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Rahm members of the Senate or a meeting In a rare New Year's Day session, lawmakers were in the process of overriding President Trump's veto of the annual defense spending bill as the end of the congressional term approaches. NPR's Dave Mystics reports. Both the House and Senate initially passed the National Defense Authorization Act with two thirds majorities. But President Trump rejected the bill taking issue with the continued shielding of social media companies over content posted by users, among other objections. House secured their part in the veto of right earlier this week. The Senate is set to move forward on a series of procedural votes today this on the heels of maneuvering by Democrats to increase the amount of direct stimulus payments from $600 to $2000, a proposal backed by Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tied the proposed amulets increases to repeal this section of code that shields the social media companies, leaving the fate of that effort in question. Gave Mystic NPR news U. S. Health officials had hoped to vaccinate 20 million people against the coronavirus by now, that hasn't happened. NPR's Richard Harris explains. Why, well, what happened is there lots of reasons and let's start with expectations. The Trump administration has long promised quick fixes to the Corona virus pandemic, including a vaccine that would be widely available in 2020 Remember that And did you know the administration did back an effort that produced produced these vaccines in record time? But I spoke yesterday with Dr Marcus Plush, who is the chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health officials, and his take is that the timetable for vaccination was largely aspirational. NPR's Richard Harris reporting One of the most iconic games in college football. The Rose Bowl will play outside of Pasadena, California for the first time since World War two Matchup between Notre Dame and Alabama today will be in Arlington, Texas. A change in venue comes because California would not allow in person Spectators at the game. Miranda Suarez of member station K R a reports The Rose Bowl isn't the first big sporting event to seek sanctuary in Arlington during the pandemic. Major League Baseball held the entire world Syria's there last year. University of North Texas Health Science Center epidemiology professor Rajesh Nandi warns these big events could easily become cove in 19 super spreaders. So if there is a large congregation off hands and if the collectively attend bars in large numbers It's likely that that would give rise to an increase in new corporate cases and hospitalized since obviously follow, Nandy says with covert 19 numbers so bad in North Texas right now, there's no safe way to go to games. I'm Miranda Suarez in Fort Worth in the other college football playoff semifinal, Clemson will play Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. It takes place tonight in New Orleans. This is NPR. This is w. N. Y. C in New York at 10 04. Good morning. I'm Carrie Nolan. Mayor De Blasio's says he wants to vaccinate a million New Yorkers against covert 19 by the end of January, he told CNN yesterday the city is preparing to kick efforts into high gear. Going to say, toe every part of the healthcare world. We need you local community clinics were gonna put up pop up sites. We're going to use our schools. You name it, whatever it takes. To reach a million people were ready to go. So far more than 88,000, New Yorkers have received a dose of the covert 19 vaccine. That's about a quarter of the more than 347,000 doses. The city's received Vaccine is currently being given to health care workers and nursing home residents and staff. And Mayor de Blasio has declared March 14th as a day of remembrance for victims of the covert 19 pandemic. Today's the first anniversary of the first confirmed death of the New Yorker from covert 19, the mayor says it will be a day to honor frontline workers. Police say 39 year old man has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief is a hate crime after derogatory graffiti was found on four Brooklyn synagogues a meal Benjamin of Brooklyn was accused yesterday of scrawling graffiti with a marker pen damaging to cabinets and stealing $20 from one synagogue. It's unclear whether he has an attorney Governor Cuomo has directed the state police hate Crimes task force to assist.

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