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Kelly also interviewed Putin in 2017. Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / TASS via Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin, interviewed by Megyn Kelly for NBC's "Meet the Press", said the 13 Russians who have been indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia probe "do not represent the Russian state, the Russian authorities." He added that he'll "never, never" extradite those Russian nationals to the United States.

"What they did specifically, I have no idea. I do not know what they were guided by ... Let them just not talk to the press. Let them provide some materials, specifics and data. We'll be prepared to look at them and talk about it.”
— Putin on Meet the Press

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  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.
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Standardized testing becomes another pandemic victim

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National standardized reading and math tests have been pushed from next year to 2022, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: There’s mounting national evidence that students are suffering major setbacks this year, with a surge in the number of failing grades.

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European countries extend lockdowns

A medical worker takes a COVID-19 throat swab sample at the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport. Photo by Maja Hitij via Getty

Recent spikes in COVID-19 infections across Europe have led authorities to extend restrictions ahead of the holiday season.

Why it matters: "Relaxing too fast and too much is a risk for a third wave after Christmas," said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.