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Trump: Concealed carry bill "will never pass"

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President Trump said Wednesday that he doesn't think the House’s proposed concealed carry measure, which would allow concealed carry permits to be valid across state lines, will ever pass as part of a background checks bill. His remarks came during a meeting with bipartisan members of congress.

Why it matters: Concealed carry is arguably the biggest issue for gun owners right now. In December, the NRA and gun rights advocates celebrated the House's passage of the bill that combined the concealed carry provision with Fix NICs. Many conservatives, the Freedom Caucus in particular, do not want to separate the two measures — but Trump essentially has just shut that effort down.

Go deeper: The gun debate is a mess and Trump isn't helping

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Zuckerberg happy to testify if it is "the right thing to do”

A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he would be "happy" to testify before Congress if it was "the right thing to do," in an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall.

Why it matters: Facebook has been under the microscope lately for what Zuckerberg called earlier today the "Cambridge Analytica situation." Zuckerberg said if he as the "person...who will have the most knowledge," than he'd be the one to testify in the face of Facebook's data-collection situation.

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Zuckerberg: Facebook may have influenced election, may need to be regulated

Zuckerberg at F8 in 2017
Zuckerberg at F8 in 2017. Photo: Facebook

In a flurry of media interviews on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is willing to testify before Congress, that he can't guarantee that Russians didn't get their hands on Facebook user data and that he isn't sure Facebook shouldn't be regulated.

Why it matters: After remaining silent for several days, Mark Zuckerberg has given interviews with outlets including CNN, Wired, the New York Times and Recode. The interviews answer some, but definitely not all of the questions left unanswered by his earlier Facebook post.