Vaccine for Fauci, DACA court hearing, gift shipping deadlines: 5 things to know Tuesday

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Dr. Anthony Fauci and others will get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, gifts should be shipped now and more news to start your Tuesday.
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Fauci, Azar to receive Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and "several NIH Clinical Center frontline health workers" are set to get doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday. They will get vaccinated "to build confidence in the vaccine, which is the best hope against this pandemic," NIAID said on Twitter. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, each received the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech Monday. Vice President Mike Pence; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., each got their shots Friday. President Donald Trump has spoken out in support of the vaccine, but he has not received one yet either. Fauci is among those who have recommended that Trump be vaccinated without delay.

CLOSE President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations are safe. (Dec. 21) AP Domestic

Texas court case shows DACA program remains under peril

A court hearing Tuesday over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, highlights the peril the program still faces even under an incoming Democratic president who has pledged to protect it. A federal judge in Houston will hear arguments from Texas and eight other states seeking to end the program, which shields immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and provides limited protections to about 650,000 people. A New York judge in December ordered the Trump administration to restore the program as enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2012. But the Houston case directly targets DACA's original terms, as Texas…
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