Here is your midday update for everything happening in San Diego, the nation, and the world on Thursday, December 23, 2021.
·Christmas Is Loneliest Day Of Year For Singles
·Williams-Sonoma fires scores of workers days before Christmas
·Satanic display inside Illinois Statehouse days before Christmas draws protesters
·Home Alone's 'Buzz' accused of attacking girlfriend after she gave away his autograph
·You're a mean one: 'Grinch' busts into warehouse and steals toys for needy kids
·Meghan Markle, Prince Harry share first photo of Lilibet on Christmas card
OH MY CRON!
·Omicron sweeping through California with staggering speed, raising alarm and questions
·Omicron Drives U.S. Virus Cases Past Delta’s Peak
·How Omicron differs from other COVID mutations
·Covid infections rocket 509% in FL, 541% in DC and 670% in HI... MORE
·COVER-UP: Why won't Florida, CDC release state's breakthrough data?
DON’T TEST ME BRO
·Biden has yet to sign contracts for the 500M at-home COVID tests
·Some Americans are scrambling to find Covid tests. Others are downplaying the virus and avoiding testing altogether.
·Which Covid test should I get? When should I test? What if I can’t find one? Your questions on testing, answered.
·A Message From Britain on Using Rapid Tests
COST OF COVID
·The most outrageous COVID relief fund schemes costing taxpayers $100 billion
·Gambling addiction rises amid pandemic
·Biden will run for reelection if 'in good health'
·Joe Biden Says He Would Relish Rematch With Donald Trump in 2024
·Donald Trump’s betting odds to win 2024 election keep dropping
·Oh, Kam on: Harris says she and Biden have not discussed 2024 re-election
NO LAUGHING MATTER
·VP Harris complains she'd get better coverage if she were a White man: report
·VP Harris ripped by Texas Dem after failing to return call on border crisis
·Heir Apparent or Afterthought? The Frustrations of Kamala Harris.
START A RIOT
·Dems who called for defunding police amid George Floyd protests change course as crime skyrockets
·Two Dems who back 'defund the police' movement carjacked less than 24 hours apart
·Residents call for Milwaukee DA's removal after Waukesha parade attack: 'Ultimately, he's responsible'
·Pastor explains impact of violence, trauma on young boys in Chicago
·Will California ever be safe again?
·TIKTOK eclipses GOOGLE as most popular domain
·The biggest stars on TikTok are having trouble figuring out what’s next.
·Gen Z's fine shaming their bosses — but it'll come back to bite them
GOING FOR WOKE
·Transgender man who gave birth rips nurses who called him 'Mom'
·Wife of French prez plans to sue over false claims she's transgender
·How public schools brainwash young kids with harmful transgender ideology
THE FINAL CHAPTER
·Joan Didion, legendary American writer, dead at 87
·How to celebrate the 'Seinfeld' holiday for 'the rest of us'