Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 12/23/20

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing.

  • With only nine days to go, it’s unlikely the U.S. will meet the original goal of having 20 million people vaccinated by the end of the year, members of Operation Warp Speed said Wednesday.
  • Salt Lake City says it will reopen schools, which had been all-remote, once teachers are vaccinated.
  • Duh!: Despite Trump’s intense hunt for voter fraud, officials in key states have so far identified just a small number of possible cases.
  • We Italians cannot go without hugging: After months of isolation, a ‘hug room’ lets Italian nursing home residents touch family for the first time.
  • Back to the bubble!
  • The State Department notified Congress that it’s moving to issue a license for the sale of 7,500 precision-guided, air-to-ground munitions valued at $478 million to Saudi Arabia, according to two officials familiar with the issue.
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  • Businessman and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork to run for mayor of New York City, the city’s Campaign Finance Board confirmed on Wednesday.
  • Being way too goofy

  • “Pence should remove Trump from office on Sunday. . . . .”

  • Fox News and Newsmax have are back pedaling on stories they’ve aired on election fraud by voting machines as Smartmatic and Dominion threaten lawsuits.

    The networks had received legal threats from Smartmatic, a voting technology company targeted by fraud allegations.  Fox News ran a two-minute fact-check in the form of questions and answers on three different programmes on Saturday which denied allegations of manipulation or fraud by the two companies.  Newsmax published an online piece and aired a segment on “facts about Dominion, Smartmatic you should know”.   Smartmatic, which builds electronic voting systems, announced last week that it had sent “legal notices and retraction demand letters” to Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network, accusing the three outlets of “publishing false and defamatory statements””The demand letters identify dozens of factually inaccurate statements made by each of the organisations as part of a ‘disinformation campaign’ to injure Smartmatic and discredit the 2020 US election,” read a statement on the company’s website      Source: BBC

  • Covid-19 patient kills fellow Covid-19 patient in California hospital, officials say

    The suspect allegedly became upset when the victim began to pray and attacked him with an oxygen tank, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.


  • California becomes first state to surpass 2 million coronavirus cases

    The Los Angeles Times:

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