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USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Trump carries on fight to overturn Pennsylvania's election even as his administration green-lights Biden transition
The Trump campaign has appealed a federal ruling rejecting its attempt to block Pennsylvania from certifying its results. Joe Biden won the state.       

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Biden's secretary of state pick praised by Bernie Sanders' advisers (Fox News)

Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Feds agree to help Biden transition after more Trump defeats


Fox NewsNov 23, 2020
Jesse Watters on the five types of Thanksgiving families in COVID-19 year
With the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surging as the holiday season kicks off, "The Five" co-host Jesse Watters outlined five types of family dynamics as millions of Americans prepare to defy the warnings and travel far and wide this year.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 8,322 new COVID-19 cases and 47 additional deaths reported Monday as Pritzker sees ‘glimmer of hope' (Chicago Tribune)

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Here's what resources Biden's team gets now that the formal transition is underway
When the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, it released a slew of resources for his team to access in the coming weeks, including nearly $6.3 million.

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Gathering for Thanksgiving amid coronavirus worth the risk, 1 in 3 parents say - Fox News
Gathering for Thanksgiving amid coronavirus worth the risk, 1 in 3 parents say  Fox NewsFamily members film PSA urging people to stay home after 15 of them get COVID-19 following birthday party: 'We feel guilty for gathering'  Yahoo LifestyleHow risky is your Thanksgiving gathering? Use this tool to find out  WIS10Coronavirus hospitalizations in Maine surpass 100 for the first time  Fox News

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Air Travel Rises Ahead of Thanksgiving, Despite Warnings: Live Updates (New York Times - Front Page)

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Analysis: Trump's effort to steal the election is done
President Donald Trump's not-secret attempt to steal the presidential election likely met its end Monday. And it was a group of local officials doing their job in Michigan that ended it.

Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Coronavirus updates: Los Angeles County closes in-person dining; 20M could get vaccine in December; CDC warns against cruise ships


Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
President-elect Biden seeks a diverse Cabinet. Here's who will join his administration and who might be top contenders


Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
The Trump campaign requested a recount in Georgia one day after the state's election results were certified and showed Biden won by more than 12,000 votes


Reuters Top NewsNov 23, 2020
China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier - Reuters
China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier  Reuters

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
John James casts doubt on Michigan election integrity as state board certifies result - MLive.com
John James casts doubt on Michigan election integrity as state board certifies result  MLive.comMichigan Votes To Certify Election Results, Declaring Biden Victory | NBC News NOW  NBC NewsMichigan certifies Biden's win as Trump challenges in other key states fizzle  CNNStopping Trump: Michigan vote shows local Republicans have backbone national leaders lack  USA TODAY

Chicago TribuneNov 23, 2020
Pritzker sees ‘glimmer of hope' in declining coronavirus cases and positivity rate, but officials warn not to let guard down ahead of Thanksgiving
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that he sees a "glimmer of hope" in recent downturns in the number of new coronavirus cases and the positivity rate in Illinois after a raging fall surge of infections but warned the public not to let its guard down.

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Family makes PSA about large family gatherings after 15 members contracted Covid-19
Although the Aragonez family is still healing after a Covid-19 outbreak, they took the time to make a public service announcement warning against large family gatherings.

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Experts have questions about AstraZeneca's vaccine data
Vaccine experts -- including those who serve on advisory committees for the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- have questions about data released Monday by AstraZeneca about its Covid-19 vaccine.

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Coronavirus live blog, Nov. 24, 2020: Another potential COVID vaccine proves ‘highly effective' in trials (Chicago Sun-Times News)

Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Chris Christie calls Trump legal team a 'national embarrassment'


CNN Most RecentNov 23, 2020
First on CNN: Key government agency acknowledges Biden's win and begins formal transition
The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.

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Trump administration informs Joe Biden they are ready to begin the formal transition process, a letter obtained by CNN says (CNN Top Stories)

Fox NewsNov 23, 2020
US should encourage China's rise, Biden national security pick Jake Sullivan says
Sullivan served as an adviser to Biden during his vice presidency.

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Biden's new WH national security adviser downplayed Antifa threat (Fox News)

Chicago Sun-Times NewsNov 23, 2020
Sen. Dick Durbin seeking top Democratic spot on Senate Judiciary Committee
AS the case numbers grow in West Bengal and complaints pile up against hospitals—government ones face complaints of callousness, neglect, and inability of patients to gain admission—the administration moves to put in place new measures, but it may be too late to win back the trust of the people.

