☀ January 1: Ringing in the New Year with restrictions, 3rd state detects virus variant and Portland unrest

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Friday, January 1, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣🎇It’s 2021! Watch cities around the US ring in the new year

FILE- IN this Jan. 1, 2020 file photo, fireworks for New Year’s Eve erupt over the Strip as viewed from the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on in Las Vegas. If ever a year’s end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it. Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year’s festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

2️⃣🧪 New coronavirus variant reported in Florida, marking nation’s 3rd confirmed case


3️⃣🚔 Riot declared in Portland on New Year’s Eve as police respond to fires, vandalism


4️⃣📚 Study: Kids more likely to be infected by a family member than in a classroom


📱 [Trending] this morning

WATCH: Alabama restaurant celebrates the end of 2020 with a dumpster fire

An Alabama restaurant is saying goodbye to 2020 in what they see as the most fitting way: a dumpster fire.


📅 What we’re watching

🔴 Acts of heroism, kindness and hope from 2020 to be showcased in a NewsNation special Friday night at 10/9c.

🔴 No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Notre Dame face off Friday in the 107th College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game, which is being held in Texas.

💻📲 We’ll bring you 🔴 LIVE news updates throughout the day on the NewsNation Now app and NewsNationNow.com.


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