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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

It's not every day that Senators Susan Collins and Mike Lee have the same opinion on policy, but the Congressional Budget Office estimate on the impact of the House Obamacare repeal and replacement bill made them feel the same way: Concerned.

It's not just them. Most GOP senators asked about the estimate that 24 million people will lose their coverage told reporters they're not finished reading the CBO report. But some had things to say, none of them good.

  • Lee: "I have some concerns with the bill. They have not been eliminated by the CBO report."
  • Collins: "The topline numbers are alarming on the loss of coverage."
  • Sen. Steve Daines: "Better is possible."
  • Sen. Ron Johnson: "Interesting, wasn't it?"

What to watch: What happens to the bill in the House. Unless leadership has some magic solution up their sleeves, this bill is very, very unlikely to pass in the Senate, despite the current plan to take the House-passed bill directly to the Senate floor (if and when the bill passes the House). It's even unclear how it will fare with moderates in the House, who don't come back into town until later this week.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly bombing in southern Afghanistan

The mosque after the explosion in southern Kandahar province on Oct. 15. Photo: Murteza Khaliqi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a massive blast that tore through a crowded Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, killing at least 47 people and injuring dozens more, AP reports.

Why it matters: Friday's attack was the deadliest to strike Afghanistan since the U.S. withdrew its troops from the region and is the second major attack on a Shiite mosque in a week, underscoring the Taliban's growing security threat from other militant groups.

New wave of strikes will test worker power

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Thousands of John Deere workers hit the picket line this week after the union smacked down a new worker contract from the farm and equipment maker.

Why it matters: There’s a wave of worker angst spreading across the country. They wield new power that’s come with a historic worker shortage.

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The smart city comes of age

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Better sensors, more intelligent AI, and the coming wave of 5G wireless could finally fulfill the promise of the smart city.

Why it matters: How we organize, run and power our cities will be increasingly important in the years ahead, as urbanization expands and the damaging effects of climate change compound.