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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in April. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Facebook disclosed in new filings to Congress that it had granted some companies and apps access to users' personal information for months after it claimed to shut down access in 2015, per The Wall Street Journal.

The details: The 61 entities that had continued access to the data, which includes basic information about users' friends, vary from shipping giant UPS to the dating app Hinge — and it comes after last month's disclosures that Facebook shared user data with device makers, including some in China, without users' explicit consent. Facebook declined to comment to the WSJ on the disclosures, but had said in an earlier interview that it had a "consistent and principled approach to how we work with developers over the course of the past 11 years."

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Fauci: Omicron variant will "inevitably" be found in U.S.

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Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, cautioned on Sunday that the COVID-19 Omicron variant will "inevitably" be found in the United States.

Driving the news: Fauci, Biden's chief medical adviser, told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that U.S. officials will meet with colleagues from South Africa later on Sunday to try to determine the severity of the cases, as countries scramble to learn more about the variant.

Updated 4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Dems fear supply-chain blame

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As supply-chain kinks drive up prices and disrupt holiday shopping, Democrats are scrambling to show action and deflect blame.

Why it matters: With their party controlling both the White House and Capitol, vulnerable Democrats worry supply-chain snafus will hurt them in next year's midterms.

4 hours ago - World

Scoop: Germany urges Congress not to sanction Putin’s pipeline

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The German government has urged members of Congress not to sanction the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, arguing that doing so will "weaken" U.S. credibility and "ultimately damage transatlantic unity," according to documents obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: At a time when roughly 100,000 Russian troops are massing at its border, Ukraine views Nord Stream 2 as an existential threat to its security. The pipeline would circumvent Ukrainian transit infrastructure and deliver Russian gas directly to Germany, eliminating one of the last deterrents Ukraine has against an invasion.

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