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Harris veep pick welcomed by diasporas; Scottish passenger train derails; New Zealand reimposes lockdown measures

Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 presidential contest is drawing attention from a wide range of groups. And, a passenger train derailed during storms on Wednesday in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland. Also, in New Zealand, government officials are looking into the possibility that freight could be the source of the first COVID-19 infections in over three months.

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Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Ross Island, Antarctica, where some whiskey bottles have been buried in ice for over a century. Richard Paterson at Whyte & Mackay's distillery tells Marco Werman about the quest to salvage some of that vintage scotch.

Environment

The wildcat of Scotland

Some of the world's most endangered wildlife are obscure species, haunting far-flung corners of the planet, but other endangered creatures are much more familiar. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro recently traveled to Scotland, which is the last refuge of a small wild cat that has prowled parts of Great Britain since the last ice age.

Environment

How high the moon?

December 21 marks the shortest day � and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. This year there was an extra treat on the solstice: A total lunar eclipse. Our question today: Do you know the distance to the moon?

Chimps Gone Wild

The first film shot entirely by chimpanzees gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of 11 primates from Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo.