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Motorists navigate an ice and snow-covered roadin Mason City, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Millions of travelers whose Thanksgiving holiday plans were thrown into disarray by two powerful storm systems now have to deal with another coast-to-coast winter storm system on the way home, per the National Weather Service.

The latest: Motorists face heavy snow "from parts of California to the northern Midwest and drenches other areas with rain," AP reports. Over 1,300 flights were delayed and 300 canceled Saturday, according to FlightAware.

  • Winds caused 100 flights to be canceled and 182 others delayed at at Denver International Airport, AP notes.
  • Chicago's O’Hare and Midway International Airports canceled 27 and two flights, respectively, with flight delays of about 15 minutes reported as the storm barrels toward the Midwest "with heavy snow and ice and gusty winds" Saturday, AP notes.

What to watch: The NWS expects heavy snowfall in the California mountains, the upper Midwest and Northeast U.S. through Monday night.

  • The NWS issued blizzard warnings through Sunday morning across the northern High Plains and the western edge of Lake Superior and projects that "travel could be very difficult" on Interstates 90 and 35.
  • United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines issued fee waivers for travelers flying Sunday and Monday to cities in the Northeast and Midwest.

The big picture: A "bomb cyclone" and another powerful storm system impacted millions' of Americans' travel plans at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Washington Post notes.

  • A death related to the storm was reported in South Dakota, per AP. Arizona authorities told reporters the bodies of two children were found after they were in was swept away during a heavy rainstorm.

Go deeper: In photos: Impact of powerful Thanksgiving storms across the U.S.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Facebook's scandals have been great for shareholders

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Data: YCharts; Chart: Axios

Facebook has been embroiled in scandal for the past five years, and while the specific allegations change over time, a central theme is constant. Given the choice between commercial and moral imperatives, Facebook always seems to choose the option that is best for the share price.

Why it matters: Facebook's stock chart supports that narrative. Since the 2016 scandals alleging that the social network was infiltrated by foreign actors trying to influence the outcome of democratic elections, Facebook's revenues — and its stock — have been soaring.

Biden to tap telecom trio for NTIA, FCC posts

Jessica Rosenworcel. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

President Joe Biden on Tuesday is expected to name Alan Davidson as head of the telecom arm of the Commerce Department, Jessica Rosenworcel as chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission and Gigi Sohn as a commissioner at the FCC, according to a person familiar with the process.

Why it matters: Internet availability and affordability has been a key policy priority for the White House, but the administration lagged in tapping people for the agency posts that oversee the issues.

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Facebook seeks fountain of youth

Data: Piper Sandler Taking Stock With Teens Study; Chart: Axios Visuals

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said that the company is pivoting its strategy to focus on young adults, following reports that teens have fled its apps.

Why it matters: A series of stories based on leaked whistleblower documents suggest the company sees the aging of its user base as an existential threat to its business.

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