Situational awareness: The FBI has obtained Michael Cohen's secretly-recorded audio of a conversation with President Trump about potential payments to a Playboy playmate.
Colleges are increasingly turning to ways to help potential students afford tuition sticker shock, including what's known as "income share agreements," the AP's David Jordan reports.
Why it matters: The student loan crisis is real, and only getting worse — with spillover effects on the broader economy.
The other side: "But because employment and salary determine repayment, it’s possible providers could be seen as discriminating against recipients who choose lower-paying professions."
This year's Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival in China features 50+ works by sand sculptors from eight countries.
Photo illustration: Axios Visuals
New relevance/resonance after this epic week ... "The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age," by David E. Sanger, N.Y. Times national security correspondent and nuclear weapons expert (Crown):
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