January 5: Biden touts vaccination. Powerball tops $600 million.

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In this Jan. 12, 2021 file photo, blank forms for the Powerball lottery sit in a bin at a local grocery store, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Good morning! It’s Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. Biden touts vaccination amid omicron surge

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President Joe Biden speaks as he meets with the White House COVID-19 Response Team on the latest developments related to the Omicron variant in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

2. Drivers no longer stranded along I-95 in Virginia, officials say

This image provided by the Virginia department of Transportation shows a closed section of Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Va. Tuesday Jan. 4, 2022. Both northbound and southbound sections of the highway were closed due to snow and ice. (Virginia Department of Transportation via AP)

3. Brian Laundrie’s parents trying to get notebook still in FBI custody

This image from police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. (Courtesy: Moab Police Dept. via AP)

4. Test sites report shortages of monoclonal antibody meds

A nurse enters a monoclonal antibody site, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

📱 [Trending] this morning

Powerball jackpot grows to $610M, next draw on Wednesday

It’s the kind of money that the mind can’t easily comprehend, but what would you do with it?

In this Jan. 12, 2021 file photo, blank forms for the Powerball lottery sit in a bin at a local grocery store, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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