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One day after Super Tuesday, people close to President Trump said they aren't yet convinced Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee — but that if he is, they're preparing to start hitting him again with attacks over his son Hunter's paid work and his dealings with Ukraine.

Why it matters: Top Democrats told Axios in the fall that they worried the controversy over Ukraine would drag Biden down, and polling showed his favorability and national and state leads declining as impeachment and questions about his son wore on.

  • If he succeeds in regaining and holding front-runner status, Trumpworld plans to make sure no one forgets the family baggage.

What we're hearing: "Just because the media has moved on doesn’t mean it’s gone,” one source close to the president told Axios.

  • Tying Biden's vice presidency to his son's paid work began to make him "damaged goods," this person said.
  • "Now, all of a sudden, he’s healed?"

The big picture: Trump campaign officials say they think the Democratic primary race is "far from over."

  • “Anybody who tells you they know how this will end is fooling you,” one said.
  • Trump and his supporters plan to paint the Democratic Party as socialist no matter who wins the nomination, the official said, because Sanders "made them talk about free health care" and other big-government ideas. “Whether or not Bernie is the opponent, his issues are on the ballot.”

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Prosecutor: Fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. was "justified"

Khalil Ferebee (C), the son of Andrew Brown Jr., and attorneys Bakari Sellers (L) and Harry Daniel (R) at a May 11 news conference in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

A North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday that the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies last month, was "tragic" but "justified," due to the immediate threat officers believed Brown posed.

Why it matters: The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into Brown's death. Police in Elizabeth City shot him five times, including in the back of his head, according to an independent autopsy report released by family attorneys last month.

McCarthy comes out against bipartisan deal on Jan. 6 commission

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will oppose a bipartisan deal announced last week that would form a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, his office announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: McCarthy's opposition to the deal, which was negotiated by the top Republican and Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, underscores the internal divisions that continue to plague the GOP in the wake of Jan. 6.

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Beijing's antitrust push poses a problem for Western regulators

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The Chinese government's anti-monopoly machinery presents a major challenge to U.S. and European regulators, a new book argues.

Why it matters: China's huge markets are attracting investment from multinational corporations and shaping the behavior of its own globe-trotting companies — giving international heft to the country's idiosyncratic antitrust enforcement and putting it on a collision course with Western-style regulation.