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Tom Steyer is leading a campaign to impeach President Trump. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Tom Steyer is a Democrat who wants Democrats to win in November, but he isn't listening to party leaders who want him to stop talking about impeachment.

Driving the news: Steyer told Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere that Democrats (like Nancy Pelosi) "have normalized this presidency" by not calling for impeachment, and he argues they're writing off younger voters in particular who largely support it.

Battle lines: Democratic leadership worries Steyer is hurting their chances of taking back the House by focusing on impeachment

  • An April poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist found 47% of Democratic voters would "definitely vote against" a Congressional candidate who wants to impeach President Trump.
  • Moderate Democratic candidates aren't even talking about President Trump on the campaign trail. And if they are, the DCCC suggests they show "a willingness to work with the President when his agenda might help the district."
  • Steyer's impeachment petition has collected 5.4 million signatures. His team told Politico that among the impeachment supports, there are approximately 10,000 voters in all 75 of NextGen America's targeted House districts, many of which are considered swing voters.

By the numbers, per Politico: Steyer has spent $40 million on nine TV ads about impeachment, he's hired more than 500 staffers across the country, and he's visiting at least 30 cities to hold impeachment town halls with voters.

Bottom line: Tom Steyer's not going anywhere — if anything, he's expanding his impeachment campaign ahead of the November election.

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Mapped: The world's most and least corrupt countries

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Data: Transparency International; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

The most corrupt governments in the world are in South Sudan, Syria and Somalia, according to Transparency International's annual index, while the "cleanest" are in Denmark, Finland and New Zealand.

  • Breaking it down: The U.S. is 27th, China 66th, India 85th, Brazil 96th and Russia 136th. Scroll over the map to see each country's ranking.

Crypto leads to massive surge in online scams

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Reproduced from FTC; Chart: Axios Visuals

Bogus cryptocurrency investments led to an unprecedented increase in online scams last year, according to new data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Why it matters: Cryptocurrency is an easy target because while it's surging in popularity, there's still a lot of confusion about how it works.

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3 hours ago - Health

New clues emerge on long COVID

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

The presence of certain autoantibodies or high amounts of coronavirus RNA in the blood could be indicators a patient has a higher chance of developing long COVID, according to a new study in the journal Cell.

  • Other factors include a person having Type 2 diabetes or the reactivation of the Epstein-Barr virus.