1. A man shops for a Christmas tree at Crystal River Christmas Trees in Alameda, Calif. on Nov. 26, 2021. Extreme weather and supply chain disruptions have led to shortages and higher prices for both real and artificial Christmas trees this year.
  2. Darrell Brooks, center, is escorted out of the courtroom after making his initial appearance in court on Tuesday.
  3. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus Wednesday in Washington.
  4. Students hug at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing four students and wounding seven other people on Tuesday.
  5. In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks as he stands next to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday night to pursue criminal contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark for his refusal to answer the committee’s questions, even as the committee has agreed to let him come back for another try.
  6. In this Sept. 29, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump looks at his face mask during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. A book by Donald Trump's ex-chief of staff says Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first debate in September 2020.
  7. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President, speaks alongside U.S. President Joe Biden as he delivers remarks on the Omicron COVID-19 variant following a meeting of the COVID-19 response team at the White House on Monday.
  8. Stacey Abrams, shown here speaking in 2020, will run again for governor of Georgia.
  9. Marcus Lamb, founder of evangelical television network Daystar and an outspoken opponent of COVID-19 vaccines, has died after being hospitalized with the virus, the network announced on Tuesday; he was 64..
  10. Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. Jacqueline Avant  was fatally shot early Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  11. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.
  12. A man wears a sign on his back that reads "Unborn Lives Matter" as he and other anti-abortion protesters wearing doctors uniforms demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.
  13. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  14. This undated file image provided by Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication.
  15. This Dec. 4, 2019, file photo shows Dr. Mehmet Oz at the 14th annual L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala in New York. Oz joins the Republican field of possible candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election.
  16. Parents walk away with their kids from the Meijer's parking lot, where many students gathered following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School, Tuesday in Oxford, Mich. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding eight other people, including at least one teacher.
  17. This undated file image provided by Merck & Co. shows their new experimental COVID-19 pill.
  18. A shopper emerges from a Kohl's store on Black Friday, on Nov. 26, 2021, in Everett, Mass. U.S. consumer confidence fell to a nine-month low in November, clipped by rising prices and lingering concerns about the coronavirus. The Conference Board reported Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 that its consumer confidence index dropped to a reading of 109.5, down from 111.6 in October.
  19. Travelers arrive from international flights, including from South Africa, at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday in Newark, N.J.
  20. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.
  21. In this June 19, 2018, photo, a safe needle disposal container hangs in the bathroom of VOCAL-NY headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right,  hold a news conference in Del Rio, Texas, to talk about a three-week effort to enforce the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
  23. Kyle Larson, left, and Chase Elliott lead the field before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 7 in Avondale, Ariz.
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