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Under questioning from counsel Barry Berke during the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing on Tuesday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was forced to defend a video in which he appeared to lie to MSNBC host Ari Melber.

BERKE: Did you hear that, sir? That's you saying on MSNBC, you "don't ever remember the president ever asking you to get involved with Jeff Sessions or the Department of Justice in any way, shape or form." That wasn't true, was it sir?
LEWANDOWSKI: I have no obligation to be honest to the media because they're just as dishonest as anybody else.
BERKE: So you're admitting, sir, you were not being truthful?
LEWANDOWSKI: My interview with Ari Melber...can be interpreted any way you like.

The big picture: Lewandowski's combative interactions with Democratic members of the committee yielded few new revelations, but Berke — who wrote a book titled, "The Practice of Federal Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense" — was far more successful. Berke was able to get Lewandowski, who is considering running for a New Hampshire Senate seat, to effectively admit that he has lied to the media.

  • The Mueller report, which Lewandowski told Berke was "accurate," found that President Trump directed Lewandowski to tell Jeff Sessions to limit the scope of the special counsel's investigation. Lewandowski repeatedly said throughout the hearing that he didn't believe that Trump's directive, which he ultimately chose not to carry out, was illegal.

Go deeper: More highlights from Lewandowski's heated testimony

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Moderna to file for FDA emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine

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Moderna announced that it plans to file with the FDA Monday for an emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine, which the company said has an efficacy rate of 94.1%.

Why it matters: Moderna will become the second company to file for a vaccine EUA after Pfizer did the same earlier this month, potentially paving the way for the U.S. to have two COVID-19 vaccines in distribution by the end of the year. The company said its vaccine has a 100% efficacy rate against severe COVID cases.

The social media addiction bubble

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Right now, everyone from Senate leaders to the makers of Netflix's popular "Social Dilemma" is promoting the idea that Facebook is addictive.

Yes, but: Human beings have raised fears about the addictive nature of every new media technology since the 18th century brought us the novel, yet the species has always seemed to recover its balance once the initial infatuation wears off.

Young people's next big COVID test

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Young, healthy people will be at the back of the line for coronavirus vaccines, and they'll have to maintain their sense of urgency as they wait their turn — otherwise, vaccinations won't be as effective in bringing the pandemic to a close.

The big picture: "It’s great young people are anticipating the vaccine," said Jewel Mullen, associate dean for health equity at the University of Texas. But the prospect of that enthusiasm waning is "a cause for concern," she said.