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North Korean students browse the Internet in 2013. Photo: David Guttenfelder / AP

North Korea added a new Internet connection with Russian telecommunications company TransTeleCom, per 38 North. For the last few years, North Korea had relied on a single link from China's Unicom to access the Internet.

Why it matters: The Russian Internet link came just after the United States concluded a major denial of service attack against North Korean state hackers, as The Washington Post reported over the weekend. And it comes at a time when the U.S. is doing all it can to isolate North Korea from the outside world via sanctions — all with the specter of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election lurking in the background.

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a marathon of amendments overnight into Saturday morning.

The elusive political power of Mexican Americans

Data: Pew Research Center, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

Mexican Americans make up the nation's largest Latino group, yet they remain politically outshined by more recently arrived Cuban Americans.

Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic differences within Latino cultures in the U.S.