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(CNN)The White House Christmas tree has arrived, bringing a small bit of normalcy to a remarkably abnormal political time.

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Election 2020The Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process with President-elect Joe Biden. The General Services Administration made the announcement yesterday, marking the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge the President’s electoral defeat. Now, Biden and his team will have access to a slew of resources, including federal employees and about $6.3 million to set up the next administration. Biden’s team unveiled a series of Cabinet nominations and staffing decisions yesterday. Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve, will likely be the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary. Also revealed were Alejandro Mayorkas, who’d be the first Latino and immigrant to run the Department of Homeland Security, and Avril Haines as Biden’s pick for director of national intelligence, the first woman to lead the intelligence community. More Biden staff picks are expected today. President-elect Joe Biden unveils first Cabinet picksPresident-elect Joe Biden unveils first Cabinet picksPresident-elect Joe Biden unveils first Cabinet picksJUST WATCHEDPresident-elect Joe Biden unveils first Cabinet picksReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

President-elect Joe Biden unveils first Cabinet picks 03:31Read More2. Coronavirus The US could reach 20 million cumulative coronavirus cases by January 20, according to a new forecasting model. That means cases — already at record highs in some areas — would nearly double by then. For two weeks now, every day has brought a new record high for coronavirus hospitalizations. That number now stands at more than 85,800. And that optimistic news about the AstraZeneca vaccine with a 70% average effective rate? Medical experts still have a lot of questions about those findings, like what data led the drugmaker to conclusions about its effectiveness. As for whenever a vaccine is made available, members of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee are reminding people that they may feel unwell for a bit after getting vaccinated — a common side effect of such regimens.Americans continue holiday travel despite Covid-19 case surgeAmericans continue holiday travel despite Covid-19 case surgeAmericans continue holiday travel despite Covid-19 case surgeJUST WATCHEDAmericans continue holiday travel despite Covid-19 case surgeReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Americans continue holiday travel despite Covid-19 case surge 02:173. Nigeria Officials in the Nigerian city of Lagos are investigating the shooting of protesters by military forces during widespread anti-police brutality demonstrations last month. However, a key piece of evidence is raising more questions than answers. The Lagos State government’s security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting was played for a judicial panel this weekend. The footage shows soldiers approaching protesters and firing shots, but it pans away at a critical moment when other video from the scene shows the army appearing to fire directly at protesters. The US and UK have called on Nigeria to ensure that its investigation into the shooting — and the entire weeks-long series of protests leading up to the incident — is free and fair.Gov't CCTV footage helps corroborate CNN Nigeria investigationGov't CCTV footage helps corroborate CNN Nigeria investigationGov't CCTV footage helps corroborate CNN Nigeria investigationJUST WATCHEDGov’t CCTV footage helps corroborate CNN Nigeria investigationReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Gov’t CCTV footage helps corroborate CNN Nigeria investigation 03:494. China China appears to be doing quite a lot of building along a disputed border with India and Bhutan. The Doklam area in the Himalayas was the site of a months-long standoff in 2017, and new satellite imagery from a US-based company shows “significant construction activity,” including construction of “new military storage bunkers.” The Doklam area is claimed by both China and Bhutan, but it is also strategically important to India. Not only are Bhutan and India traditionally allies, but earlier this year, China and India had a separate clash along another disputed border area that left 20 soldiers dead. This pattern of Chinese fortification and possible border encroachment is echoed in the country’s recent behavior in the South China Sea, where it has shored up its position in several disputed areas.Why are India and China sparring at the border?Why are India and China sparring at the border?India China border Himalayas clash Galwan satellite image Kiley pkg intl hnk vpx_00010726JUST WATCHEDWhy are India and China sparring at the border?ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Why are India and China sparring at the border? 02:155. EmissionsRemember when we hoped plummeting pandemic travel would lead to cleaner air? That hasn’t happened. The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere surged to a new record high this year, says the World Meteorological Organization. Turns out, the pandemic-related drop in carbon emissions was just a tiny blip on a much larger landscape. In related news, General Motors announced it’s withdrawing support from a Trump administration lawsuit aimed at taking away California’s decades-old right to set its own auto emissions rules, which are usually stricter than federal rules. Other automakers joined the Trump suit, saying they feared having to abide by two standards. However, with a new administration moving in next year, GM bowed out. Speaking of, Biden has appointed a new presidential envoy to tackle the climate crisis: former Secretary of State John Kerry.The US has left the Paris Agreement. What now?The US has left the Paris Agreement. What now?The US has left the Paris Agreement. What now?JUST WATCHEDThe US has left the Paris Agreement. What now?ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

