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Courtesy of Fox News. Photo: Jose Juarez/AP

On the final weekend of the 2020 electoral cycle, candidates are criss-crossing the country to make their closing arguments in America's battleground states.

The state of play: The Biden campaign will will have running mate Sen. Kamala Harris making multiple stops in south Florida while the former VP appears in Flint and Detroit, Michigan on Saturday.

  • Vice President Mike Pence will be stopping in North Carolina while President Trump makes a bid for Pennsylvania.

Campaign surrogates are also out and about:

  • For the Trump team, first lady Melania Trump will visit Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump Jr. travels to Michigan, Ivanka Trump will be in Ohio, Eric Trump in Florida and Tiffany Trump in Minnesota.
  • The Biden campaign is separately sending Stacy Abrams and former second lady Jill Biden to North Carolina, and Harris' husband Doug Emhoff is off to Virginia.

A look at the scene:

Photo: Jose Juarez/AP

President Trump and Air Force One take off from a campaign rally yesterday at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township, Mich.

Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Joe Biden, wearing a mask, speaks to an audience in social-distancing circles, at a campaign stop in Milwaukee yesterday.

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Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The first line of the Axios Manifesto is "Audience First." That's why we created our unique Smart Brevity style to get you smarter, faster, on topics that matter. But it also means we won't shy away from important stories that are worthy of more detail and more of your time, like our Deep Dives, Axios Investigates and now this deeply reported series, "Off the rails.” 

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Americans increasingly see China as an enemy

One in three Americans, and a majority of Republicans, now view China as an enemy of the United States, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

By the numbers: Just 9% of Americans consider China a "partner," while 55% see Beijing as a "competitor" and 34% as an "enemy."

Scoop: Leaked HHS docs spotlight Biden's child migrant dilemma

A group of undocumented immigrants walk toward a Customs and Border Patrol station after being apprehended. Photo: Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Fresh internal documents from the Department of Health and Human Services show how quickly the number of child migrants crossing the border is overwhelming the administration's stretched resources.

Driving the news: In the week ending March 1, the Border Patrol referred to HHS custody an average of 321 children per day, according to documents obtained by Axios. That's up from a weekly average of 203 in late January and early February — and just 47 per day during the first week of January.

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