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  • Five months ago, Donald Trump's reelection campaign had a huge financial edge over Joe Biden's campaign. That advantage is now gone.
  • What happens if a bunch of Americans refuse to take a legitimate COVID-19 vaccine? Vox looks at the looming crisis, and how public health officials can try to improve the situation.
  • House Democrats will investigate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy violated campaign finance laws by encouraging employees at his former business to contribute to Republicans and then reimbursing them.
  • The NY Post demonstrates the most irresponsible way to write a poorly-argued, moronic piece about the pandemic and the role of lockdowns, and I only share it in case your dumbest family member tries to use it against you.
  • The Washington Post checks in on Broadway, which won't be back until sometime next year, and the economic impact of its closure on the entire city: "Broadway alone accounts for more tickets sold each year than for all of the metropolitan area’s professional sports teams, and the industry pumps on the order of $13 billion annually into the city economy. It seems fair to say, then, that until the return to health of the performing arts, the city cannot really be said to be back."
  • According to documents from state departments of agriculture, "at least hundreds, perhaps thousands" of Americans planted mysterious seeds they received in the mail from China. 
  • The Venture Bros. has been cancelled by Adult Swim after 15 years and seven seasons.
  • The New Yorker Festival is going online this year, and includes conversations with Fiona Apple, Jerry Seinfeld & Steve Martin, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chris Rock, Margaret Atwood, Maya Rudolph & Natasha Lyonne, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and more.
  • Tooth fractures are on the rise during the pandemic because of anxiety-related grinding, poor posture while working from home, lack of sleep, and more. And it includes this mind-blowing tip: "Your teeth shouldn’t actually touch throughout the day at all unless you’re actively eating and chewing your food."
  • Here's your first look at the second season of The Baby Yoda Show featuring The Mandalorian: “The new season is about introducing a larger story in the world,” said creator Jon Favreau. “The stories become less isolated, yet each episode has its own flavor, and hopefully we’re bringing a lot more scope to the show.”
  • A new study finds that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota is responsible for 260,000 new cases of COVID-19—19% of the total number of US cases during the month of August—and $12 billion in new medical care. But you can't put a price on a Smash Mouth concert, right?
  • Watch the first trailer for the Netflix adaptation of Rebecca, starring Armie Hammer, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
  • And finally, I hope your long weekend was this relaxing: