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Here's how fast America is changing: By the time today’s teenagers hit their 30s, there will be — for the first time ever — more minorities than whites, more old people than children, and more people practicing Islam than Judaism.
Axios' Stef Kight unpacks the big, inexorable changes to expect:
How we look: We'll be older and less white.
What we believe: Islam will surpass Judaism as the second most popular religion in the U.S. by 2040, according to the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project.
Where we live: The vast majority of the U.S. population (87%) will live in urban areas, according to UN projections.
How we live: We'll be wealthier and healthier than ever.
President Trump has a penchant for ganging up on the "mainstream media," but lately his attacks have spread to ganging up on any information gatekeeper — from Big Tech platforms to newscasters on his favorite network, writes Axios' Sara Fischer.
Why it matters: Trump has spent years shooting the messenger. But as his presidency rolls on, so do his grievances against any information platform that may, at some point, work against his interests:
Between the lines: The administration has pushed to undermine key White House press traditions that are meant to bring more information to the public.
Be smart ... As CNN's Oliver Darcy said on "Reliable Sources," part of the strategy is to make middle Americans think they're under attack by elitist institutions:
Amid the fracas over immigration, China trade and a Green New Deal, Americans — crossing age, party and gender — are united in what they really care about, according to a new poll: health care.
Above: Lori Lightfoot (right) — Chicago's first black female mayor and first openly gay mayor — is congratulated by her wife, Amy Eshleman, after being sworn in yesterday.
Below: Pete Buttigieg is introduced by his husband, Chasten, at a fundraiser yesterday at the Wynwood Walls street-art center in Miami.
"The fight over President Trump’s systematic stonewalling of Congress escalated on two fronts," per the N.Y. Times:
Rescuers talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower without protection, forcing the evacuation of 2,500 visitors, Reuters reports:
Gene Sperling, economic adviser to Presidents Clinton and Obama, will be out in 2020 with "Economic Dignity," a "big-picture vision of why dignity must be our North Star for charting our economic future." (Penguin Press, Robert Barnett)
"Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, a Georgetown Law graduate, told George Washington University graduates to treasure "your obstacles, your broken places, the spots where you’ve healed":
You will come to a time when you say: I'm so glad that thing I feared or dreaded happened, because I would not be me without it. I wouldn’t not have learned compassion, or empathy, I would not have known the determination or grit deep within.
And I promise you this, you will come to a time when you say: "Thank goodness, I did not get that thing I once wanted more than anything."
Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza, per AP:
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