Biden’s speech goals: Mourn loss, urge caution, offer hope: “WASHINGTON (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden will use his first prime-time address since taking office to steer the nation toward a hungered-for sentiment — hope — in the ‘next phase’ of the fight against the pandemic that has killed more than 529,000 Americans. Previewing his remarks, Biden said he would ‘talk about what we’ve been through as a nation this past year, but more importantly, I’m going to talk about what comes next.'” via the Associated Press