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Christine Blasey Ford, with lawyers Debra S. Katz (L) and Michael R. Bromwich. Photo: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images

Christine Blasey Ford gave an emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday as she participated in hours of questioning from both Democrats and career prosecutor Rachel Mitchell.

Between the lines: The 11 Republican men on the committee delegated their questions to a female prosecutor, while their Democratic counterparts used the bulk of their time to praise Ford’s courage.

Ford is sworn in before testifying. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Ford seated before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Rachel Mitchell, counsel, questions Christine Blasey Ford as Senators Sasse, Cruz, Lee and Cornyn listen. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
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A woman listens to stories of sexual violence at an anti-Kavanaugh protest. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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US Representative Carolyn Maloney listens to Christine Blasey Ford testify. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty Images
Ford and her attorneys Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich. Photo: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

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People wait in line at Food Bank Community Kitchen on Nov. 25 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City

America's food banks are sounding the alarm during this unprecedented holiday season.

The big picture: Soup kitchens and charities, usually brimming with holiday volunteers, are getting far less help.

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AstraZeneca CEO: "We need to do an additional study" on COVID vaccine

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AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said on Thursday the company is likely to start a new global trial to measure how effective its coronavirus vaccine is, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Following Phase 3 trials, Oxford and AstraZeneca said their vaccine was 90% effective in people who got a half dose followed by a full dose, and 62% effective in people who got two full doses.

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  1. Health: Coronavirus cases rose 10% in the week before Thanksgiving.
  2. Politics: Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York coronavirus restrictions.
  3. World: Expert says COVID vaccine likely won't be available in Africa until Q2 of 2021 — Europeans extend lockdowns.
  4. Economy: The winners and losers of the COVID holiday season.
  5. Education: National standardized tests delayed until 2022.