December 6: Fauci calls omicron reports encouraging. Snake found in couch.

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Good morning! It’s Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

FILE – Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. U.S. health officials said Sunday, Dec. 5 that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President Joe Biden’s chief medial adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that scientists need more information before drawing conclusion’s about omicron’s severity. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

2. Rep. posts family photo with guns, days after school shooting

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) in a Christmas photo of his family holding guns, in this image obtained from Twitter, posted on December 4, 2021. Courtesy of Twitter @REPTHOMASMASSIE / Social Media via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. MANDATORY CREDIT TWITTER @REPTHOMASMASSIE.

3. Former Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98

FILE – Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., attends the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, July 25, 2006. Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98. His wife, Elizabeth Dole, posted the announcement Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, on Twitter. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

4. New US travel restrictions start Monday

FILE – Two airplane pilots pass by a line of passengers while waiting at a security check-in line at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, ahead of Fourth of July weekend, July 1, 2021. The number of people traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration say it is ready to handle the surge. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File)

📱 [Trending] this morning

Florida police pull 5-foot snake from man’s new couch

Wow, this cushion feels lumpy …

FILE – Greg Kinnear appears at the season six premiere of the Netflix political drama series “House of Cards,” on Oct. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. The two-time Emmy Award-winner and Oscar nominee is slated to take over the role of Atticus Finch from Jeff Daniels beginning Jan. 5, 2022. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 New U.S. travel restrictions begin today.

🔴 Kamal Harris’s office facing major staff turnover after “soul-destroying” criticism.

🔴 Cincinnati makes history by breaking into College Football Playoff.

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