Midday News To Use: 12.14.2020

Historic Day
Sandra Lindsay, a nurse in New York City was among the first people to receive the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine today. After receiving the shot the critical care nurse at the New York Long Island Jewish Medical Center said: “I feel hopeful today.” This with the back drop of nearly 300,000 Americans have died because of the virus.
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local Focus
Broward and Pinellas counties will be the first Florida counties to receive the coronavirus vaccines. This initial distribution of vaccines to protect Florida’s most vulnerable residents follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
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Another Loss
Not only did President Trump lose the election, he lost the popular vote by nearly 7 million votes. He has also lost every one of the more than 50 lawsuits claiming widespread fraud. And today he losses again as the Electorial College goes through the motions of casting their votes for Joe Biden as the Next President of the United States.
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A Change is Going to Come
“I think it’s time to move forward.” Those are the words of Terry Francona, manager of the Cleveland baseball team, when asked in July about a potential team name change. The team has reportedly decided to drop the term “Indians” from its name, following in the footsteps of the Washington Football Team, which dropped “Redskins” from its name in July.
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Rescue in the Gulf
According to News Channel 8, 27 miles off the coast of Florida near Dunedin a man was rescued by the Coast Guard. A good samaritan also assisted. Saturday the Coast Guard responded to a call of a disable 38-foot boat taking on water. They pumped out the water, found the source and towed the vessel to safety.
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