December 2020
10 Democratic senators unveil “College Athletes Bill of Rights”10 states file antitrust lawsuit against Google22 people killed in Yemen airport attack23andMe raises new funding38 states file antitrust charges against Google6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes in Croatia787k people file for unemployment in US, declining for second straight week803k people file for unemployment in the USAirbnb begins trading publiclyAmazon announces acquisition of podcasting platform WonderyAmazon announces new renewable energy projectsAmazon launches custom clothing serviceApple debutes privacy nutrition labelsArecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsesAstraZeneca announces $39B acquisition of AlexionAttorney General Barr holds a final press conferenceAttorney General Barr to step down next weekAuthorities identify man responsible for Nashville explosionBarr makes comments related to 2020 electionBarr says that he appointed John Durham as "special counsel" in probe of FBI investigation originsBest of 2020 from Apple, Google, SpotifyBiden announces expected nominees for economic teamBiden announces health teamBiden transition team names top domestic nomineesBitcoin passes $20k for the first timeBitcoin reaches all-time highBob Bylan sells song catalog for $300MBoeing 737 Max returns to serviceBoko Haram claims responsibility for mass kidnappingCDC announces travel requirements for UK air passengersCDC says 1M Americans have received a Covid-19 vaccine dose; Tennessee joins California as a US outbreak epicenterCDC updates guidance on coronavirus quarantine lengthCalifornia preemptively announces plans for stay-at-home orderCalifornia reports first case of new, more transmissible coronavirus variantCanada approves Pfizer vaccineCanadian cannabis companies merge to create large global cannabis producerChina announces sanctions on individuals linked to pro-democracy groupsChina reaches record trade surplusChina spacecraft lands on moonChinese regulators announce antitrust investigation into AlibabaChinese regulators order Ant Group to address regulatory issuesChinese researchers claim quantum advantageChinese spacecraft returns with lunar samplesCoinbase confidentially files to go publicCollege Football Playoff contenders selectedCollege Football Playoff semifinal previewCollege football conference championship previewCommunications platform Discord confirms plans to raise $100MCongress passes a $1.4T government funding bill, alongside $900B coronavirus aid packageCongress passes new $900B coronavirus relief packageCongressional lawmakers agree on new $900B coronavirus relief packageCongressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from complications related to coronavirusCryptologists decipher Zodiac messageDHS warns of widespread cyberattackDOJ files lawsuit against FacebookDOJ sues Walmart for alleged contributions to the US opioid crisisDeepMind solves 50-year old biology challengeDepartment of Education extendes federal student loan forbearanceDetails on the SolarWinds cyberattack continued to emergeDirector of National Intelligence publishes opinion article on ChinaDiscovery to launch new streaming service in JanuaryDisney announces streaming subscriber figures and new content slate at investor dayDoorDash begins trading publiclyEPA announces commercial aircraft emissions standardsEU begins coronavirus vaccine distributionEU officials unveil new tech regulation proposalsEU regulators approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccineElectoral College formally elects Biden as next presidentFAA announces new drone rulesFCC chair announces plans to resign in JanuaryFDA expected to approve Moderna vaccineFDA expected to approve coronavirus vaccineFDA grants approval for over-the-counter coronavirus testFDA grants emergency approval for coronavirus vaccineFDA grants emergency use authorization for Moderna coronavirus vaccineFDA releases documents suggesting Pfizer vaccine meets success criteriaFDA signals support for Moderna vaccineFTC and 48 states and territories file antitrust lawsuits against FacebookFTC orders 9 tech companies to disclose data practicesFacebook launches PR campaign against Apple privacy policiesFarmer strikes continue in IndiaFederal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACAFirst known case of new coronavirus variant reported in ColoradoFrench President Macron tests positive for coronavirusGE agrees to $200M fineGM scales down partnership with NikolaGeorgia Senate runoff generates record fundraisingGiannis Antetokounmpo signs five-year supermax contractGiving Tuesday 2020Google experiences widespread outagesGotham Greens raises $87MHouse approves defense policy bill with 80% majorityHouse approves marijuana legislationHouse approves stopgap spending billHouse passes Holding Foreign Companies Accountable ActHouse votes to increase coronavirus relief payments to $2,000House votes to override NDAA vetoHunter Biden announces tax investigationIOC adds four new sports to 2024 Olympic gamesIndia farming protests continue

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