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Theresa May spoke with EC president Jean-Claude Juncker Sunday. Photo: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker Sunday evening ahead of a crucial Brexit vote, but talks between the two parties remain "deadlocked," British media report.

Why it matters: May faces a substantial loss if she presents to members of Parliament a deal that's largely unchanged for Tuesday's "meaningful vote." She's been trying to achieve changes to the Brexit agreement with the European Union to avoid Britain remaining indefinitely in a customs union and to maintain an open border on the island of Ireland — known as the "Irish backstop." However, the E.U. is reluctant to change the existing deal. Now, May's under pressure to delay Tuesday's vote. Talks were expected to resume Monday. Britain is due to leave the E.U. on March 29.

Go deeper: Expect three key Brexit votes this week

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  1. Health: Large coronavirus outbreaks leading to high death rates — Coronavirus cases are at an all-time high ahead of Election Day — U.S. tops 88,000 COVID-19 cases, setting new single-day record.
  2. Politics: States beg for Warp Speed billions.
  3. World: Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases.
  4. 🎧Podcast: The vaccine race turns toward nationalism.

Technical glitch in Facebook's ad tools creates political firestorm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: SOPA Images / Contributor

Facebook said late Thursday that a mix of "technical problems" and confusion among advertisers around its new political ad ban rules caused issues affecting ad campaigns of both parties.

Why it matters: A report out Thursday morning suggested the ad tools were causing campaign ads, even those that adhered to Facebook's new rules, to be paused. Very quickly, political campaigners began asserting the tech giant was enforcing policies in a way that was biased against their campaigns.

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States beg for Warp Speed billions

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center yesterday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Photo: David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP

Operation Warp Speed has an Achilles' heel: States need billions to distribute vaccines — and many say they don't have the cash.

Why it matters: The first emergency use authorization could come as soon as next month, but vaccines require funding for workers, shipping and handling, and for reserving spaces for vaccination sites.