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Evan Vucci / AP

Spicer kicked off today's briefing with a strong defense of the GOP's new healthcare bill, noting that he hopes Thursday's vote will help make this "the last anniversary" of the Obamacare law. Spicer also stated that Trump walked away from his meeting on Capitol Hill this morning feeling "optimistic" about the vote. Other takeaways:

  • Republican vote on new healthcare bill: "We're going to make sure we remember those that stood by us," said Spicer. As for those that vote against it? "I think they'll pay a price at home."
  • Ban on large electronics on some foreign airlines: The move was in response to "elevated intelligence" that indicates a continued threat from terrorists.
  • Will Trump address his wiretap claims, as he said he would? "Let's see how the week goes."

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Three people dead and six others are wounded after a shooting at a high school in Michigan according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Driving the news: The alleged shooter was a 15-year-old sophomore at Oxford High School and has been arrested, per police.

Fed signals it could yank economic support quicker as inflation sticks around

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a hearing before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee today. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Federal Reserve will consider pulling back economic support sooner "as the threat of persistently high inflation has grown," chair Jerome Powell said during a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Why it matters: This is the biggest signal yet the Fed is backing away from its stance that soaring prices would be fleeting — a change that could shift its policies that underpin the economy.

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Updated 4 hours ago - Economy & Business

Crypto meets the real world

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

The two largest countries in the world seem intent on effectively banning their citizens from participating in crypto, which poses a serious threat to the crypto agenda.

Why it matters: The crypto world is global — but the real world is fragmented into nation-states, each of which claims control of what happens within its borders.