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Some students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and survivors from Arapahoe and Aurora during the Vote for Our Lives event in Littleton, Colorado. Photo: Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Parkland student activists voted for the first time in the 2018 midterm elections.

Why it matters: The turnout rate among young voters in the nation's largest swing state could be a glimpse of what's to come across the country in November.

The backdrop: A recent analysis by TargetSmart found that ongoing voter outreach efforts have already increased voter registration among people 29 and younger across battleground states following the February 14 shooting.

  • In Florida, voters between the ages of 18-29 made up 26.23% of all new voter registrations before the Feb. 14 high school massacre. Almost three months after the shooting, they made up 34.22% of all new voter registrations in the state.
  • The Parkland activists have rallied for tighter gun control laws and had their first tangible opportunity to make a difference on primary night.

Be smart: Young people typically don't vote in significant numbers, especially in midterm elections. But if they do, they have the potential to shape the outcome of the Tuesday night’s primaries and the midterm elections — they're the largest voting bloc this year.

What they're saying:

Go deeper: First look: Harvard poll sees wave of young voters this fall; Youth voter registration spiked in battleground states after Parkland shooting

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The week the Trump show ended

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Donald Trump was eclipsed in media attention last week by President Biden for the first time since Trump took office, according to viewership data on the internet, on social media and on cable news.

Why it matters: After Trump crowded out nearly every other news figure and topic for five years, momentum of the new administration took hold last week and the former president retreated, partly by choice and partly by being forced off the big platforms.

Pay TV's bleak post-pandemic outlook

Data: eMarketer; Chart: Axios Visuals

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the Pay-TV industry, and with the near-term future of live sports in question, there are no signs of it getting better in 2021.

Why it matters: The fraught Pay-TV landscape is forcing some smaller, niche cable channels out of business altogether.

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Biden sets his sights on China

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images  

The new administration's first few moves and statements on China suggest that President Biden may continue some of the Trump era's most assertive policies.

Why it matters: China's severe domestic repression, its dramatic rise as a technological superpower, and its increasingly aggressive actions around the globe mean that the world expects the American president to take action.