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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.