1. More than 3,900 people died in the U.S from the COVID-19. Indeed, it is the highest number in the record, COVID-19 deaths in a single day than ever before.
2. Moderna’s CEO said the company’s new COVID-19 vaccine may prevent infection for years.
3 The House and Senate are screening members and staff with a Covid-19 test that the Food and Drug Administration says is prone to false results.
4. Soccer star Alex Morgan contracted COVID-19 while in California over the holidays.
5. CureVac, a German company is in the advanced stages of producing a COVID-19 vaccine.
1.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. Indeed, with the ultimate goal of removing President Donald Trump from office.
2. Sen. Kelly Loeffler concedes in Thursday’s speech, her race to Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock.
3. President Donald Trump condemns riots and said he would focus on ensuring a smooth transition to the incoming Biden administration.
4. The top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., said Thursday that his office has brought 55 cases against members of the mob that overran the Capitol.
5. Congress formally certified President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
1. Bed Bath & Beyond will close more than 40 stores this year.
2. Boeing has been fined $2.5bn by the US justice department. Actually, after the aircraft manufacturer was charged with fraud and conspiracy in connection with two fatal crashes of its 737 Max airliner.
3. Hyundai automaker is in early-stage talks with Apple over the possibility of a partnership to develop a self-driving car.
4. Tesla’s Elon Musk is now the wealthiest man in the world.
5. The Treasury Department announced Thursday that approximately 8 million second stimulus payments will be mailed this week in the form of prepaid debit cards.
The fallout of the chaos in Washington
1. Social media companies are blocking President DonaldTrump accounts.
Facebook and Instagram ban President Donald Trump from posting. At least until, the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Twitter is still evaluating whether to lift or extend the 12-hour lockdown of Trump’s account. Also, Twitch the live streaming platform disabled Trump’s account until he leaves office. In addition, Youtube announced policy changes to take down any video accounts spreading misinformation. Finally, E-commerce company Shopify shut down two online Trump memorabilia stores. Because, it is promoting people or organizations “that threaten or condone violence to further a cause.”
2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has accepted the resignation of Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger. In the meantime, the Capitol Police chief will resign next week.
3. Four People died in the U.S District of Columbia Riots.
4. U.S Cabinet members are resigning, over President Donald Trump’s response to the riot. Indeed, Cabinet members Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao submitted a resignation letter.
5. Major U.S. airlines are increasing staffing and security at airports in and out of the Washington, D.C.
1. South Africa starts rolling out the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca PLC Covid-19 vaccines without requiring local regulatory approval of the shots.
2. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declares a state of emergency in Tokyo and the surrounding due to the COVID-19 surge.
3. A South Korean court ordered Japan to compensate 12 women who were forced to work in wartime Japanese brothels.
4. Turkey and France getting close to normalizing ties.
5. World leaders shocked after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, stormed the U.S. Congress.
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