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Donald Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen. Photo: Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brought her resignation letter with her when she met President Trump in the White House residence yesterday afternoon, top sources tell Axios.
Nielsen had been on the outs with some in the West Wing for at least six months, top officials tell us.
Be smart: Nielsen's departure empowers White House hardliner Stephen Miller.
Go deeper: Read the resignation letter.
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios
A new plan for regulations released by the U.K.. government today puts legal responsibility on tech companies for any harmful or unlawful content that appears on their properties, Axios' Sara Fischer writes.
Why it matters: While the law only extends to the treatment of content within the U.K., it could have major implications for how tech companies operate and are regulated globally.
What's new: "Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is ... surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination," AP's Juana Summers and Julie Pace write.
Why it matters: "He now carries the weight of high expectations and will face heightened scrutiny over everything from the cost and feasibility of his government-funded policy proposals to his tax returns, which he has not yet released."
Twenty-five years after the start of a genocide in Rwanda that killed 800,000 in 100 days, prisoners listen during a commemoration in the capital, Kigali.
Some Democratic candidates are adding Fox News to their campaign stops, Axios' Sara Fischer and Neal Rothschild report.
Sanders said Friday on "The Daily Show": "[I]t is important to distinguish Fox News from the many millions of people who watch Fox News.
Go deeper: See which Dems have been on Fox.
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking publicly for the first time about a new chapter in his half-century history with Vietnam, tells Axios' Amy Harder about his effort to get the country off coal-fired power.
Kerry has been working on this since he left government in 2017.
What’s next: Kerry’s meeting in Boston with a Vietnamese delegation, where he hopes to inch closer to an official deal.
On social media and in the sky, anonymous short sellers monitor Tesla for signs of problems — and hope for a payday, the L.A. Times' Russ Mitchell reports:
Facebook has spent 18 months preparing for elections in India, which will be staggered over seven weeks, beginning Thursday and concluding May 19.
Ajit Mohan, Facebook's India managing director and vice president, India, writes in a blog post:
David Axelrod is making his popular podcast, "The Axe Files," exclusive to Luminary, which has raised $100 million and plans to launch a paid platform with ad-free podcasts, starting with 25 shows the week of April 23.
Axelrod told me, as he headed to El Paso to interview Beto O'Rourke, that the podcast is a return to his roots as a political reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
How one word can spark an online frenzy ... Netflix yesterday posted on its social media channels a yellow background with the word "Homecoming," per AP.
The font and color were the same as Beyonce's at Coachella.
Beyonce last year launched a scholarship program dubbed the Homecoming Scholars Award Program.