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for the week ending 15 November 2020

 Great Again! COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready For 20 Million Americans By December

(NY Post) — Get ready to roll up your sleeve for a COVID-19 shot.

As many as 20 million Americans could be inoculated against the coronavirus before the end of the year – and the number jumps to 80 million by March – if the government hits the target deadlines of the vaccine campaign’s top scientist, Moncef Slaoui.

Slaoui’s schedule put the number of monthly vaccines at 25 million to 30 million a month, starting in January. At that pace, roughly a fourth of the population could be vaccinated before spring, Business Insider reported.

Earlier predictions by two other top government officials, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, had set April as the rollout date.
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Wisconsin School Board Meeting Descends Into Chaos

(The Blaze) — Black Lives Matter protesters succeeded in disrupting and shutting down a local school board meeting in Wisconsin after they angrily confronted board members over an anti-racist curriculum. The chaos unfolded at a meeting of the Burlington Area School District Board of Education in Burlington.

The protesters were angry about racist comments made on social media against a fourth-grade teacher in the school district that had taught a lesson many thought was political propaganda related to the Black Lives Matter protests.

"I'm sick of each and every one of you being silent!" said one mother to the board after speaking about racism against her son.

Protesters were allowed to publicly comment for about an hour but when board members tried to move on to other topics, they began chanting, "Black Lives Matter!" and "Shut it down!"
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 Newsmax Again Beats Fox Business, CNBC In Ratings

(Newsmax Wires) — Fox News viewers appear to be deserting the network in droves as they tune into Newsmax TV.

Nielsen data confirms the trend in the post-election period last week.

During Wednesday through Friday last week, Newsmax TV led Fox Business and CNBC in all key day parts.

Newsmax is also seeing a terrific surge across its media properties, starting with its cable and satellite news channel. OTT viewership of the channel is also up on devices like Roku, YouTube, and Xumo.

The company also saw over a half million downloads to the free Newsmax TV APP, and earlier Tuesday hit the top 3 position in rankings for downloads on iPhone.
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George Stephanopoulos Seeking
Alex Trebek's 'Jeopardy!' Role

(Newsmax) — A representative for George Stephanopoulos is lobbying for the ABC News journalist to replace the late Alex Trebek as the host of the game show "Jeopardy!" according to TheWrap.

Trebek, who hosted the show for 36 years, died at age 80 on Sunday. He announced he had advanced pancreatic cancer in March 2019 but continued his hosting duties despite the "great pain."

A "highly placed person" told TheWrap that Stephanopoulos is eying the vacant position and that his agent is lobbying hard at ABC to get him the job.

ABC-owned TV stations have the syndication rights to "Jeopardy!" but distributor CBS Television and producer Sony Television will also have a say in deciding who the game show's next host is.
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Newsom Attended Party With More Households Than California Limits During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (SF Chronicle) — Gov. Gavin Newsom attended a birthday party for a political adviser last week that included people from several households, the type of gathering his administration has discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic.

The dinner the night of Nov. 6 at the famed French Laundry in Yountville in Napa County brought together at least 12 people to celebrate the 50th birthday of Jason Kinney, a longtime friend and adviser to Newsom who is also a partner at the lobbying firm Axiom Advisors. In addition to the governor, his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, was in attendance.

State guidelines limit gatherings, defined as "social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place," to no more than three households. Representatives for Kinney and Newsom declined to specify how many households the diners represented, but did not dispute that it was more than three.
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 "Murder hornet" Nest With Nearly 200 Queens
Destroyed "in the nick of time"

(CBS News) — When scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the U.S., they discovered about 500 live specimens in various stages of development, officials said Tuesday.

Among them were nearly 200 queens that had the potential to start their own nests, said Sven-Erik Spichiger, an entomologist leading the fight to kill the hornets.

"We got there just in the nick of time," he said.

Still, that didn't end the threat from the giant insects that can deliver painful though rarely deadly stings to people and wipe out entire hives of honey bees.

Scientists think other nests already exist and say it's impossible to know if any queens escaped before the first nest was destroyed.
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South Carolina Woman Charged After 5-Year-Old Girl Tests Positive For Heroin, Police Say

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WVLT/WMBF)  — A South Carolina woman has been charged after police said a child tested positive for heroin, WMBF reported.

The suspect identified as 30-year-old Ashley Baker Sutton was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Oct. 15 and charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

According to a report from the Horry County police, authorities learned the victim, a 5-year-old girl tested positive for the drug back in August.

Police said they opened the investigation after a report was made alleging Sutton was a drug user and frequented homes where illegal narcotics were believed to be used.
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Arkansas Police Officer Probing Past Shooting
 Gunned Down Outside Motel

(NY Post) — An Arkansas police officer was fatally shot Thursday night in the parking lot of a motel, according to reports.

Officers with the Helena-West Helena Police Department were investigating a tip at the Delta Inn when they were fired on by a suspect inside a car at about 7:30 p.m., authorities told Fox 13 Memphis.

The suspect, identified by WREG as 29-year-old Latarius Howard, was also wanted in a shooting from last week. He was still on the lam as of late Thursday, and last seen in a maroon SUV, according to reports.

The officer who was shot was hospitalized, but could not be saved.
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