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• Hospitalizations in California hit Records; Florida Governor on Vaccinations; DC National Guard Activated ahead of Demonstrations; Hunt for New Mutations. Aired 9:30-10a ET
• Republicans Set to Try to Overturn Election Results; Georgia Run-Off Elections. Aired 3-3:30p ET
• Voters Hitting Polls in Critical Election Senate Majority at Stake; Divided GOP Set for Fierce Showdown Over Biden Win; Trump Confident Ahead of Congressional Vote-Count; Ambulance Crews Told Not to Bring Patients with Low Survival Chance. Aired 9-9:30a ET
• Vaccine Rollout Remains Slow; Interview with Hip-Hop Artists Jeezy and Jermaine Dupri; More Transmissible COVID Variant Locks Down England. Aired 10:30-11a ET
• Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R-GA) Discusses Senate Runoff, Trump Call with Raffensperger; 13 Republicans in Senate, 140 in House Plan to Challenge Electoral College Votes; Trump & Pence Having Lunch Right Now as Trump Intensifies Pressure on V.P. to Challenge Congressional Vote Count; Alan Frumin, Former U.S. Senate Parliamentarian, Discusses Trump Pressuring Pence to Challenge Congressional Vote; Coronavirus "Human Disaster" in California, Person Dies of Virus Every 15 Minutes in Los Angeles; FDA Warning Against Splitting Doses of Coronavirus Vaccines. Aired 1:30-2p ET
• Biden Says He's Feeling Really Optimistic that Ossoff, Warnock Will Win Georgia Runoffs; More Republicans Refuse to Object Election Results; Ted Cruze to Contest Arizona Results; Hawley to Contest Pennsylvania; Trump Pressures Mike Pence to Thwart Electoral College Vote; Study Shows U.S. Infections of COVID-19 may be 4 Time Higher Than Reported; First Case of COVID Variant for in Georgia, Among Multiple States. Aired 3:30-4p ET
• L.A. Ambulances Told Not To Take Patients Unlikely To Survive; FL: 1,000 Cars With Seniors Camp Out Overnight To Get Vaccinated; Hundreds Of Protesters Already Gathering, Businesses Boarding Up. Aired 12:30-1p ET
• In-Person Turnout to Determine Georgia Election Today; Election Is Proceeding Smoothly; President Trump and Pence Had Lunch Today. Aired 2-2:30p ET
• Trump Advisor: Trump Effort to Block Biden Win Likely to Fail; Trump & Pence Had Lunch Earlier as Trump Intensifies Pressure on V.P. to Challenge Congressional Vote Count; 3 More Senators Will Not Challenge Election Results; New Study Says COVID Cases Could Be Four Time Higher than Reported, California Hit Hardest; Top NYC Hospital Official Defends Hesitancy of Some Health Care Workers to Take Vaccine. Aired 2:30-3p ET
• High-Stakes Runoff Elections To Decide Control Of Senate; Trump: I'll Campaign Against GA Governor And Secretary Of State In 2022; Voters Hitting Polls In Critical Elections, Senate Majority At Stake; Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) Will Object To Certification Of Electoral Votes Tomorrow; Divided GOP Set For Fierce Showdown Over Biden Win. Aired 10-10:30a ET
• Voters Hitting Polls In Critical Elections, Senate Majority At Stake; High-Stakes Runoff Races To Decide Control Of The Senate; CNN: Sen. Cruz Will Object To Arizona Certification; Trump Ups Pressure On Pence, Falsely Claiming VP Has Power To Overturn. Aired 12-12:30p ET
• Voting Underway In Elections That Will Decide Senate Control; Mike Pence Faces Pressure From President Trump To Overturn Election; Federal Judge In Georgia Rejects Trump Campaign Election Lawsuit; Interview With Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R-GA) about Election Day. Aired 1-1:30p ET
• CNN Election Day In America Continued; Voters Hitting Polls In Critical Elections; High-Stakes Runoff Races To Decide Control Of The Senate; Trump Turns Up Heat On Pence Ahead Of Electoral Vote Count. Aired 11-11:30a ET
• Election Night In America Continued; High-Stakes Election Will Determine Control Of Senate; G.A. Exit Poll: Majority Say 2020 Election Was Conducted Fairly; Final Hours Of Voting Under Way; DeKalb County Surpasses November's In-Person Election Day Voting; GA Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams Speaks With CNN. Aired 5-6p ET
• Georgia Vote; Soon: Polls Close In Georgia, Control Of Senate At Stake. Aired 6-7p ET
