☀ November 19: Promising response in AstraZeneca vaccine trials, Georgia’s hand count wraps up and Alaska’s 66 days of darkness

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Thursday, November 19, 2020. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣🧪 AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine shows promise among elderly in trials

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)

2️⃣🗳 Georgia to release report on hand tally of presidential race

Officials sort ballots during an audit at the Georgia World Congress Center on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

3️⃣⚖ A look at President Trump’s election legal challenges

4️⃣🩺Texas sending record help to overwhelmed hospitals

5️⃣🚔 Family questions police response after missing Louisiana teen found dead

📱 [Trending] this morning

This Alaska town won’t see the sun for more than 2 months

America’s northernmost city is saying goodbye to sunlight for 66 days.

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks said that following the sunset at 1:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time Wednesday, it will be dark in the Alaskan town of Utqiaġvik until January 23, 2021.

Forecasters said it’s part of a 66-day period of polar night.

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will meet virtually with the National Governors Association‘s executive committee on Thursday.

🔴 Vice President Mike Pence will lead a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. EST. President Donald Trump does not have any public events scheduled for Thursday, so far.

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

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