☀ December 17: FDA to review Moderna vaccine, storms shutdown the Northeast and Santa’s wild ride

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Thursday, December 17, 2020. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣💉 US trying to secure more of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, FDA reviews Moderna

Tami Jeffries, R.N., prepares the first locally-available dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP)

2️⃣❄️ Snow continues to pummel the Northeast

A man walks through the Villanova University campus during a snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

3️⃣😷 Biden, Pence preparing to get COVID-19 vaccine soon


4️⃣⚾ MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league


📱 [Trending] this morning

Video: Santa Claus swings from construction equipment in Colorado

As if 2020 hasn’t been weird enough already, Santa Claus is trading his sleigh for a 50,000-pound excavator.


📅 What we’re watching

🔴 FDA advisory committee will review Moderna’s request for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine at 9 a.m. EST

🔴 SpaceX rocket carrying classified spacecraft payload is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 9 a.m. EST

🔴 House Oversight Committee hearing for Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family and the opioid epidemic is scheduled for 9 a.m. EST

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