The US has left the Paris Agreement. What now? 15:19BREAKFAST BROWSE’Foot soldiers on the march to freedom’David Dinkins, New York City’s first African American mayor, has died at age 93. Dinkins, a New Jersey native, served as the city’s 106th mayor, from 1990 to 1993.‘Dancing with the Stars’ has crowned a new championThe Mirrorball Trophy is basically the Stanley Cup of celebrity performance reality show awards. ‘Jeopardy!’ names Ken Jennings as its first interim host after Alex Trebek’s deathBecause only a GOAT can fill another GOAT’s shoes. 'Jeopardy!' executive producer: Trebek was a great man'Jeopardy!' executive producer: Trebek was a great manalex trebek jeopardy executive producer mike richards intv nr vpx_00015028JUST WATCHED’Jeopardy!’ executive producer: Trebek was a great manReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

‘Jeopardy!’ executive producer: Trebek was a great man 04:52These are the best of Netflix’s corny holiday rom-comsWhy, yes, we will be swaddling ourselves in a giant blanket and watching five hours of them in a row, why do you ask? Ford’s new F-150 4×4 SuperCrew Limited hybrid comes with massage seats Hauling stuff to the local solid waste management unit and then giving you a back rub: Get you a truck that can do both.Ford unveils first full hybrid pickup truckFord unveils first full hybrid pickup truckFord unveils first full hybrid pickup truckJUST WATCHEDFord unveils first full hybrid pickup truckReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Ford unveils first full hybrid pickup truck 01:15An invasive, snake-like hammerhead worm is popping up in GeorgiaNO. Stop. Worms aren’t technically bugs, but the spirit still stands: No More Scary Bugs 2020!!!!!HAPPENING LATERYes, Virginia, there will be a turkey pardoning Despite the many changes swirling about the White House and his otherwise light schedule this month, President Trump is set to participate in the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon later today. President Donald Trump is joined by his wife, Melania, as he pardons Butter the turkey on Tuesday, November 26.President Donald Trump is joined by his wife, Melania, as he pardons Butter the turkey on Tuesday, November 26. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysPresident Donald Trump is joined by his wife, Melania, as he pardons Butter the turkey on Tuesday, November 26.Hide Caption 1 of 15Trump pardons Peas the turkey in 2018. Peas and another turkey, Carrots, were sent to a Virginia farm to spend the rest of their lives.Trump pardons Peas the turkey in 2018. Peas and another turkey, Carrots, were sent to a Virginia farm to spend the rest of their lives. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysTrump pardons Peas the turkey in 2018. Peas and another turkey, Carrots, were sent to a Virginia farm to spend the rest of their lives.Hide Caption 2 of 15Reporters gets a sneak peek at Wishbone, who was pardoned in 2017.Reporters gets a sneak peek at Wishbone, who was pardoned in 2017. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysReporters gets a sneak peek at Wishbone, who was pardoned in 2017.Hide Caption 3 of 15President Barack Obama, with his nephews Aaron and Austin Robinson, pardons Tot the turkey in 2016.President Barack Obama, with his nephews Aaron and Austin Robinson, pardons Tot the turkey in 2016. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysPresident Barack Obama, with his nephews Aaron and Austin Robinson, pardons Tot the turkey in 2016.Hide Caption 4 of 15Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, applaud Cheese, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in 2014.Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, applaud Cheese, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in 2014. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysObama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, applaud Cheese, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in 2014.Hide Caption 5 of 15Obama gestures while pardoning a turkey in 2012.Obama gestures while pardoning a turkey in 2012. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysObama gestures while pardoning a turkey in 2012.Hide Caption 6 of 15Malia Obama pets Liberty the turkey in 2011.Malia Obama pets Liberty the turkey in 2011. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysMalia Obama pets Liberty the turkey in 2011.Hide Caption 7 of 15President George W. Bush stands with members of the Hill family, who raised Pumpkin the turkey, during Pumpkin's pardoning ceremony in 2008.President George W. Bush stands with members of the Hill family, who raised Pumpkin the turkey, during Pumpkin's pardoning ceremony in 2008. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysPresident George W. Bush stands with members of the Hill family, who raised Pumpkin the turkey, during Pumpkin’s pardoning ceremony in 2008.Hide Caption 8 of 15Bush pets May the turkey in 2007.Bush pets May the turkey in 2007. