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Blu-ray, 4K UHD and DVD gift ideas for television show lovers

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Gift ideas for television show watchers include “Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection,” “Chernobyl: Steelbook Edition,” “Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection,” “Mission Impossible: The Original TV Series,” “Arrow: The Complete Series,” “Saturday Night Live: The Early Years,” “The Last Dance,” “Flintstones: The Complete Series,” “Eureka: The Complete Series” and “Masterpiece: Victoria — The Complete Seasons 1, 2 and 3.”

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Washington launches statewide COVID-19 notification app

- Associated Press

Washington state on Monday launched a statewide coronavirus exposure app, joining more than a dozen other states that have already enlisted the use of smartphone technology in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, joins his partner, Marlon Reis, in acknowledging the crowd after Polis took the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Denver. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night, Nov. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)

Colorado lawmakers consider emergency COVID relief package

- Associated Press

Citing Congress' failure to pass a new coronavirus economic relief package, Colorado’s Democrat-led Legislature convened on Monday in a special session called by Gov. Jared Polis to pass bills offering sales tax relief and state grants to small businesses, tenants and public school districts affected by the pandemic.

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020, file photo shows a General Motors logo at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. General Motors has effectively canceled a $2 billion agreement with truck maker Nikola, scuttling plans for the startup's electric and hydrogen-powered Badger project.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM rethinks planned stake in electric vehicle maker Nikola

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General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said Monday that it was scuttling one of its marquee vehicles, an electric and hydrogen-powered pickup, after GM pulled technological support from the project.

In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna Inc. says it will ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Moderna asking U.S., European regulators to OK its COVID-19 shots

- Associated Press

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection -- ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2020 file photo, a worker wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus speaks on the phone near the Huawei logo in a store in Beijing. U.K. telecom companies won't be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the British government said Monday Nov. 30, 2020, hardening its line against the Chinese technology company. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

UK to ban new Huawei gear installations after Sept

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Wireless carriers in the U.K. won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the British government said Monday, hardening its line against the Chinese technology company.

Barbara Roque, top left, holds up a sign during a Voice for Choice - Open Our Schools rally in Horsham, Pa., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Joining her are her children, from left to right, Elaina, Emily, Erica and her husband, David. The group holding the event said their rally is about having the choice to choose from in-person Instruction or virtual. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

The Latest: Florida governor requires schools to remain open

- Associated Press

MIAMI - Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Monday that schools will be required to remain open despite the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, arguing lockdowns and closures have not worked.

People weakest link for apps tracking coronavirus exposure

- Associated Press

The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making the features as bare-bones as possible. But, as more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, other challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.