The Morning Dispatch: The First COVID Vaccine Has Shipped

Happy Monday! So that’s what competent football looks like!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are en route to all 50 states after the FDA approved the first coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the United States on Friday.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the lawsuit filed and led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in four decisive battleground states. The court decided not to hear the case on the grounds that Texas had “not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.”

  • Despite reaching an agreement to extend talks aimed at retaining an economic partnership between the United Kingdom and the European Union post-Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von Der Leyen indicated such a deal is not likely. Johnson said the two sides remain “far apart on key issues” with limited time to resolve discrepancies.

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