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Courtesy of T-Mobile

T-Mobile had a strong first quarter: It added 1.1 million total subscribers (including 914,000 total postpaid subscribers) and also locked down a large swatch of wireless spectrum at an FCC auction that will boost its network across the country.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere took a shot at rival Verizon, which lost 300,000 subscribers in the first quarter, even after announcing it's unlimited calling plan. "That's gotta be embarrassing after all that mic-dropping...We forced everyone to follow our move to unlimited," Legere said on the company's earnings call.

The big question: Will T-Mobile resume merger talks with Sprint — or perhaps another partner — now that the spectrum auction is over?

What to watch: The auction quiet period that prevented companies from talking about potential deals lifts Thursday. Legere said T-Mobile is "interested in looking at some of the possibilities."

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Why it matters: The existing PET brain scan test costs some people about $5,000 and often isn't covered by insurance, AP reports.

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Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden's victories

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Arizona and Wisconsin officials confirmed the presidential election results in their states, formalizing President-elect Joe Biden's victories in the key battlegrounds.

Why it matters: The moves deal yet another blow to President Trump's efforts to block or delay certification in key swing states that he lost.