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  • The pandemic is getting worse and worse around the U.S., but Donald Trump cares more about discrediting the election he lost and trying to take credit for vaccines that haven't been produced yet than working with the Joe Biden transition team on coronavirus.
  • The latest wave of coronavirus infections is hitting rural areas especially hard.
  • Judges across the country are voicing similar frustrations with the Trump campaign's legal filings on the election "to a degree rarely seen in venues where political rhetoric is generally unwelcome."
  • A South Dakota ER nurse describes what it's like to have coronavirus patients who “don’t want to believe that COVID is real.”
  • Here's a really cool interactive NY Times article about street vendors in Queens.
  • Finally, someone answers the question: what is Substack, and do I need to care about it?
  • Esquire has an oral history of CNN's Election Week: "After Tuesday night, then you just get dropped into this endless, timeless hell loop of being on air..."
  • John Oliver had an awkward run-in with Adam Driver, then blew up 2020 in the season finale of Last Week Tonight.
  • How risky is air travel right now? Vox argues that may be the wrong question to ask: "Should we really be traveling in the first place? Getting on a plane might not even be the most dangerous part about travel — it could be the new exposure potential when you get to your destination."
  • Would you pay $1.9 million for a relatively clean pigeon?
  • Listen to Bill Callahan and Will Oldham's latest team-up cover of Steely Dan's timeless classic "Deacon Blues."
  • And finally, find you a man who knows how to apologize: