🏇 Good Monday morning. Wednesday is May Day. The Kentucky Derby is Saturday.
The U.S. is projected to become majority minority by 2045, Axios' Stef Kight writes:
The bottom line: "Youthful minorities are the engine of future growth," per Brookings.
National identity: Racial tension and anti-immigrant sentiment have grown.
President Trump and other politicians capitalize on polarization.
Younger voters and minorities are more likely to lean Democrat.
What to watch ... Younger generations are more likely to be biracial: People of two or more races are projected to be the fastest growing racial or ethnic group over the next several decades, according to the Census Bureau.
"[E]nabled by the largely unchecked freedoms of social media, individual extremists have launched a steady series of assaults on [sacred spaces] around the world," the WashPost's Marc Fisher, Roxana Popescu and Kayla Epstein write.
N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was shot in both hands on Saturday, and helped children escape the synagogue near San Diego:
The record-breaking $1.2 billion opening weekend for Disney's three-hour-long presentation of Marvel’s "Avengers: Endgame" shows the critical role theaters still play in a streaming age, Axios' Sara Fischer writes.
🎬 Coming attractions, from the N.Y. Times' Brooks Barnes:
Seattle is leery of its crane-filled skyline after a deadly accident Saturday, the N.Y. Times' Karen Weise writes:
The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins profiles national security adviser John Bolton, "On the Warpath":
On Venezuela, Bolton told Filkins: "The Monroe Doctrine is alive and well. ... It’s our hemisphere."
Why he matters: "With Trump’s national-security team depleted — no permanent Secretary of Defense, no Secretary of Homeland Security, no Ambassador to the United Nations — Bolton would have extraordinary latitude in a crisis."
When we met, Cohen remained outraged that he was prosecuted and Trump was not. "You are going to find me guilty of campaign finance, with McDougal or Stormy, and give me three years — really?" Cohen said. "And how come I'm the only one? I didn’t work for the campaign. I worked for him. And how come I’m the one that’s going to prison? I'm not the one that slept with the porn star."
"The New York Times ... apologized for a [Portuguese] cartoon published in the Opinion pages of its international edition that drew widespread condemnation for being anti-Semitic," The Times' Stacy Cowley writes.
Vice President Pence tweeted: "We stand with Israel and we condemn antisemitism in ALL its forms, including @nytimes political cartoons."
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Axios' Amy Harder writes from Australia in her "Harder Line" column that technologies are proliferating to enable renewables to provide energy long after the wind stops blowing or the sun stops shining.
Tesla is testing technologies in Sydney after building the world’s largest battery two years ago to address regional blackouts in South Australia.
Three of the nation's most influential activists are launching a group called Supermajority to harness women's political power, AP's Julie Pace reports.
Why it matters: The effort comes at a moment when women have emerged as perhaps the most powerful force in politics.
One runner in the 39th London Marathon had a bad time at the end, AP reports.
After several failed attempts to get under, a race steward helped him cross.
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