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Cantwell, McMorris Rodgers in key roles as Congress looks to crack down on Facebook

WASHINGTON – Last week was a decidedly bad one for Facebook, as the social media giant faced the dual crises of a server outage on Monday and a whistleblower detailing to senators a day later how the company has knowingly chosen profits over protecting children and curbing misinformation and hate, a charge she also made Sunday during a “60 Minutes” interview on CBS.

Here’s what’s at stake as Air Force considers Fairchild to host new KC-46 tanker

Much has changed since the first KC-135s arrived at Fairchild in 1958, but the 65-year-old aircraft remains the backbone of the Air Force's aerial refueling operations. Today, Fairchild is the largest tanker base under the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, home to a fleet of 63 KC-135s shared by the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings, the latter a unit of the Washington Air National Guard.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to hold town hall in Spokane on Monday

Entry is free, and will be first-come, first served. No tickets will be required. The town hall begins at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to run an hour. The Centennial Ballroom in the convention center, at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., is set up to hold about 250 guests, a spokesman for the congresswoman's office said Friday. 

Biden directs Pentagon to plan for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

In a rebuke of Biden's annoucement, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers called any effort to mandate a vaccine an overreach by the White House.  A spokesman confirmed that her criticism included mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for members of the military.