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President Donald Trump. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President Trump is expected to waive sanctions on Iran this week under the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, the AP reports citing U.S. officials.

Why it matters: By not immediately reimposing the sanctions, Trump is avoiding a step that could effectively end the Iran nuclear deal. But he's expected to add new sanctions on Iranian businesses and people, some of which apply to entities that saw their sanctions scrapped under the deal. That "could test Tehran’s willingness to abide by its side of the bargain," per AP.

Earlier this week, we reported that Trump’s national security team was working to convince him to waive the sanctions.

The reason that might make sense: Trump has expressed interest in canceling the nuclear deal, but the protests that swept Iran and have been cheered on by the Trump administration could complicate the timing. This is also a sign Trump may be willing to buy time and trust Congress to agree on legislation that he believes will strengthen the deal.

Go deeper: How the Iranian protests could affect Trump's next decisions

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Kids’ screen time up 50% during pandemic

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, kids tech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm.

Why it matters: For most parents, pre-pandemic expectations around screen time are no longer realistic. The concern now has shifted from the number of hours in front of screens to the quality of screen time.

In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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The Axios subject-matter experts brief you on the incoming administration's plans and team.