Covid-19 News: Live Updates – The New York Times

After 256 days working nonstop, doctor pleads with public to help halt Covid-19 – CNN

Police Arrest Alleged Gunman In Arden Fair Mall Black Friday Fatal Shooting – CBS Sacramento

NATO Needs to Adapt Quickly to Stay Relevant for 2030, Report Urges – The New York Times

Whipping winds halt traffic, bring down trees & scaffolding in Tri-State – WABC-TV

Mystery of Utah’s disappearing monolith explained –

Lindsey Graham Calls Neera Tanden a ‘Nut Job’ as Republicans Signal Confirmation Battle – Newsweek

When Covid-19 closed schools, Black, Hispanic and poor kids took biggest hit in math, reading – NBC News

Judge: ‘Precious little proof’ in Georgia election fraud suit – Politico

Trump Lawyer Calls for Ousted Cybersecurity Chief to Be ‘Taken Out at Dawn and Shot’ – Newsweek

Live Updates: Perdue says Ossoff ‘can’t stop lying’ ahead of Georgia Senate runoff – Fox News

Christy Smith concedes to Mike Garcia in tight CA-25 race – Los Angeles Times

Biden transition braces for tough Senate confirmation for Neera Tanden – CNN

Nurse put on administrative leave after her TikTok bragging about breaking Covid-19 rules goes viral – CNN

Navy Won’t Repair Fire-Damaged Warship, Saying It Would Cost Billions – The New York Times

‘Urgent actions’ needed in US government response to pandemic, watchdog says – CNN

After historic meeting, Cuba slams protesters, dashes hopes for dialogue – NBC News

GOP senators’ strategy on Trump’s election fraud claims: Keep quiet and carry on – CNN

Neera Tanden Mean-Tweeted GOP Lawmakers—Until She Needed Their Votes – The Daily Beast

Bernie world seethes over Tanden as OMB nominee – Politico

Nintendo Switch update lets you share screenshots to your phone or PC – The Verge

Trump campaign lawyer says former cybersecurity chief should be ‘shot’ – POLITICO

This couple relaxed their covid-19 stance and died from it. They wished others would take it seriously. – The Washington Post

Biden’s Inauguration: Expect Smaller Crowds and More Social Distancing – The New York Times

Joe Biden’s ‘radioactive’ nominee – POLITICO

Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick for budget chief, defends progressive credentials, deletes old tweets – USA TODAY

Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick for budget chief, defends progressive credentials, deletes old tweets – USA TODAY

7 armed robberies at Cedar Rapids businesses within two weeks, no arrests yet made – KCRG

’Any and all possible offenses’: Trump pardon grants Flynn a sweeping reprieve – POLITICO

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration – CNN

Intelligence and security experts skeptical of claims that Iranian nuclear scientist was targeted in ‘remote control’ assassination – CNN

Ben Shapiro: The media’s protective bubble around Biden is danger to American foreign policy – Fox News

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers continue election attacks, promise report on ‘sizable irregularities’ – TribLIVE

Republicans attack, Democrats defend Biden’s outspoken pick for OMB director – ABC News

Iowa certifies Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks won Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat — by 6 votes – Des Moines Register

Biden’s pick to lead White House budget office emerges as lightning rod for GOP – The Washington Post

Proud Boys Member Threatens Armed Revolt Outside Giuliani Meeting – Newsweek

Biden Cabinet pick hyped dossier, promoted conspiracy about Russian hackers changing votes – Fox News

CNN uses Biden’s foot injury to fawn over transparency of incoming administration – Fox News

Cuomo criticized for calling coronavirus ‘the Grinch’ after profiting from response – Fox News

California COVID-19 hospitalizations push stay-at-home order – Los Angeles Times

Vaccines Are Coming, but Pandemic Experts Expect a ‘Horrible’ Winter – The New York Times

Senate Minority Whip Predicts Biden to Have ‘Little’ Impact on Judiciary as GOP Will ‘Freeze’ His Picks – Newsweek

Iran says nuclear scientist killed by remote-controlled device – The Guardian

‘Fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation’: Georgia official says Trump supporters misled – USA TODAY

Jared Kushner heads to Middle East amid tensions over Iranian nuclear scientist’s killing – USA TODAY

Biden pick privately trashed him in 2015, said he would make Clinton look better by comparison – Fox News

Georgia Senate runoff spurs election probe of groups trying to register out-of-state voters – Fox News

Bipartisan Senate group revives coronavirus relief talks – POLITICO

Everything we needed to know about Melania Trump is in those bewildering Christmas decorations – The Washington Post