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"In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class [yesterday] to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida," AP reports.

Why it matters: "The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their demonstrations over social media."

Here's how yesterday looked on Snapchat's "Snap Maps," which shows Snaps (videos) from around the world. Photo: Sara Fischer's Snapchat

Peter Hamby, host of Snapchat's "Good Luck America," tweeted:

  • "What America is finally understanding is that young people, teens especially, talk through pictures. Images are the vernacular. They’re so good at this because it’s how they’ve been communicating most of their lives."
  • "We are witnessing a political case study unfold in real time. Everyone in Washington should be paying attention."
A closeup view of South Florida yesterday on "Snap Maps." Photo: Reid Kellam's Snapchat

Go deeper: Details and photos from yesterday's walkouts

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1pm the day after the article is transmitted.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Private equity bets on delayed tax reform in Biden administration

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.