Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 467 words, a 2-minute read.
Situational awareness: The Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates by .5% — a large amount — in an emergency response to the spread of coronavirus.
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It's no Nixon to China moment, but President Trump made history today with what is apparently the first presidential phone call with a top Taliban leader.
Why it matters: The prospect of a peaceful end to America's longest war is on the line.
What they're saying:
The big picture: The deal Trump struck with the Taliban will not bring peace to the country anytime soon, Pentagon leaders acknowledged yesterday.
The bottom line: That larger deal looks a long way off, Axios World editor Dave Lawler tells me.
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At least 22 are believed dead in Tennessee after tornadoes tore across the state last night.
The rise of back-seat driver apps — which let parents know if their kids are speeding — is apparently backfiring on some parents, the WSJ reports.
"In one recent week, her instances of phone usage while driving totaled 120 while his numbered 28. 'That’s terrible,'" she told the Journal.