ABC News Live Rundown: Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Transcript for ABC News Live Rundown: Thursday, December 8, 2022
 THIS WEEK AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE NEWS IN POLITICS ON SUNDAY MORNING. >> AFTER 294 DAYS DETAINED, WNBA STAR BRITTNEY GRINER IS FREE. THIS VIDEO OF HER RIGHT BEFORE SHE WAS RELEASED TO U. S. CUSTODY WAS TAKEN BY RUSSIAN STATE MEDIA. GRINER'S WIFE, CHERELLE, BEAMING AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. >> THE MOST IMPORTANT EMOTION I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS GRATITUDE FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN AND HIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION. >> GRINER IS NOW ON ROUTE TO AN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. ARRESTED IN FEBRUARY AT A MOSCOW AIRPORT FOR CARRYING HASH OIL, SHE WAS SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS ON DRUG SMUGGLING CHARGES. THE U. S., BROKERING A DEAL TO EXCHANGE OR HER FOR A CONVICTED RUSSIAN ARMS DEALER, VICTOR BOUT, WHO IS WAS SERVING A 25 YEAR SENTENCE. BOTH PARDONED AS PART OF THE DEAL. >> THE FDA HAS EXPANDED ITS AUTHORIZATION OF BY FAILING TO COVID BOOSTER SHOTS TO CHILDREN FROM SIX MONTHS TO FOUR YEARS OLD. THE VACCINES TARGET OMICRON SO VARIANCE AND ARE AVAILABLE FROM PFIZER AND MODERNA. THEY'VE BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR 5 AND OLDER IN OCTOBER. IT COMES AS HOSPITALS TO THE COUNTRY ARE STRICKEN WITH HIGHLY -- THE CDC STILL NEEDS TO GIVE ITS AUTHORIZATION AND SIGN OFF BEFORE THE SHOTS CAN GO OUT TO THE NEWLY ELIGIBLE. >> A NEW CONGRESSIONAL REPORT SAID THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS CREATED A TOXIC WORK CULTURE FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES. THE REPORT FROM THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM SAID THAT THE TEAM OWNER, DAN SNYDE, PARTICIPATED IN THE MISCONDUCT AND THAT SNYDER INTERFERED WITH THE HOUSE INVESTIGATION AS WELL AS AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION. THE REPORT ALSO CRITICIZED THE NFL, ALLEGING THAT IT DIDN'T STOP THE COMMANDERS INTERFERENCE WITH THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION, AND MISLED THE PUBLIC AND HOW IT WAS HANDLED. ATTORNEYS FOR THE TEAM CALLED THE REPORT ONE-SIDED AND SAID THERE IS NO NEW REVELATIONS. THE NFL DEFENDED THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION, AND SAID THAT IT IS COOPERATING WITH THE HOUSE INVESTIGATION. >> AND OFFICIALS IN PHILADELPHIA HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM OF THE CITY'S LONGEST UNSOLVED HOMICIDE IN THE CITY. THE BOY FOUND DEAD AS -- WOODED AREA OUTSIDE THE CITY 1957. POLICE SAY HE HAD BEEN SEVERELY BEATEN. OFFICIALS CREDITED POLICE WORK AND DNA ANALYSIS ON COMING TO THE ANSWER OF THE BOYS IDENTITY. STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR JOSEPH AUGUSTUS ZARELLI'S DEATH. >> >> NICK CARTER HAS BEEN SUED FOR RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. THE PLAINTIFF, SHANNON, SAID THAT SHE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY CARTER IN 2001, AFTER MEETING HIM FOLLOWING THE BACKSTREET BOYS CONCERT IN TO COMA, WASHINGTON, WHEN SHE WAS 17 YEARS OLD. THE LAWSUIT ALSO SAYS THAT SHE CARTER SEXUALLY ASSAULTED THREE OTHER WOMEN, ONE WHO IS ALSO A MINOR BETWEEN 2003 AND 2006. >> I BELIEVE THAT NOTHING HAS AFFECTED ME MORE, OR HAD A MORE LASTING IMPACT ON MY LIFE THAN WHAT NICK CARTER DID. >> A 17-YEAR-OLD UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO STUDENTS INTERVIEW WITH POLICE REVEALS MORE DETAILS ON THE DEATH OF NEW MEXICO STATE BASKETBALL PLAYER, AND HER ROLE IN LURING PETE TO CAMPUS. >> SHE SAID THAT BRANDON TRAVIS PRESSURED HER INTO SETTING UP PETE AS RETALIATION FOR A FIGHT THAT OCCURRED WEEKS EARLIER, AND THE POLICE INTERVIEW SAYS THAT THE THINGS WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO ESCALATE. SHE THEN -- I FELT SO BAD. --

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