Happy Monday. This is shaping up to be one of the busiest news weeks of the year. It feels like weeks since the last holiday already.
In Case You Missed It.
Hundreds of dead birds littered the streets of Rome after fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve.
George Clooney’s Netflix movie, “The Midnight Sky” reached the #1 spot in 77 countries over the holidays.
This TikTok video has gone viral because a meteorologist shows how eating icicles means you are eating bird poop. Don’t do that.
President-elect Joe Biden has canceled his inaugural parade in favor of a short military escort to the White House.
A judge in Britain will rule on whether or not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States today.
Coronavirus Update: Total confirmed U.S. cases as of 12 p.m. ET Sunday: 20,451,310 — Total deaths: 350,357 — Total tests: 249,448,470
- The U.S. surpassed 350,000 Covid deaths and braces for more after the holidays.
- Germany is likely to extend its lockdown beyond January 10 due to rising Covid cases.
- Israel has set records for vaccinating more than 1/10 of its population but this rollout has excluded the 2.7 Palestinians living around them.
- Norway will impose a new lockdown as the third wave of Covid runs through the country.
- Experts suggest that people who take the Covid vaccine should avoid alcohol.