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Former First Lady Michelle Obama reveals in her new book, "Becoming," that she had a miscarriage 20 years ago before having her two daughters through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: This is a topic not touched by most First Ladies. Obama told ABC's Good Morning America that because of that, she felt like she "failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were... We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken." Her book tour launches on Tuesday at Chicago's United Center with an event expected to draw tens of thousands, and be moderated by Oprah Winfrey, the AP reports.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 20,124,437 — Total deaths: 737,224 — Total recoveries: 12,373,784Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 5,097,164 — Total deaths: 163,505 — Total recoveries: 1,670,755 — Total tests: 62,513,174Map.
  3. States: State testing plans fall short of demand — Bipartisan National Governors Association leaders express concern over Trump's unemployment order.
  4. Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 2 has a personal connection to COVID-19.
  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
  6. World: New Zealand reports first local cases for 102 days — Why you should be skeptical of Russia's vaccine claims.

Exclusive: Facebook cracks down on political content disguised as local news

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Facebook is rolling out a new policy that will prevent U.S. news publishers with "direct, meaningful ties" to political groups from claiming the news exemption within its political ads authorization process, executives tell Axios.

Why it matters: Since the 2016 election, reporters and researchers have uncovered over 1,200 instances in which political groups use websites disguised as local news outlets to push their point of view to Americans.

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Nationalism and authoritarianism threaten the internet's universality

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Governments around the world, prompted by nationalism, authoritarianism and other forces, are threatening the notion of a single, universal computer network — long the defining characteristic of the internet.

The big picture: Most countries want the internet and the economic and cultural benefits that come with it. Increasingly, though, they want to add their own rules — the internet with an asterisk, if you will. The question is just how many local rules you can make before the network's universality disappears.