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Victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California last November. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

California residents who were affected by the catastrophic and deadly wildfires last year have filed insurance claims totaling $11.4 billion, according to new estimates released Monday by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.

Details: Claims from the Camp Fire, the state's deadliest wildfire on record that killed 86 people and nearly 14,000 homes in the northern California, total more than $8 billion. The remaining $3 billion in damages are from two wildfires in Southern California. The figures come as Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., the state's largest utility, is expected to file for bankruptcy protection as soon as Tuesday, per the AP.

Go deeper: Full coverage... Axios on the California wildfires

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Technical glitch in Facebook's ad tools creates political firestorm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: SOPA Images / Contributor

Facebook said late Thursday that a mix of "technical problems" and confusion among advertisers around its new political ad ban rules, caused issues affecting ad campaigns of both parties.

Why it matters: A report out Thursday morning suggested the ad tools were causing campaign ads, even those that adhered to Facebook's new rules, to be paused. Very quickly, political campaigners began asserting the tech giant was enforcing policies in a way that was biased against their campaigns.

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  1. Health: Large coronavirus outbreaks leading to high death rates — Coronavirus cases are at an all-time high ahead of Election Day — U.S. tops 88,000 COVID-19 cases, setting new single-day record.
  2. Politics: States beg for Warp Speed billions.
  3. World: Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases.
  4. 🎧Podcast: The vaccine race turns toward nationalism.
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States beg for Warp Speed billions

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center yesterday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Photo: David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP

Operation Warp Speed has an Achilles' heel: States need billions to distribute vaccines — and many say they don't have the cash.

Why it matters: The first emergency use authorization could come as soon as next month, but vaccines require funding for workers, shipping and handling, and for reserving spaces for vaccination sites.