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Kurt is our producer coming up now that it's approved, he will be the first to get the cove in 19 vaccine. Look at what it will take to get the sensitive vaccine to medical facilities across the country. The U. S. Supreme Court shoots down an effort by the Trump Administration to challenge election result of government doesn't shut down. But that doesn't mean Congress as a smooth path to approving covert relief on Capitol Hill. I'm Mitchell Miller. It's 9 32. It is approved. The FDA is given an emergency use authorization to the nation's first Corona virus vaccine. It was manufactured by Fizer, CBS News Medical contributor, Dr David Agus. Says Moving it around The country, though, won't be easy that transportation of this vaccine is slightly complicated as it is transported at minus 94 F to each site and will be stored as such until Prior to being used. It could be at refrigerated temperature for approximately 24 hours. So the supply chain management is difficult here, but they're cheers across the country between scientists, doctors, patients. Really everybody and that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. The FDA says the vaccine can be given to people age 16 and older health care workers and elderly people in long term care facilities are expected to be the main recipients of the first round of 2.9 million doses. Ah, shut down may have been averted this weekend, but Congress still has a lot of work to do during the lame duck session more from W. T. O P S. Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. The short term spending measure approved by Congress only buys time for another week before another shutdown deadline comes up next Friday, and it could be another bumpy road before a spending bill gets passed. Senators Josh Holly and Bernie Sanders say they plan to again bring up their proposal for checks to go to Americans. Senator Holly $1200 for individuals, $2400 for families $500 for every child and as Senator Sanders rightly says, every member of this body has voted yes in favor of this relief before, But other lawmakers believe more unemployment benefits for Americans is a better way to help people. And there are plenty of other issues on which members of both parties strongly disagree. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller W T. O P News a lawsuit to toss out the presidential election results has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The suit was filed by Texas challenging the election procedures and four other states. It was backed by the president. In its rejection, the nation's high court says Texas left standing to pursue the case. Decision was the second time this week the court rejected requests to get involved in the election outcome. The electoral college scheduled to meet on Monday to formally election Joe Biden as the next president. President lecture vine working to solidify his Cabinet. Now an inside source tells The Associated Press that New York governor Andrew Cuomo is one of the people under consideration for attorney general this straight shooting governor of New York's become a well known face during the Corona virus pandemic. I've tried to work with the Trump administration and argue morality in principle for four years. You're better off trying to argue with a rock a person with knowledge of the process as Andrew Cuomo is now among those being considered for attorney general. It's not clear if the search process has changed after it was disclosed this week that Joe Biden son Hunter is under investigation for his financial dealings, and that the new attorney general would inherit that investigation. Others thought to be top contenders. Outgoing Alabama Senator Doug Jones Appeals court Judge Merrick Garland and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Jackie Quinn, Washington Stay with us ahead on w. T. O P is Russian microwave warfare being used to make us diplomats sick? It's 9 35. If driving a BMW made your wish list this holiday season. Think BMW of Rockville this month..

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