Happy Friday. Today is our last quiet morning until the kids are out of school for two weeks. I’m just going to sit here for a few minutes and enjoy this silence.
In Case You Missed It.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs in Ireland has declared that Santa Clause qualifies for essential travel and will not need to quarantine. Children should not stay up for him, however, because he does need to practice social distancing. (Show this to your kids!)
Disney CEO Robert Iger is interested in becoming the ambassador to China in the Biden administration.
Hundreds of schoolboys who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria have been safely returned.
Two Ohio parents were charged with renting a party bus for their child’s 14th birthday but not going along to supervise. The kids started fighting, the bus driver tried to flee. It was mayhem.
Trading app Robinhood has agreed to a $65 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission after it was accused of “gamifying” stock investments.
Coronavirus Update: Total confirmed U.S. cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday: 17,179,180 — Total deaths: 310,325 — Total tests: 222,681,418
- The Moderna Covid vaccine has been approved for use by the FDA.
- French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid.
- A California judge ruled that strip clubs in San Diego can stay open during the lockdown.
- An 18-year-old woman from Georgia has been jailed for four months for violating her quarantine when she slipped off her monitoring band to watch her boyfriend’s jet-skiing competition.