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Stimulus Package Update: Are Politicians Finally Ready To Make A Deal?With COVID cases spiking nationwide, and the economy set to feel the effects, politicians start to get more serious about a stimulus package.
Secretary Raffensperger Launches Investigation Of Florida Attorney Looking To Fraudulently Register And Vote In Georgia’s Runoff ElectionSecretary Raffensperger launches Investigation of Florida attorney looking to fraudulently register and vote in Georgia’s runoff election.
Deadly Officer Involved Shooting In St. Pete Prompts Newly Created Task ForceSt. Petersburg Police are releasing new details in an ongoing investigation involving a deadly officer-involved shooting on Wednesday that left two officers injured and the suspect dead. The Use Of Deadly Force Task Force that was recently established to provide transparency in such cases is now leading the investigation into this incident. 
Voter Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against Georgia Sec. Of State RaffenspergerSeveral voter rights organizations filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, saying his office wrongfully purged more than 200,000 voter registrations from the system last year.
Pinellas Developing Distribution Plan For COVID VaccineAfter learning that Florida is now among several states to reach more than one million COVID-19 cases local county officials are preparing. Pinellas county is already discussing plans for vaccine distribution as soon as one becomes available. 
Raffensperger Says Faith And Past Personal Tragedies Helped Him Endure Difficult ElectionGeorgia Secretary of State Brett Raffensperger has been called a RINO - a Republican In Name Only – by President Donald Trump, for pushing back against the President’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the weeks following the election.
Georgia Sec. of State Raffensperger Responds To President's 'Rigged Election' TweetSecretary of State Raffensperger responds to President Trump's tweet and investigates alleged fraudulent voter registration solicitations.
Kwanza Hall Wins 5th District Special ElectionHe Will Serve Remainder Of John Lewis' Term In Congress
Suzette Penton Case: Driver Charged With First Degree MurderNew details are being released in a Polk County murder investigation involving four teens. Those teens are being charged after allegedly running over a woman following an ongoing dispute with her son. Police tell CW44 News At 10 the mother succumbed to her injuries Wednesday.  
Package Theft: St. Pete Police Officer Discusses Porch PiracyAs we wrap up our Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, most of us are probably expecting packages at our doorstep soon. But what if they never arrive…or so you think?   In 2020, the holiday season has become all about timing: when to order online gifts so that they arrive on time and when to keep a close eye out for their arrival. This is because drawbacks, like package thieves or porch pirates are becoming more prevalent with the convenience of online shopping. 
Stimulus Package Update: Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief PlanCentrist Democrats and Republicans announced a $908 billion plan to address COVID relief that would help state and local governments, small businesses and individuals.
'It Has To Stop': Georgia Election Officials Receive Death Threats During RecountAs the Georgia recount continues, the Secretary of State’s office says election officials are being harassed and receiving death threats.

Entertainment

Warner Bros. to stream all new movies in 2021Warner Bros. is taking the unprecedented step of making all of its 2021 movie releases available on its HBO Max streaming service at the same time they're released in theaters. Sharon Waxman of The Wrap joined CBSN to break down what that means for the movie industry.
Amy Adams addresses criticism of her new film "Hillbilly Elegy""Hillbilly Elegy" has been one of the most popular movies on Netflix in recent weeks, but critics have tossed almost nothing but hatchets, creating what director Ron Howard called "the biggest differential" he's ever had "between critical consensus and audience approval ratings." Award-winning actress Amy Adams, who plays Beverly Vance in the film, talked with "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil about this gap and why the movie resonates with viewers.
Warner Bros. movies will head straight to HBO Max to the dismay of the theater industryWarner Bros. will release its entire slate of 2021 movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, delivering another blow to struggling theaters. Carter Evans reports.
Warner Bros. to release all its 2021 films on HBO MaxIts slate of 2021 films, including "Dune," will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the U.S.
Will retailers have more PS5 and Xbox consoles this year?Two of this holiday season's hottest gifts sold out fast, but more game consoles may be available before year-end.
Jim Belushi, cannabis farmerThe comic actor who became known for his TV, film and stage appearances is cultivating a new role.