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After nearly $1 billion was promised by wealthy French families to swiftly restore the Notre Dame Cathedral that went up in flames last Monday, Yellow Vest protesters convened for the 23rd consecutive week, setting the streets ablaze, denouncing the hypocrisy of the elite and disappointment with the government for letting the country's working-class to struggle, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Details: Nearly 9,000 people rallied, using the week's tragedy as a platform and gathering for what began as a peaceful protest, but became violent as the activists smashed windows, set cars on fire and clashed with officers, reports Al-Jazeera. Parisian authorities used water cannons, stun grenades and tear gas, detaining 137 people by early afternoon and spot-checking more than 14,000 people. 

Go deeper: French cities ban yellow vest protests after Champs-Élysées violence

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Biden adviser Cedric Richmond sees first-term progress on reparations

Illustration: "Axios on HBO"

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond told "Axios on HBO" that it's "doable" for President Biden to make first-term progress on breaking down barriers for people of color, while Congress studies reparations for slavery.

Why it matters: Biden said on the campaign trail that he supports creation of a commission to study and develop proposals for reparations — direct payments for African-Americans.

Cyber CEO: Next war will hit regular Americans online

Any future real-world conflict between the United States and an adversary like China or Russia will have direct impacts on regular Americans because of the risk of cyber attack, Kevin Mandia, CEO of cybersecurity company FireEye, tells "Axios on HBO."

What they're saying: "The next conflict where the gloves come off in cyber, the American citizen will be dragged into it, whether they want to be or not. Period."

Cedric Richmond: We won't wait on GOP for "insufficient" stimulus

Top Biden adviser Cedric Richmond told "Axios on HBO" the White House believes it has bipartisan support for a stimulus bill outside the Beltway.

  • "If our choice is to wait and go bipartisan with an insufficient package, we are not going to do that."

The big picture: The bill will likely undergo an overhaul in the Senate after House Democrats narrowly passed a stimulus bill this weekend, reports Axios' Kadia Goba.