FILE - This July 18, 2020, file photo, shows the AstraZeneca offices in Cambridge, England. AstraZeneca announced Monday, Aug. 31, its vaccine candidate has entered the final testing stage in the U.S. The company said the study will involve up to 30,000 adults from various racial, ethnic and geographic groups.

AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results


Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild
In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care.

Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe
President Donald Trump walks out to speak in the Brady Briefing Room in the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Washington, with Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump administration denies permit for divisive Alaska mine
President Donald Trump gestures while addressing a campaign rally at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

Joe Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

Stocks mostly fall, even as tech gains push Nasdaq to record
Buildings line Wall Street, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York.

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On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, many stick to holiday travel plans despite COVID-19 warnings

On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, many stick to holiday travel plans despite COVID-19 warnings


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Amanda Colianni, a census field supervisor, poses for The Associated Press, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Baltimore. Colianni said she believes 5,300 cases in neighborhoods she managed were closed prematurely and removed from the door-knocking effort after only one attempt by census takers to interview members of households in mid-to-late September.

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