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Situational awareness: President Trump says he's trying to find out the identity of the whistleblower, which isn't legal, and today he tweeted that House Intel Chair Adam Schiff should be arrested for treason.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
It's not exactly universities being forced to pay players, but the NCAA just lost a major battle that threatens their control over the monetization of college sports.
Why it matters: This breaks apart one of the core pillars of the NCAA’s business model — the ability to prohibit college athletes from collecting endorsement money, Axios Sports writer Kendall Baker emails.
The big picture: The NCAA has threatened to ban California schools from competing due to fears they'd have an unfair recruiting advantage.
What's next: Bills are already in their infancy in other states — including Washington state and Colorado — so this could be just the first of many dominoes to fall.
Go deeper: Sign up for Axios Sports for an in-depth look tomorrow morning.
French President Emmanuel Macron stands in front of the flag-draped coffin of late President Jacques Chirac during a national tribute ceremony in Paris.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the worst racial massacres in U.S. history, one of many acts of anti-black violence in the aftermath of World War I.
On September 30, 1919, in the town of Elaine, Arkansas, per Dr. Nan Elizabeth Woodruff in the N.Y. Times:
The bottom line: "A jury convicted 12 black men in the murders of three white men ... The 'confessions' of the black men had been secured through torture."