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Facebook COO and longtime Planned Parenthood supporter Sheryl Sandberg made the donation to help the organization cover costs as it faces possible defunding from the Republican Congress, Refinery29 reports.

The long view: Sandberg was a Hillary Clinton supporter and was even rumored to be a contender for a cabinet position had the election gone the other way. Since then, she's largely stayed quiet on political issues — until last week. In a Facebook post, she spoke out against Trump's new policy banning federal funding to international health organizations providing abortion s or abortion counseling. Previous presidents have issued similar bans, but Sandberg says Trump's policy is "harsher and broader" because it covers every program that falls under global health assistance.

The longer view: Realclearpolitics reported last month that it's "common knowledge" in Democratic Party circles that Sandberg is considering a presidential bid.

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Florida fully lifts coronavirus restrictions on restaurants

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday the state will completely reopen its economy, allowing restaurants at operate full capacity and barring localities from ordering businesses to close.

Why it matters: The state became one of the world's epicenters for the virus in July, forcing DeSantis to pause its first round of reopening.

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Eyeing the end of gas-powered cars

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Gasoline-powered cars may be going the way of the woolly mammoth, even if it will take decades to replace them and seems hard to fathom today.

The big picture: Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have powered automobiles for more than 100 years. But the shift to electric vehicles, slow to materialize at first, is now accelerating due to tightening government policies, falling costs and a societal reckoning about climate change.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and his wife, Pamela, both tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced on Friday.

The state of play: The Northams were tested after one of their staff "who works closely within the couple's living quarters" tested positive. The governor is asymptomatic, while his wife is "experiencing mild symptoms." They plan to isolate at home for 10 days.

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