Chicago TribuneNov 23, 2020
The Spin: City Treasurer denies wrongly firing employees | Lightfoot, Duckworth headline fundraiser for Democrats in Georgia senate races | Biden appointments have Illinois ties
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Opinion: What Biden's new security and diplomatic team can do for America
President-elect Joe Biden has allowed the world, or at least the rational, democratic (with a small d) part of it, to breathe a sigh of relief. With the designation of Antony Blinken as Secretary of State and Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, suddenly it seems that order and rationality are on the cusp of being restored to American diplomacy.

Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Americans will hopefully begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as early as December 11, 'Warp Speed' advisor says


CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Biden team says GSA decision is a 'definitive' action to begin transition


Chicago TribuneNov 23, 2020
Durbin seeks top Democratic spot on Senate Judiciary Committee
Illinois senior Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he'll seek the position of top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee — a spot that could become the chairmanship following two Georgia contests early next year that will decide party control of the chamber.

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Agency ascertains Joe Biden 'apparent winner,' clears way for transition to officially begin - KMBC Kansas City
Agency ascertains Joe Biden 'apparent winner,' clears way for transition to officially begin  KMBC Kansas CityKey Trump administration official clears the way for President-elect Biden's transition to begin  USA TODAYTrump team making false argument about his 2016 transition  ABC15 ArizonaClaim that Trump 'was never given an orderly transition of power' is false  KING5.com

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Stock market news live updates: Futures add to gains, investors look to extend vaccine rally - Yahoo Finance
Stock market news live updates: Futures add to gains, investors look to extend vaccine rally  Yahoo Finance

NY Post National NewsNov 23, 2020
GSA notifies Joe Biden that Trump administration is ready to start transition process
The federal General Services Administration has notified President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to start the transition of power. A letter of ascertainment from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy detailed the development — which President Trump acknowledged in a tweet. "I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and...

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Election 2020 live updates: Michigan certifies election results finding Biden the winner
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state, avoiding a stalemate and a delay.       

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Biden makes history with pick of Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary as his Cabinet begins to take shape
Biden chose Janet Yellen to become Treasury secretary, tapping her to guide his efforts to steer the pandemic-hit economy out of crisis.       

Chicago TribuneNov 23, 2020
2 shot, including 14-year-old girl, on South Side, police say
A 14-year-old girl and a 31-year-old woman were injured in a shooting Monday evening on the South Side, according to Chicago police.

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2 face attempted first-degree murder charges after shots fired at officers, police say (Chicago Tribune)

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
People need to be told they may feel sick after getting Covid-19 vaccine, CDC committee says
Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that they may feel a little unwell after they get a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorized, members of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee said Monday.

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Biden Picks Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary - The Wall Street Journal
Biden Picks Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary  The Wall Street JournalFmr. Fed Governor Raskin says Yellen is a great pick, she'll remain committed to stimulus  CNBC TelevisionYen on slippery ground as Yellen, Trump transition news boost risk appetite  CNBCJanet Yellen could be the (very relative) debt hawk we need  Washington ExaminerBiden to pick Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary  CNN

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
China calls launch a success as robotic spacecraft heads to moon - Reuters
China calls launch a success as robotic spacecraft heads to moon  ReutersChina launches moon mission, seeking to be first country in decades to collect lunar rocks  The Washington PostChina launches historic Chang'e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976  Space.comChina launches mission to bring back material from moon  Yahoo News

New York Times - Front PageNov 23, 2020
Covid-19 Data Is a Mess. We Need a Way to Make Sense of It.
The government needs stringent standards for how states report Covid-19 testing.

USATODAY National NewsNov 23, 2020
State board certifies Joe Biden's win in Michigan
Michigan election officials certify Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state (Nov. 23)       

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Michigan certifies Biden win (USATODAY National News)

New York Times - Front PageNov 23, 2020
China Launches Moon Mission to Bring Back Lunar Rocks
It has been four decades since lunar samples were brought to Earth, and the Chang'e-5 spacecraft's bounty could have great scientific value.

Fox NewsNov 23, 2020
Mattis says he hopes Joe Biden takes 'America First' out of national security strategy
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an op-ed on Monday that he hopes President-elect Joe Biden will take "America First" out of the national security strategy for his incoming administration.

Reuters Top NewsNov 23, 2020
Qatar airport police officers charged over invasive searches of women - Reuters
Qatar airport police officers charged over invasive searches of women  Reuters

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
There was a 28% increase in child Covid-19 cases over the last two weeks, American Academy of Pediatrics says


Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda


Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Reporter Carl Bernstein names 21 GOP senators who 'repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump'


CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Family files suit over Publix employee's death. It says company failed to protect him from Covid-19
The family of a Publix employee who died from coronavirus complications has filed a wrongful death lawsuit that claims the grocery store chain refused to allow employees to wear masks at the time he became sick.

