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• NFL contenders take a step toward the Super Bowl. Divisional action continues with Texans at Chiefs at 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS, and Seahawks at Packers at 6:40 p.m. ET on Fox.
• It’s the deadline for HealthCare.gov enrollment. This is the last day to get coverage for 2020 through the public health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. Visit the program’s site for details and to sign up.
• The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards arrives. Will “Game of Thrones” rule, or could the “Bodyguard,” “Better Call Saul” or “Killing Eve” thwart its dominance? Review nominees in major categories, then tune in at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
• You never know what’ll happen at the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association – and its awards ceremony – are known for being unpredictable. And cheeky host Ricky Gervais has promised more of the unexpected. Review all the nominees here. And tune in at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
• Catch ‘Friends’-giving on the big screen. Screenings of eight remastered Thanksgiving episodes of the sitcom “Friends” are set to wrap at 700 US movie theaters.
• Oscar nominees are unveiled. Finalists for the 92nd Academy Awards are set to be announced, though shortlists in nine categories are out already. Watch at 8:18 a.m. ET at the academy’s site. Statuettes get handed out February 9 in Hollywood.
• Trump inks a trade agreement with China. The President is expected to sign the Phase One deal with China in a White House ceremony with high-level Chinese reps. The sides say the package includes more purchases of American farm goods by China, some easing of US tariffs, and intellectual property and currency terms.
• The Brexit deadline lands. This has long been circled as the date the UK would depart the EU. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson has conceded that he won’t meet the deadline. He wants lawmakers to agree to a December 12 election in return for more time to debate his Brexit proposal. Meantime, the EU must grant an extension, or the UK will bounce out of the union in a dreaded “no-deal” scenario.
• Roger Stone gets sentenced. Donald Trump’s longtime associate is due to learn his fate for lying to Congress and tampering with witnesses in the Russia probe. All four federal prosecutors on the case quit it after their higher-ups undercut them and asked for a far lighter sentence than the seven to nine years in prison they’d recommended. The change came after Trump called their request “very unfair.”
• Racing returns to beleaguered Santa Anita. The autumn meet is scheduled to open at the California race course where 31 horses have died since December. Investigations are underway and stricter rules have been implemented following the deaths.
• Farmers and ranchers meet in Texas. The American Farm Bureau conference begins in Austin. The meeting for the past two years has featured remarks by President Trump, including about migrant workers and broadband access. If he stops by again, he could face a constituency skeptical of his trade negotiations with China.
• Curtains close on hurricane seasons. Coastal residents the world over wipe their brows as hurricane seasons draw to a close. This year’s Atlantic season saw 17 named storms, including Hurricane Dorian, which laid waste to some islands in the Bahamas. The Eastern and Central Pacific storm seasons end, too.
• Big-time college rivals go head-to-head. Hearts will soar – or break – when adversaries like Clemson and South Carolina, Florida State and Florida, and Notre Dame and Stanford face off on one of NCAA football’s biggest game days. Tune in to all the action.
• The Vettys honor American veterans. Former Seattle Seahawks player and US Army Green Beret Nate Boyer is due to host the 5th Annual Veterans Awards. The accolades, from the Academy of United States Veterans, are given in categories including leadership, employment and education.