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ICYMI: The White House yesterday said out loud what's become increasingly clear — there won't be a deal with California on vehicle emissions and mileage rules that federal officials are moving to weaken. The LA Times has more here, and Axios writes on California's wider battle with President Trump here.

And, this week marked a pair of Steely Dan milestones: the Feb. 20 birthday of the late Walter Becker and the 45-year anniversary of the release of "Pretzel Logic," which provides today's intro track...