Apr 5, 2017

Tillerson is heading to Moscow next week

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on April 12, the State Department announced on Wednesday.

Topics: Syria, North Korea, Ukraine, fighting terrorism and bilateral relations.

Why it matters: Trump and Russia always matters. But this meeting comes after the deadly chemical weapon attack on civilians in Syria, which killed at least 10 children. The U.K. and the U.S. have blamed the attack on the Assad regime. Russia — which supports Assad — claimed it was a regime airstrike that hit a chemical weapons factory on the ground.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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