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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows pass over Buckingham Palace. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Europe celebrated Friday the 75th anniversary of V-E Day — Victory in Europe — marking the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces at the end of World War II.

Why it matters: This was to be a day of parades and one last great hurrah for veterans, now mostly in their nineties, who had tasted the thrill of liberation. Instead, it's largely a time of lockdown and loneliness, per the AP.

French President Emmanuel Macron is seen at the statue of General Charles de Gaulle during V-E Day ceremonies in Paris. Photo: Francois Mori/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel lays a wreath alongside other government leaders at the Neue Wache Memorial in Berlin. Photo: Hannibal Hanschke/AFP via Getty Images
Piper Louise Marshall plays at dawn along Edinburgh's Portobello Beach. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images
The residents of Cambrian Road in Chester, England, dress up in period clothing and have a socially-distanced tea party. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images
Lou Myers, 92, stands at the Cenotaph in London to honor V-E Day. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images
10 Downing Street is decorated in British flags to celebrate V-E Day. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

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In photos: Protestors gather at postmaster general's home, demanding USPS action

Demonstrators on Saturday gathered outside the home of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to protest his leadership amid allegations of limiting mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 general election.

The state of play: Congress is seeking $25 billion in aid for USPS ahead of an anticipated spike in mail-in voting this November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Senate Democrats target billionaires

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

After failing to get a deal on other planned tax increases, key Senate Democrats are pivoting to a billionaires' income tax to pay for President Biden's social spending.

The big picture: No advanced economy has attempted anything similar on such a scale.

Anti-abortion activists' Supreme Court dreams are coming true

Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela. Photos: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

This is the moment the conservative legal movement has been building toward for decades: The solidly conservative Supreme Court is about to hear two major abortion cases within a month of each other.

Why it matters: All of this is likely to end with significant new restrictions on abortion and a clear path for Republican-led states to win the next big abortion cases, too — the culmination of a long and bitter fight for control of the judiciary.