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Keith and Melanie Hubbard, who portray Santa and Mrs. Claus in Oklahoma greet their grandchildren in 2019. Rachel Hubbard/KOSU hide caption

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How COVID-19 Is Making The Holiday Season Not So Jolly For Santa Clauses

People who work as Santa are making tough choices due to the coronavirus. How close should they get to children? Are Zoom meetings best? For one Santa and Mrs. Claus in Oklahoma, it's not easy at all.

Victoria Gray (second from left) with children Jamarius Wash, Jadasia Wash and Jaden Wash. Now that the gene-editing treatment has eased Gray's pain, she has been able be more active in her kids' lives and looks forward to the future. "This is really a life-changer for me," she says. Victoria Gray hide caption

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1st Patients To Get CRISPR Gene-Editing Treatment Continue To Thrive

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A health care worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to personal support worker Anita Quidangen at The Michener Institute, in Toronto, Canada, on Monday. Quidangen was one of the first people in Canada to receive the shot. Carlos Osorio/Reuters hide caption

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Canada Administers Its 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Shots

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Attorney General William Barr leaves after a speech to an International Association of Chiefs of Police symposium in February in Miami. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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William Barr To Step Down As Attorney General Before Christmas

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How COVID-19 Is Making The Holiday Season Not So Jolly For Santa Clauses

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Morale Down, Federal Workforce Gets Ready For A New Boss

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