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  • The New Yorker has devoted almost an entire issue to Lawrence Wright's look back at the yearlong catastrophe of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the fatal missteps—and heroic efforts—that defined the U.S.’s response.
  • The House is set to vote tonight on overriding Donald Trump’s veto of the annual military spending bill.
  • The Walter Reed doctor who criticized Donald Trump for endangering Secret Service members—after he took a joyride to wave at supporters in October while infected with COVID— has been removed from the hospital.
  • Grub Street digs deep to uncover the mystery of the bucatini shortage of 2020.
  • More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at The Home Depot have been recalled after it was found that their blades could detach while spinning.
  • Lori Loughlin was released from prison today after serving a two-month sentence for her part in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
  • This MTA worker has saved dozens of cats from subway tracks and rail yards over the years–and he's even kept a couple.
  • A reasonable proposal: Joe Biden should buy every adult American an electric moped.
  • A Long Island man's neighbors called 911 to report a fire in his back yard. Police who showed up to investigate say they found a burning human body.
  • Here's a very good piece from Alex Goldstein about running the FacesOfCOVID Twitter account, which helps chronicle those who died this year.
  • And finally, here's a sledding hack: