.

D.C.'s March for our Lives event is expected to see more than half a million participants.

Why it matters: While D.C. is the primary march, there are hundreds of others around the world and across the country. Led by students, the march is "to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address" gun issues, per the organization's mission statement.

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America's delayed backlash to globalization

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

The backlash to globalization is coming "at exactly the wrong time," the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: President Trump's new tariffs, on steel and aluminum and most recently against China, are working to "re-set the terms of the global economy," the NYT reports. But the globalization the world is seeing today is not focused on goods and services, but "greater connectivity and communication."