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Over four decades, Mary Nichols has been the regulator behind some of the nation's most ambitious climate policies and, in recent years, she's been their staunchest defender against President Donald Trump's effort to dismantle them.
From nearly 8,000 active cases in August and more than 800 deaths in the Australian state of Victoria to the elimination of the coronavirus: It's an achievement that one Melbourne doctor says he thought was unthinkable only three months ago.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a "mistake" — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that "massive fraud" and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat.
Just months ago, Chief Justice John Roberts held the controlling vote in closely divided case. But the arrival of Justice Amy Coney Barrett meant that it was only a matter of time before his leadership would be tested.
Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country's struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections.