Good morning. Today's Smart Brevity word count is 767 words, ~3 minutes.

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📷 Coming Sunday at 6pm: "Axios on HBO" heads to Italy for an interview with former White House chief of strategy Steve Bannon and an exclusive look inside his monastery. Tune in!

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