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Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Leaders on the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Commerce Committee Energy separately called on Mark Zuckerberg to testify before their panels on Friday. Both committees indicated they wanted to hold a hearing with the Facebook chief executive soon. Facebook confirmed it was reviewing the calls for its CEO to visit Capitol Hill.

Why it matters: Calls for Zuckerberg to testify are now coming from lawmakers with the influence to potentially make an appearance a reality. In a CNN interview earlier this week, Zuckerberg said he would do so if he was the "right person." Facebook staff briefed committee staff on the situation, but lawmakers said questions were left unanswered.

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Dead malls get new life

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Malls are becoming ghosts of retail past. But the left-behind real estate is being reimagined for a post-pandemic world.

Why it matters: As many as 17% of malls in the U.S. "may no longer be viable as shopping centers and need to be redeveloped into other uses," per Barclays.

White House now says Biden will move to increase refugee cap by May 15

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The White House on Friday afternoon said President Biden plans to lift the Trump-era refugee cap by May 15.

Driving the news: The announcement follows stinging criticism from several Democrats and rights groups, who said Biden was walking back on his pledge to raise the limit. Earlier Friday, Biden signed a directive to speed up the processing of refugees, but kept the Trump administration's historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year.