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Students across the country stage walkouts to protest gun violence

Students in every corner of the U.S. have designated today National Walkout Day and marched out of their classrooms to protest gun violence on American campuses.

The big picture: Students from Los Angeles to Charlottesville showed power in numbers and demanded action from lawmakers on the one-month anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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A screenshot of my Snap Maps shows hotspots around the country where students are walking out of class. Screenshot: Erica Pandey

Lancaster, Ohio

Outside the White House

Parkland, Florida

Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Swan 4 hours ago
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Bolton bombshell: the clashes to come

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John Bolton speaks at CPAC in 2016. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sources close to President Trump say he feels John Bolton, hurriedly named last night to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, will finally deliver the foreign policy the president wants — particularly on Iran and North Korea.

Why it matters: We can’t overstate how dramatic a change it is for Trump to replace H.R. McMaster with Bolton, who was U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush.

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How China became a global power of espionage

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As China’s influence spreads to every corner of the globe under President Xi Jinping, so do its spies.

Why it matters: China has the money and the ambition to build a vast foreign intelligence network, including inside the United States. Meanwhile, American intelligence-gathering on China is falling short, Chris Johnson, a former senior China analyst for the CIA who's now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, tells Axios: "We have to at least live up to [China's] expectations. And we aren't doing that."