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Black Friday laptop deals [live now]: $450 HP gaming laptops, Dell XPS price cuts, Chromebooks under $400 - CNET
Black Friday laptop deals [live now]: $450 HP gaming laptops, Dell XPS price cuts, Chromebooks under $400  CNETHurry! Lenovo IdeaPad just $119 for Black Friday laptop deal  Tom's GuideThe Best Dell Black Friday Deals: Alienware RTX 3080 Gaming PCs, Gaming Laptops, Gaming Monitors, and More  IGNBest Black Friday laptop deals to shop in 2020  New York Post

USATODAY National NewsNov 23, 2020
US travelers keep flying despite virus warnings
Despite warnings from public health officials to stay home for Thanksgiving, millions of Americans are heading to the nation's airports before the holiday, many of them unwilling to miss out on seeing family and convinced they can do it safely. (Nov. 23)       

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Save Your Tears / In Your Eyes (Live on The 2020 American Music Awards) - TheWeekndVEVO
Save Your Tears / In Your Eyes (Live on The 2020 American Music Awards)  TheWeekndVEVOThe Weeknd appears with bizarrely bandaged face at 2020 American Music Awards  Yahoo EntertainmentWhy The Weeknd's Face Is in Bandages at the 2020 AMAs  ELLE.comThe Weekend's Bandage-Covered AMAs Appearance Left Some Baffled  Newsweek

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
More GOP senators back transition as GSA recognizes Biden's win
A growing group of Republican senators on Monday signaled support for allowing President-elect Joe Biden to start the transition as the General Services Administration informed Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal process.

Chicago Sun-Times NewsNov 23, 2020
Forget Black Friday — here's where you can score cheap weed on Green Wednesday
AS the case numbers grow in West Bengal and complaints pile up against hospitals—government ones face complaints of callousness, neglect, and inability of patients to gain admission—the administration moves to put in place new measures, but it may be too late to win back the trust of the people.

USATODAY National NewsNov 23, 2020
Virus resurgence closes US museums, National Zoo
The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo and museums have closed once again amid a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the Washington D.C. area. (November 23)       

CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Black Friday has kicked off early. Here are the top deals right now


Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings


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Trump plans to hold indoor holiday parties at the White House, report says, despite the CDC warning against such gatherings (Yahoo News)

Boston.com National NewsNov 23, 2020
Coronavirus surge has LA on the brink of a stay-home order
A swell of new cases put the county over a five-day average of 4,500 cases per day.

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White House to hold indoor holiday parties despite surge in coronavirus cases (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Biden Nominates Alejandro Mayorkas to Lead Homeland Security Dept. - The New York Times
Biden Nominates Alejandro Mayorkas to Lead Homeland Security Dept.  The New York TimesAlejandro Mayorkas picked to become 1st Latino head of Homeland Security  KTLA 5First Latino tapped to head DHS signals shift from Trump's hard-line immigration policies  NBC NewsBiden Names Kerry as Special Climate Envoy  Bloomberg PoliticsBiden Will Nominate First Women to Lead Treasury and Intelligence, and First Latino to Run Homeland Security  The New York Times

Boston.com National NewsNov 23, 2020
President Trump directs his team to cooperate on transition but vows to keep up fight
The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump's administration

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
2020 American Music Awards Highlights - ET Canada
2020 American Music Awards Highlights  ET CanadaThe Weeknd appears with bizarrely bandaged face at 2020 American Music Awards  Yahoo EntertainmentJustin Bieber - "Lonely" (with benny blanco) & "Holy" LIVE Performance | AMAs 2020 | T-Mobile  T-MobileWhy The Weeknd's Face Is in Bandages at the 2020 AMAs  ELLE.comBTS Wins And Performs Their Brand New Song ‘Life Goes On' At The AMAs  

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Coronavirus in Oregon: Hospitalizations hit record high again as state reports 1,174 cases, 6 new deaths - OregonLive
Coronavirus in Oregon: Hospitalizations hit record high again as state reports 1,174 cases, 6 new deaths  OregonLiveOHA: 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Oregon; 1,174 new cases reported statewide  KPTV.comOregon has 6 more COVID-19 deaths, 1174 new cases, record 456 hospitalizations  KTVZOregon medical community: 'In-person social gatherings are dan

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Brazil reports 302 COVID-19 deaths, toll at 169,485: health ministry - Reuters (Reuters Top News)

Reuters Top NewsNov 23, 2020
Georgia sets timeline for Trump-requested vote recount - Reuters
Georgia sets timeline for Trump-requested vote recount  Reuters

CNN Most RecentNov 23, 2020
Former Republican national security officials call for an orderly transition
A group of former Republican national security officials penned a letter Monday calling for an orderly transition of power as President Donald Trump continues to dispute the results of the 2020 election and and block a formal transition, despite President-elect Joe Biden's win.

