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Kamala Harris told "Axios on HBO" about the need to ensure that tech companies don't profit from hate and aren't being used to manipulate elections.

Why it matters: Many in D.C. have come to support greater regulation of tech companies, but there's a wide disparity on what the remedies should be, even among the 2020 Democratic candidates.

Details: In particular, Harris took the tech companies to task for allowing extreme forms of online bullying like revenge porn, which she said should more properly be termed cyber exploitation.

  • "There needs to be consequence and there needs to be rules in place and regulation when we are talking about the tech companies profiting off of hate," Harris told Axios politics editor Margaret Talev.
  • Without saying Facebook should be broken up, Harris did say, "There are some of the mergers of Facebook that I think should not have gone through for sure."

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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that he regrets suggesting this week that unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress.

Why it matters: President Trump's decision to bypass Congress to sign four executive actions, including one that provides $400 per week in extra unemployment benefits, has prompted outcry from Democrats and even some Republicans who believe he is overstepping his constitutional authority.

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Why it matters: In her resignation letter, Manal Abdel-Samad called change "elusive" and apologized for not delivering more to the country, which had been devastated by a financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic even before the blast destroyed much of the capital city.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 a.m. ET: 19,655,445 — Total deaths: 727,353 — Total recoveries — 11,950,845Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 a.m. ET: 4,998,802 — Total deaths: 162,425 — Total recoveries: 1,643,118 — Total tests: 61,080,587Map.
  3. Politics: Trump signs 4 executive actions on coronavirus aid — Democrats, and some Republicans, criticize the move.
  4. Public health: Fauci says chances are "not great" that COVID-19 vaccine will be 98% effective — 1 in 3 Americans would decline COVID-19 vaccine.
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