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Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a fundraiser in Montgomery, Ala. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with senior members of the Trump campaign in March 2016, said Donald Trump Jr. suggested during the meeting that if his father were to win the election, the administration would be willing to review a 2012 law sanctioning Moscow. In an interview published Monday by Bloomberg, Veselnitskaya also said Trump Jr. had asked for written evidence that illegal funds went to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Why it matters: Veselnitskaya said she is willing to tell these and other things to the Senate Judiciary Committee if her testimony is made public, and said she'd also be willing to testify before Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Her interview adds another layer to the already controversial Trump Tower meeting, which has played a key role in the Russia investigation.

Key quote: Veselnitskaya said Trump Jr. told her: "Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it.'"

Trump Jr. was allegedly referring to the Magnitsky Act, which blacklisted many prominent Russian officials for the murder of a Russian tax accountant who accused the Kremlin of corruption. "I understand our side may have messed up, but it'll take a long time to get to the bottom of it."

Go deeper: Untangling the web of Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting... Mueller seeks phone records on first Trump Jr.-Russia statement

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Poll: U.S. leadership approval rebounds from Trump low

A Gallup report published Tuesday found approval of United States leadership in 46 countries and territories hit 49% — up from 30% at the end of Donald Trump's presidency, and matching former President Obama's first year (2009).

Why it matters: Biden's efforts to reengage with the international community following the Trump administration appear to be improving the global approval ratings for U.S. leadership, though this poll does not take into account the withdrawal from Afghanistan in August.

These technologies could bring America to net zero emissions by 2050

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The newest section of a project from Third Way, the Bipartisan Policy Project and Clean Air Task Force examines how energy breakthroughs could accelerate America's transition to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Why it matters: The report chapter, provided first to Axios, is part of a broader effort known as the Decarb America Research Initiative, which explores the best ways to move the U.S. toward a net zero carbon emissions future by 2050.

"No-code" miracle for startups

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Data: Interactive Advertising Bureau; Table: Axios Visuals

The U.S. has reached a tipping point in its shift from the industrial economy — one that relied on the buildout of hardware — to an information economy that relies on the transfer, storage and implementation of data, according to a new report.

Why it matters: This shift towards a data and information-based economy has allowed more businesses to establish themselves and scale quickly and at a very low cost. As such, the number of jobs created by the commercial internet has more than tripled since 2012.