The Rundown: Top headlines today: Dec. 18, 2020

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Transcript for The Rundown: Top headlines today: Dec. 18, 2020
From. But one. Brought a virus cases still reaching new daily highs this search following the Thanksgiving travel period and gatherings the California is reporting record deaths and new infections. The New York once the epicenter now trying to manage a slight uptick governor Andrew Cuomo says no hospital is it a point of reaching a danger level in the next three weeks from health experts are urging all Americans to curb travel and large gatherings for the holidays. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and vice president Mike Pence all rolling up their sleeves for the vaccine. It is truly a medical miracle and an inspiration. To people across this country next week president elect Joseph Biden will receive his shy. Nearly 350 sitter kidnapped from a boys school in Nigeria the we'll have been set free they were taken one week ago an extremist group vocal rob. Which is affiliated without Qaeda claimed responsibility. It's unclear if any ransom was paid. Agents busted a drug trafficking ring operated by the college fraternities in North Carolina prosecutors have charged 21 people they described him as hard and drug dealers. And out of illegal mark potter stinks old news did not only does bother. It is all sure that there here's bill front. They say the drug ring funneled one point five million dollars in marijuana and cocaine and other drugs on to campuses including duke university and UNC from. There were sales going it didn't these houses. Dealers. Gives out these houses poisoning fellow members of their paternity fueling. A culture and us for a city pays about saving lives. The soon to be First Lady finally speaking out about those questioning her on some people obviously takes it upon themselves to question. That title of yours. I'm Jeff and reaction basketball. This proud ice. The reaction coming after a contentious comments published in the Wall Street Journal saying she should drop doctor S titles and two degrees in education and none mentioned. Doctor Jill Biden saying he was a tone that's. And he called me Canelo and one of the things I'm most proud is is my temperature in an act works art story. The controversy taken to a new level by someone like Fox News host Tucker Carlson and doctors don't need training classes from either battered she's borderline illiterate. But others are racing tonight is defense including her husband's new female vice president elect Connell Harris I was. Seemingly disappointed. That in. It's 181. Then that kind of approach would be given an image of us. She works hard she embraced her kids she went to school so it's my school she got degree means she's earned everything she had. A Christmas trees front with a twist. Key West, Florida celebrating the holidays with a tree made up but fashionably decorated lobster traps from the dress was twinkling lights and red ribbons the unusual tree was built from about 45 drafts. It's a focal point I'm half mile along the harbor walk winds juicy pork each holiday season the harbor walk is decorated with tens of thousands of lights. This year's celebration focuses on ways to enjoy seasonal tradition while preventing spread to grow much.

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