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Virginia Mayo / AP

Google could face a fine of up to €1 billion in three new antitrust actions that EU officials are planning to take against the company for its abusive search practices, the Financial Times reports. In the coming weeks, the EU is expected to sanction Google for using its search market dominance to favor its own Google Shopping services, giving them an unfair advantage in the market.

Record breaker: The fine would mark the first EU case that prosecutes search practices, and is expected to break the record for a monopoly abuse charge.

The move could reignite tensions with Silicon Valley from last summer, when Europe's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, billed Apple with a record €13 billion tax.

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Capitol review panel recommends more police, mobile fencing

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.

CDC says fully vaccinated people can take fewer precautions

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People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can take fewer precautions in certain situations, including socializing indoors without masks when in the company of low-risk or other vaccinated individuals, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday.

Why it matters: Per the report, there's early evidence that suggests vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection and are potentially less likely to transmit the virus to other people. At the time of its publication, the CDC said the guidance would apply to about 10% of Americans.