The United States set its record for COVID-19 cases in one week ... The Senate will work through the weekend on funding bills as a government shutdown looms ... COVID stimulus talks have hit a new snag ... Mike Pence received the COVID vaccine ... Stocks took a hit on Friday ... The Supreme Court punted on a ruling about the Census ... The worst of the Russian cyber attacks may be yet to come ... California hospitals are overrun with coronavirus cases ... Winners from the New York Film Critics Circle awards ... The CW is eyeing an "All American" spinoff ... Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise aren't dating despite reports to the contrary ... Brian Kelly says Notre Dame could boycott the College Football Playoff ... NBA GMs think the Lakers will defend their title ... The Sixers willing to include Ben Simmons in a James Harden trade ... Drew Brees will return for the Saints this weekend ...
Why the season finale of The Mandalorian was so important to Star Wars fans [Hollywood Reporter]
The Chicago movie draft [The Big Lead]
What the vaccine's side effects feel like [The Atlantic]
The best songs of 2020 [The Ringer]
The influence of the anti-vaccine movement [The New Yorker]
Stone Cold Steve Austin and Pat McAfee were great on Friday:
The one time Stephen Colbert ever broke character on The Daily Show:
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- "Run Through The Jungle"