“President-elect Joe Biden selected New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his nominee for interior secretary on Thursday, a historic pick that would make her the first Native American to lead the powerful federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation’s tribes for generations.”

+ New Zealand will give free coronavirus vaccines to residents, neighboring nations.

+ A great list of thoughtful Christmas presents that people have received.

+ Girl’s wish for women toy soldiers granted after viral letter to toymaker.

+ WiredUK: It’s not all bad! 20 things that made the world a better place in 2020.

+ “One of President Donald Trump’s former Atlantic City casinos will be blown up next month, and for the right amount of money, you could be the one to press the button that brings it down.” (This is pretty similar to how policy decisions have been managed over the past four years.)