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Sens. Mark Warner and Richard Burr. Photo: Samuel Corum / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

The Senate Intelligence Committee believes that Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee leaked text messages between a lobbyist and Sen. Mark Warner, Senate Intel's vice chair, that detailed attempts to set up a meeting with Trump-Russia dossier author Christopher Steele, per the NYT. The leak concerned Warner and Senate Intel Chair Richard Burr so much that they felt the need to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan to voice their concerns about partisan actions by their House counterparts.

Why it matters: The House Intelligence Committee, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, has been the center of a number partisan controversies surrounding the Russia investigation — most notably, the competing memos regarding alleged government surveillance abuses. Partisan rancor runs so deep internally that committee Republicans reportedly want to build a wall to separate their staff from Democratic staff.

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When Mailchimp recently agreed to be acquired by Intuit for $12 billion, we noted how it was the richest sale ever of a private bootstrapped company. Now we know more about why the Atlanta-based email marketing company never took outside funding.

The big picture: Mailchimp founder and CEO Ben Chestnut tells Axios that it was all about timing.

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Emmy award-winning journalist Julio Vaqueiro will become the new anchor of "Noticias Telemundo," the network's daily Spanish-language evening newscast, Noticias Telemundo announced Thursday.

The big picture: Vaqueiro replaces José Díaz-Balart, who is returning to MSNBC later this month to host a new show as NBC seeks to add more diverse voices to its English-language news programs.

Al Gore's Climate TRACE finds vast undercounts of emissions

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A high-tech independent effort to track greenhouse gas emissions from every country, industrial facility and power plant announced its first results on Monday.

Why it matters: Climate TRACE utilizes satellite data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to determine greenhouse gas emissions globally. It aims usher in an era of "radical transparency" and a more enforceable climate agreement by giving nonprofits, governments and the UN actionable intelligence to track and crack down on polluters.