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Several COVID-19 vaccines are being studied in trials around the country. Once the Food and Drug Administration authorizes a vaccine for use, health leaders must decide which groups of people get to receive the vaccine first. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Should Nursing Home Residents Be Prioritized For Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine?

A federal advisory committee to the CDC votes Tuesday on guidelines for who should get COVID-19 vaccines first. The committee is expected to prioritize health care workers and nursing home residents.

A metal monolith was reported to have appeared on a scenic location in northern Romania on Nov. 27. Local newspaper Ziar Piatra Neamt reported the finding on a hill near the archaeological site of an old fortress overlooking the Bâtca Doamnei lake. Ziar Piatra Neamt via Storyful hide caption

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Another Mysterious Monolith Suddenly Appears — This Time In Romania

Not long after a metal object appeared without explanation in the Utah desert, it disappeared. Now, locals in Piatra Neamt say they have found a similar monolith, and answers remain just as scarce.

Christopher Krebs, recently ousted as director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is sworn in to testify last year on Capitol Hill. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Fired Official Says Correcting Trump's Fraud Claims The 'Right Thing To Do'

Christopher Krebs, who led the federal government's efforts to secure the 2020 election, called the operation near seamless despite President Trump's claims to the contrary.

Fired Official Says Correcting Trump's Fraud Claims The 'Right Thing To Do'

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President Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the White House in May 2019. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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After Trump, Europe's Populist Leaders Will Have 'Lost One Of Their Cheerleaders'

Leaders of nations like Poland, Slovenia and Hungary are having a hard time accepting that President Trump lost the election. Joe Biden says he is committed to rebuilding ties with the European Union.

After Trump, Europe's Populist Leaders Will Have 'Lost One Of Their Cheerleaders'

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The pending arrival of vaccines has brought "hope for a brighter future," the OECD says. Here, workers from the Red Cross and the Federal Agency for Technical Relief help set up a center for COVID-19 vaccinations in a gymnasium in Eschwege, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Rosy Vaccine Outlook Brightens World Economic Forecast, But Recovery May Be Uneven

China is predicted to account for more than a third of global economic growth next year, while the U.S. and European countries will lag behind, according to the OECD.

A Nasdaq sign in Times Square in New York promotes an upcoming listing on Aug. 5, 2020. Nasdaq said it will push for a rule requiring listed companies to include at least one woman and one minority or LGBTQ+ person. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Nasdaq Takes Aim At All-White, Male Company Boards With Diversity Proposal

The exchange wants to require listed companies to include women and minorities. California and Goldman Sachs have made similar steps recently; some European countries have had such rules for years.

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, pictured in September, made numerous political blunders during his brief tenure, including a lengthy interview with Russian state media that ran just days before the U.S. presidential election. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Dr. Scott Atlas, Special Coronavirus Adviser To Trump, Resigns

Atlas, who was a radiologist by training, pushed fringe theories about the coronavirus, including the idea that large numbers of people should get infected in order to reach so-called "herd immunity."

The speed of COVID-19 vaccine development, along with concerns about political interference with the process, has left some health care workers on the fence about getting COVID-19 vaccines. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Health Care Workers Are Wary Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

A CDC survey released in November shows that only 63% of health care workers are ready to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Concern about speed and political interference are contributing to the hesitancy.

A key test for Joe Biden's presidency will be how he prevents the broad coalition that got him into the White House from splintering once he begins governing. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Coalition Was United In Beating Trump. Governing May Reveal Its Cracks

Joe Biden won by tapping into a diverse group of voters who were on a mission to defeat President Trump. But now without Trump, Biden faces a daunting challenge to keep that coalition together.

Biden's Coalition Was United In Beating Trump. Governing May Reveal Its Cracks

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Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a Planned Parenthood Action Fund candidate forum in June 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What Joe Biden's Election Means For Abortion Rights

Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want the president-elect to reverse those actions.

What Joe Biden's Election Means For Abortion Rights

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Housing activists gather in Swampscott, Mass., on Oct. 14 to call on the state's governor to support more robust protections against evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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More Americans Pay Rent On Credit Cards As Lawmakers Fail To Pass Relief Bill

Many Americans who've lost income in the pandemic are falling deeper into debt — forced to pay bills or even their rent on credit cards. It's a sign of trouble ahead for the economy.

More Americans Pay Rent On Credit Cards As Lawmakers Fail To Pass Relief Bill

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A traveler waits for a flight at Portland International Airport last week in Oregon. Public health experts say it's important that those who traveled or gathered with others are especially careful over the next two weeks. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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So You Traveled Over Thanksgiving. Now What?

Experts suggest being extra-careful over the next week or two if you gathered with others outside your pod. That means masks, getting tested and assuming you might be infected with the coronavirus.

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