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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: COVID vaccine rollout needs to prioritize people of color

Anthony Fauci. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci highlighted the need to address racial disparities in the COVID-19 vaccination process, per an interview with The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

What he’s saying: "I think that's the one thing we really got to be careful of. We don't want in the beginning ... most of the people who are getting it are otherwise, well, middle-class white people."

The Mischief Makers

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers are emerging as troublemakers within their parties and political thorns for their leadership.

Why it matters: We're calling this group "The Mischief Makers" — members who threaten to upend party unity — the theme eclipsing Washington at the moment — and potentially jeopardize the Democrats' or Republicans' position heading into the 2022 midterms.

4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Obama speechwriter fears Biden unity drive is one-sided

Cody Keenan (right) is shown heading to Marine One in December 2009. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Obama's former speechwriter says he's "preemptively frustrated" with President Biden's effort to find unity with Republicans.

What they're saying: Cody Keenan told Axios that Biden's messaging team has "struck all the right chords," but at some point "they're gonna have to answer questions like, 'Why didn't you achieve unity?' when there's an entire political party that's already acting to stop it."

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