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FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint deal

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The T-Mobile logo is seen outside a shop in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images

The FCC formally approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, with both Democrats at the commission voting against the deal Wednesday.

Why it matters: The companies needed federal approval of the merger from the FCC. The approval from the expert agency in the space could aid the wireless companies as they fight a lawsuit from a coalition of states determined to block the merger.

Timeline: The major developments in the college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

In what Department of Justice prosecutors have called the biggest admissions scam in U.S. history, parents allegedly bribed coaches and paid for forged standardized tests in a conspiracy to get their children admitted to elite American colleges.

Driving the news: Actress Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison in Northern California to begin her 14-day prison sentence on Tuesday, according to NBC.