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Take the weekend to catch up on some of Axios' best stories from the week:

  1. Mike Allen got the inside scoop on the West Wing's attempts to discredit a NYTimes article.
  2. We played Go Fish with 12 cards that explain the populist movement consuming Europe.
  3. We rounded up all of the Russian diplomats who have been dying unexpectedly...
  4. We studied the Yin and Yang of Trump's brain
  5. The Sessions situation got sticky... we tracked all of the top lawmakers who want him out.
  6. We took a closer look at the Stephens, the ministers of Trump's truths.
  7. Stock markets have gone bananas for Trump so far, we looked at why that's likely to change.
  8. Snap went public... it was quite the spectacle.
  9. We highlighted the 12 things that mattered in Trump's Tuesday address.
  10. We got a hold of the leaked draft of the Obamacare repeal and replace plan... and broke it down into one fancy chart.

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How Trump's push to reopen schools could backfire

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Trump administration’s full-steam-ahead push to fully reopen schools this fall is on a collision course with the U.S.' skyrocketing coronavirus caseload and its decades-long neglect of public education.

Why it matters: Getting kids back to school is of paramount importance for children and families, especially low-income ones. But the administration isn’t doing much to make this safer or more feasible.

Coronavirus squeezes the "sandwich generation"

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

As the coronavirus poses risks and concerns for the youngest and oldest Americans, the generations in the middle are buckling under the increasing strain of having to take care of both.

Why it matters: People that make up the so-called sandwich generations are typically in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and in their prime working years. The increasing family and financial pressures on these workers means complications for employers, too.

Why Scranton matters again in 2020

Biden and Clinton visit Biden's childhood home in Scranton in 2016. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The hometown of Joe Biden and "The Office" is polishing its perennial status as a guidepost for the nation's political mood.

Driving the news: Biden returns to Scranton, Pa., today with a campaign stop just outside the city limits at a metalworking plant, where he'll deliver remarks on a plan to create jobs and "help America build back better."