Rachel Whetstone in 2012. Toru Yamanaka/AFP/GettyImages

Rachel Whetstone, the former Uber and Google PR executive who joined Facebook a year ago, is leaving the company. She's headed to fill the vacant top PR spot at Netflix, as first reported by Recode.

Why it matters: It's obviously been a tough year to be leading the messaging at Facebook. Top PR and policy exec Elliot Schrage said earlier this year that he would be leaving as well.

Caryn Marooney, who ran communications before Whetstone's arrival and had been focused on product communications, will once again lead all communications for Facebook. The company is still looking for Schrage's replacement. Whetstone will remain at Facebook for a couple more months.

While no top executives left Facebook in the immediate aftermath of Cambridge Analytica, there have been several departures of late, including security chief Alex Stamos and business executive Dan Rose, who said last week he was leaving.

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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence

Roger Stone arriving at his sentencing hearing on Feb. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump on Friday evening commuted the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, according to two senior administration officials. Stone in February was sentenced to 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Why it matters: The controversial move brings an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars. He had been scheduled to report to prison on July 14.

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Which states have set single-day coronavirus records this week

Data: COVID Tracking Project and state health department data compiled by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti and Naema Ahmed/Axios

13 states this week surpassed records set just last week for their highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project and state health department data. 16 states in total reported new highs.

The big picture: The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't just due to increased testing — particularly where the number of cases has grown fastest over the last month, Axios' Andrew Witherspoon and Caitlin Owens report.

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET: 3,169,611 — Total deaths: 133,885 — Total recoveries: 983,185 — Total tested: 38,856,341Map.
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