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'Special jeopardy': 100 former Republican national security officials warn Trump must allow transition (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)

CNN Most RecentNov 23, 2020
Jennifer Lopez accused of copying Beyoncé at the American Music Awards
From the outfit to the hair to the chair dancing and lighting, Jennifer Lopez's American Music Awards performance Sunday night looked very familiar to some.

Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Harry S. Truman's grandson: The messy, impolite history of presidential transitions


Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Trump campaign legal team distances itself from Powell


New York Times - Front PageNov 23, 2020
Cuomo Invited His Mother for Thanksgiving. New Yorkers Noticed.
The governor was accused of hypocrisy after he said his mother and two daughters were traveling to Albany for the holiday. He withdrew the invitation.

CNN Most RecentNov 23, 2020
Biden prioritizes climate crisis by naming John Kerry special envoy
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday appointed John Kerry as his special presidential envoy for climate, underscoring his commitment to tackling the global crisis and offering a symbolic rebuke to President Donald Trump's lack of leadership on the issue.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
'These guys were very experienced': Coast Guard searches for crew of sunken fishing boat off Massachusetts coast
The 82-foot vessel named the Emmy Rose disappeared early Monday about 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, according to officials.      

NY Post National NewsNov 23, 2020
Gov. Cuomo floats hosting his elderly mom for Thanksgiving, sparks uproar
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said he may host his 89-year-old mother Matilda for Thanksgiving — after spending the last two weeks lecturing New Yorkers about staying home for the holiday and telling their loved ones to do the same because of the coronavirus pandemic. "The story is, my mom is going to come up...

Yahoo NewsNov 23, 2020
Trump campaign purges conspiracy-theorist Sidney Powell from legal team


CNN Most RecentNov 23, 2020
A rare species of whale washed ashore dead in North Carolina
A North Atlantic right whale calf was discovered dead on the shore of a barrier island off North Carolina on Friday, according to officials.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
Michigan board votes to certify election results despite GOP calls to delay
A Republican member of Michigan's state canvassing board broke with his GOP colleague, joining two Democrats in voting to certify election results.       

Fox NewsNov 23, 2020
Cuomo planned to spend Thanksgiving with mother, 2 daughters
Cuomo may now have to work through the holiday, instead.

Reuters Top NewsNov 23, 2020
Apple's security chief accused of bribery in California gun-permit probe - Reuters
Apple's security chief accused of bribery in California gun-permit probe  Reuters

Chicago TribuneNov 23, 2020
Michigan, Maine certify results, Pennsylvania still expected: Track progress in key battleground states
The battle over the results of the 2020 election has brought new attention to an important but often-overlooked part of the U.S. election process: Certification of the results. Each state has laws that set the deadline and process for the results to be certified. This process takes place locally and eventually at the state level. Those deadlines in key battleground states are underway.

Top Stories - Google NewsNov 23, 2020
Apple head of security accused of offering iPads as bribes for concealed gun permits - The Verge
Apple head of security accused of offering iPads as bribes for concealed gun permits  The VergeApple's head of security indicted in Santa Clara County CCW case  Morgan Hill TimesApple security chief accused of bribing officers with iPads in exchange for concealed gun permits  CNBCApple's security chief charged with bribery  BBC News

CNN Most RecentNov 23, 2020
Testing alone can't keep you safe for Thanksgiving
Megan Ranney writes that having a single negative Covid-19 test is not sufficient for a safe Thanksgiving because it does not prove that you aren't infectious today, and it certainly doesn't prove that you're not infectious tomorrow.

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CNN Top StoriesNov 23, 2020
The President-elect announces top foreign policy and national security picks, including former Secretary of State John Kerry as special envoy on climate
• Analysis: Why Biden's secretary of state pick tells us a lot about his priorities as president • Live updates: Biden expected to make history by selecting a woman for Treasury Secretary • Samantha Vinograd: Trump trying to kneecap incoming Biden administration

CNN USNov 23, 2020
Surgeon General Adams: All Americans, even at the White House, should avoid large holiday gatherings
US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned Monday that all Americans -- even at the White House -- should follow US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and avoid gatherings during what he called a "dire point" in the pandemic.

CNN Most RecentNov 23, 2020
Michigan's state board set to meet Monday to vote on certification
The Michigan State Board of Canvassers is expected to meet Monday to vote on certifying the state's election results, a step that would formally grant President-elect Joe Biden the state's 16 electoral votes.
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