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Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her 2020 gun reform plan on Saturday before the Everytown for Gun Safety presidential forum in Des Moines, Iowa, calling for a federal assault weapons ban and universal background checks.

Catch up quick: Warren, one of the last top polling 2020 Democrats to release a formal gun control proposal, directly names recent mass shootings to underline the importance of her policy. Her plan wraps gun control into her broader anti-corruption package and identifies white nationalism as a form of domestic terrorism, in reference to the alleged shooter in El Paso.

What else her plan aims to do:

  • Reduce the number of U.S. gun deaths — noting the 39,773 who died in 2017 — by 80%.
  • Appoint an attorney general to investigate the NRA's business practices and make it harder to export guns from the U.S.
  • Pass a federal assault weapons ban, create a federal licensing system, require universal background checks and increase taxes on gun manufacturers.
  • Establish a 1-week waiting period for all firearm purchases, raise the minimum purchasing age and limit bulk firearm purchases.
  • Ban high-capacity ammunition magazines and accessories like silencers and trigger cranks.
  • Prevent those convicted of hate crimes from owning a gun and closing the "boyfriend loophole" by preventing those convicted of domestic abuse or assault from owning a gun.
  • Improve the Gun-Free School Zones Act to include college campuses and repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
  • Extend reporting requirements on the mass purchase of certain rifles from the southwestern border states to all 50 states.

Go deeper: Where 2020 Democrats stand on gun control

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Instagram's boss faces Congress' questions on harm to teens

Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED

The head of Instagram will find himself in Congress' crosshairs for the first time Wednesday in the one area lawmakers have shown they are willing to pass tech regulations — protecting youngsters online.

Why it matters: Republicans and Democrats have found common ground in grilling tech companies on how their products harm children, especially after revelations in The Wall Street Journal about Instagram's potential harm to the mental health of teen girls.

Jan. 6 committee to start contempt proceedings against Meadows

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The Jan. 6 select committee plans to move forward with contempt proceedings against former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for his refusal to comply with the panel's subpoena.

Why it matters: The committee has used the threat of contempt — and the associated financial and reputational costs — to try to ensure evasive witnesses sit for their depositions.

Complaint to FTC: Amazon search results full of potentially deceiving ads

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Amazon does not sufficiently distinguish between its search results and paid ads, potentially "deceiving millions of consumers," according to a complaint filed to the Federal Trade Commission.

Why it matters: Joan Moriarty, research director for the Strategic Organizing Center, a coalition of labor unions that filed the complaint, told the Washington Post the group is "very hopeful" that the FTC will investigate the complaint because Lina Khan (D), a known Amazon critic, is now chair.