• L.A. Ambulances Told Not To Take Patients Unlikely To Survive; Trump Lawyer On Infamous Call Is Early Backer Of Conspiracies; Voters Hitting Polls In Critical Elections. Aired 11:30a-12p ET
• Interview With Georgia Secretary Of State Brad Raffensperger; Georgia Votes; New CDC Numbers: Less Than 29 Percent Of Distributed Vaccines Administered. Aired 4:30-5p ET
• Republicans Leading In Georgia Race; Republican Party Not Too Confident; All Eyes On Dekalb County. Aired 10-11p ET
• Awaiting First Results From GA Senate Runoff Races; Too Early To Call Georgia Senate Runoff Races. Aired 7-8p ET
• Republicans Set To Attempt To Overturn Trump Defeat; Georgia Votes. Aired 4-4:30p ET
• Georgia Senate Election Night Coverage Continued; Too Early To Call Georgia Senate Runoff Races. Aired 8-9p ET
• Razor-Thin Margins In Both Georgia Senate Races; Source: Pence Told Trump He Doesn't Have Power To Overturn Election; Largest Outstanding Vote: Early In-Person From DeKalb County. Aired 9-10p ET
• Election Night in America Continued: CNN Coverage of the Georgia Senate Runoff Race. Aired 11p-12a ET

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• Britain Enters Third Lockdown; Trump Can't Get Over His Loss; Trump Wants to Reverse Election Results; COVID Cases Runs Rampant; COVID Vaccination Lags Behind; England's New National Lockdown; Scientist Worry Variant Mutations May Affect Vaccine Response; Iran Seizes South Korean-Flagged Tanker; Iran Says First Batch of 20 Percent Enriched Uranium Completed; Where is Jack Ma; Democrats on the Attack as Campaign Ends; Georgia Officials Refutes False Election Claims; Hip-hop's Hustle to Flip The Senate. Aired 3-4a ET
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• Trump Stumps For Georgia Run-Offs But Mostly Talks Up His Stolen Election; New Variant Locks England Down, Level Five; Los Angeles County Begins Rationing Medical Care; India Embarks On Colossal Vaccination Program, Experts Fear Too Quickly; Post-Holiday Surge - An American Dies Of COVID Every 33 Seconds; Trump Repeats False Fraud Claims at Campaign Rally; Trump Phone Call Could Impact Critical Races; Tehran Resumes 20 percent Uranium Enrichment, Breaching Pact; Iran Seizes South Korean Flagged Tanker; Where is Jack Ma?; Mexico's COVID Czar Takes Beach Trip amid Infection Spree. Aired 1-2a ET
• Crucial Elections to Decide Balance of Power in Senate; Trump Slams Stacey Abrams, Mocks Republican Officials; Biden: Georgia the Whole Nation is Looking to You; Trumps Phone Call Could Impact Georgia Runoffs; California Feels the Strain of New Surge in COVID-19 Cases; U.S. Struggling to Deliver on Vaccine Rollout. Aired 4-4:30a ET
• India Planning to Vaccinate 300 Million by August; U.K. First to Provide Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine; Iran Seizes South Korean- Flagged Tanker; FDA: Idea of Administering Half Doses of Vaccine 'Premature'. Aired 12-1a ET
• England: Tough New Lockdown After Record Surge in Cases; Iran Seizes South Korean-Flagged Tanker; Iran Says First Batch of 20 Percent Enriched Uranium Completed; Trump Spews Lies at Rally Hours Before Polls Open; Democrats in Georgia on the Attack as Campaign Ends; Atlanta's Hip-Hop Community Plays Key Role in Elections; Mexico's COVID Czar Takes Beach Trim Amid Infection Surge. Aired 4:30- 5a ET
• Hospitals Hammered by Post-Holiday COVID-19 Surge; England's New Lockdown; Trump Repeats False Claims at Georgia Campaign Rally; Republicans Indifferent to Damning Trump Call; Tehran in Breach of Nuclear Pact; Mexico Offers Political Asylum to Julian Assange; California Records over 22,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations; Austria Extends National Lockdown; Mexico's COVID-19 Czar Takes Beach Trip amid Infection Surge. Aired 2-3a ET
• Georgia's Republican Senate Candidates Backing Trump's Effort To Overturn Election With Debunked Fraud Claims; CNN Speaks To UAE Minister Of State For Foreign Affairs; Strict Lockdown Imposed In England As Cases Surges; Doctor: It's Time To Consider Delaying Second Dose Of Vaccine; GOP Not Dismissing Their Wins On Same Ballots They Claim Are Rigged; Trump's Fortnight Farce Is Running Out Of Clock. Aired 11a-12p ET