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysBush pets May the turkey in 2007.Hide Caption 9 of 15Bush pardons Biscuits in 2004. Biscuits and his alternate, Gravy, went on to a petting zoo in Virginia.Bush pardons Biscuits in 2004. Biscuits and his alternate, Gravy, went on to a petting zoo in Virginia. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysBush pardons Biscuits in 2004. Biscuits and his alternate, Gravy, went on to a petting zoo in Virginia.Hide Caption 10 of 15President George H.W. Bush participates in the traditional pardoning in 1990.President George H.W. Bush participates in the traditional pardoning in 1990. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysPresident George H.W. Bush participates in the traditional pardoning in 1990.Hide Caption 11 of 15The National Thanksgiving Turkey flaps its wings, startling President Ronald Reagan and other guests during the 1987 pardoning ceremony.The National Thanksgiving Turkey flaps its wings, startling President Ronald Reagan and other guests during the 1987 pardoning ceremony. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysThe National Thanksgiving Turkey flaps its wings, startling President Ronald Reagan and other guests during the 1987 pardoning ceremony.Hide Caption 12 of 15Reagan admires a turkey in 1982.Reagan admires a turkey in 1982. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysReagan admires a turkey in 1982.Hide Caption 13 of 15First lady Rosalynn Carter and her daughter, Amy, pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey in 1978. First lady Rosalynn Carter and her daughter, Amy, pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey in 1978. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysFirst lady Rosalynn Carter and her daughter, Amy, pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey in 1978. Hide Caption 14 of 15President Gerald R. Ford is presented with the National Thanksgiving Turkey in 1975. The turkey was presented by Marvin DeWitt of Zeeland, Michigan. According to the White House memo, it was the first time that the president, the turkey and the presenter were all from the same state.President Gerald R. Ford is presented with the National Thanksgiving Turkey in 1975. The turkey was presented by Marvin DeWitt of Zeeland, Michigan. According to the White House memo, it was the first time that the president, the turkey and the presenter were all from the same state. Photos: US presidents pardoning turkeysPresident Gerald R. Ford is presented with the National Thanksgiving Turkey in 1975. The turkey was presented by Marvin DeWitt of Zeeland, Michigan. According to the White House memo, it was the first time that the president, the turkey and the presenter were all from the same state.Hide Caption 15 of 1505 turkey pardon 1126trump turkey pardoning 201801 turkey pardon 201701 obama turkey pardon 2016turkey 3turkey 5turkey 6turkey 15turkey 16turkey 17turkey 10turkey 13turkey 12turkey 11turkey 14TODAY’S NUMBER7 millionThat’s how many pickups and SUVs GM is recalling worldwide due to airbag problems. The recall centers on a defect in airbags made by Takata, the now-bankrupt Japanese manufacturer, that causes the bags to explode, spraying shrapnel through the vehicle.These are some of the most notorious auto recallsThese are some of the most notorious auto recallsThese are some of the most notorious auto recallsJUST WATCHEDThese are some of the most notorious auto recallsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

These are some of the most notorious auto recalls 02:16TODAY’S QUOTE”I think often of persecuted peoples: the Rohingya, the poor Uyghurs, the Yazidi — what ISIS did to them was truly cruel — or Christians in Egypt and Pakistan killed by bombs that went off while they prayed in church.”Pope Francis, in his new book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future.” This excerpt is significant because it is the first time the Pope has officially referred to China’s Uyghur minority as “persecuted,” breaking his silence on allegations of widespread human rights abuses toward the group.Uyghurs plead for answers about family in China (2019)Uyghurs plead for answers about family in China (2019)Uyghurs plead for answers about family in China (2019)JUST WATCHEDUyghurs plead for answers about family in China (2019)ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Uyghurs plead for answers about family in China (2019) 03:39TODAY’S WEATHERThreat for severe storms for the Southern PlainsThreat for severe storms for the Southern Plainsdaily weather forecast severe storm hail wind fire snow rain thanksgiving travel_00014304JUST WATCHEDThreat for severe storms for the Southern PlainsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Threat for severe storms for the Southern Plains 01:43Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYThe history of pumpkin pie Hope you remembered to take the turkey out of the freezer, because time’s a-wastin’! (Click here to view.)

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