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Yahoo and Tumblr (which is owned by Yahoo) today joined a host of other tech companies on an amicus brief contesting Trump's executive order barring citizens citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Yahoo executives are from a diverse group of countries, including Taiwan, Chile and Lebanon, "so we know firsthand that great things can happen when America welcomes the world's best and the brightest," Yahoo General Counsel Ron Bell wrote in a blog post.

The brief, filed yesterday, urges a New York federal court to grant injunctive relief against the executive order. Other signers include HP, Uber, Airbnb, Tech:NYC, Dropbox and Codecademy.

Why it matters: The companies' brief supports the efforts of New York Attorney General's Office and others including ACLU in the fight against enforcement of the order, piling on the outcry from around 100 tech companies who filed an opposing brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month. Yahoo was among the notable absences on the earlier brief, along with companies like IBM and Amazon.

What's next: Trump is expected to sign another travel ban order next week.

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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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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  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.

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