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Good Sunday morning, and happy Mother's Day to my Mom, Barbara, out in Oregon; to all the mothers of our Axios family; and to all the moms and expectant moms who're reading AM before enjoying this amazing day. I always tell my Mom: "I'm glad you're a mother!" Thanks to all of you who made us who we are.

I'm in Chapel Hill for the graduation of Evan Allen, the oldest of my three siblings' 11 kids, from the University of North Carolina. Last night, we celebrated with his friends in the heart of the bar district, at the Dead Mule Club. Many of you have met Evan during his D.C. trips over the years, or at the conventions. It's been 18 fun years of football and lacrosse games, business classes, and late nights / early mornings around the background fire pit. His Grandma still has her "LAX GRAM" keychain.