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Biden Names First Cabinet Picks

The foreign policy and national security picks reflect both experience and promises of diversity. NBC's Alice Barr reports.

(NBC News) — President-elect Joe Biden announced his first cabinet picks Monday, with a focus on national security. The foreign policy and national security picks reflect both experience and promises of diversity. They include the first Latino to head the Department of Homeland Security, first women as Director of National Intelligence and Treasury Secretary. Former Secretary of State John Kerry…

Unheeded Warnings: Travel Surges Despite COVID-19 Risk

Millions of travelers are packing airports and highways ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, despite a CDC warning urging Americans to stay at home to reduce COVID-19's spread. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

(NBC News) — In airports across the country masks are the only evidence we’re in the middle of a pandemic. Terminals were packed with travelers Monday, even after the Centers for Disease Control joined chorus of officials and health professionals pleading with Americans to stay home for the holidays. Many aren’t getting the message. More than three million passengers filled…

Snatched From The Jaws Of Death: Florida Man Fights Alligator To Save Puppy

Richard Wilbanks says "instincts just took over" when he saw his new puppy, Gunner, snatched by an alligator near his Estero home. WBBH's Brad Hamilton reports.

(WBBH/NBC News) — Video shows a Florida man springing into action to save his new puppy from the jaws of an alligator. Richard Wilbanks said he was enjoying a beautiful fall day with his new puppy, Gunner, when everything changed in a blink of an eye. Gunner started crying out for help, and Wilbanks saw an alligator had him in…

Millions Hit The Road Despite COVID-19 Travel Warning

Despite warnings and a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths across the country, millions are packing up and taking a holiday trip this week. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

(NBC News) — Despite warnings and a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths across the country, millions are packing up and taking a holiday trip this week. Doctors, nurses, health officials and city and state leaders for weeks have been urging travelers not take Thanksgiving trips. They’re warning that the spread of COVID-19 cases will only…

“A National Embarrassment” – Republicans Turn On Trump Challenges

Republicans are turning up the heat on the Trump administration to start working with President-elect Biden's transition team, and sharply criticizing Mr. Trump's refusal to concede. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — Michigan and Pennsylvania will begin certifying election results Monday, further weakening President Trump’s chances of finding any path that will allow him to remain in office. Mr. Trump sued to challenge results in both states and lost. The president is asking for a second recount in Georgia after the first recount confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win there….

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: The Show Must Go On

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted most celebrations this year, but one tradition will continue...with some major adjustments. NBC's Chris Pollone reports.

(NBC) — Thanksgiving will be a lot different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing you can count on is millions of Americans will tune in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “We will still be doing a live parade on Thanksgiving Day, but it’s going to be shortened and it’s going to be something that’s only…

Good Samaritans Return Stolen Bike

An Indianapolis man has transportation to work again thanks to the kindness of several court house security guards. WTHR Emily Longnecker reports...

(WTHR/NBC News) — An Indianapolis man is riding high thanks to the kindness of a group of Good Samaritans. It is a simple green bike: two tires, a seat and some handlebars. But to the man receiving it this week, 35-year-old John Wessel, this bike was a lifeline, a way for him to get to work every day to support…

“An Abuse Of Office” – Biden Team Blasts Trump’s Actions

President Trump is facing harsh criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike for his apparent moves to pressure state lawmakers to overturn election results. NBC's Susan McGinnis reports.

(NBC News) — President Trump remained defiant Friday, refusing to concede the election and pushing ahead with unprecedented, long-shot efforts to overturn it. Speaking at an announcement on prescription drug prices, he accused manufacturers of delaying vaccine announcements to hurt him. “Big pharma ran millions of dollars of negative ads against me during my campaign. which I won, by the…

Pfizer Submits Vaccine For Emergency Use Authorization

The vaccine, reportedly 95 percent effective, could be available next month if it is approved for use. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

(NBC News) — Pfizer has submitted an application for Emergency Use Authorization of their COVID-19 vaccine. Distribution could begin within 24 hours once that authorization is granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer and their partner Biontech say the vaccine was successful in 95 percent of the patients enrolled in clinical trials. The FDA will analyze Pfizer’s raw…