PBS NewsHour full episode, Dec. 8, 2020

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Friday on the NewsHour, Congress struggles to provide COVID relief and a last-minute scramble to fund the government, new reports reveal the broader scope of a major cyberattack against the U.S., Senegal is seen as a model of combating the coronavirus, and paying tribute to Mark Shields and his decades of Friday-night analysis.

Congress scrambles to fund the government 

News Wrap: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to census plan

U.S. cyberattack an ‘ongoing problem,’ Microsoft cautions

Remembering 5 people lost to the coronavirus pandemic

Senegal emerges as a leader in the fight against COVID-19

Honoring Mark Shields and his decades of political analysis

Shields and Brooks celebrate a lifetime in American politics

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