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Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer in London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

British lawmakers said Thursday they aren't satisfied with the answers they got from Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer after speaking to him in Parliament — and want to talk to his boss Mark Zuckerberg.

The big picture: Zuckerberg put in more than 10 hours testifying before the United States Congress after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Now, the action has shifted to Europe, where the chief executive is reportedly close to agreeing to talk with lawmakers in the European Parliament.

What they're saying: Damian Collins, who chairs Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said that Schroepfer "today failed to answer many specific and detailed questions about Facebook’s business practices."

  • "We believe that, given the large number of outstanding questions for Facebook to answer, Mark Zuckerberg should still appear in front of the Committee," Collins said.
  • The committee pointed to several questions it said Schroepfer hadn't answered to its satisfaction.
  • A Facebook spokesperson said the company believes Schroepfer answered the questions and pointed to the executive's lengthy responses on those points.

Go deeper: The New York Times' Adam Satariano has a full recap of Schroepfer's testimony.

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  1. Health: Coronavirus deaths reach 4,000 per day as hospitals remain in crisis mode — CDC warns highly transmissible coronavirus variant could become dominant in U.S. in March.
  2. Politics: Biden says, "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution — Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan — Widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of COVID-19 will run to fill his seat.
  3. Vaccine: Battling Black mistrust of the vaccines"Pharmacy deserts" could become vaccine deserts — Instacart to give $25 to shoppers who get vaccine.
  4. Economy: Unemployment filings explode againFed chair: No interest rate hike coming any time soon —  Inflation rose more than expected in December.
  5. World: WHO team arrives in China to investigate pandemic origins.

NRA declares bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will seek to reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment."

The big picture: The move comes just months after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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Biden: "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution

Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.

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