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  • Senate Republicans might be finally acknowledging Joe Biden's presidential victory, but that hasn't stopped some of them from continuing to spread election misinformation.
  • Dominion Voting Systems has sent a blistering letter to the right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell, demanding that she publicly retract her “wild, knowingly baseless and false accusations” about the company’s voting machines.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, and now other European leaders need to self-isolate just in case.
  • The Pfizer vaccine vials were supposed to hold five doses, but pharmacists have found they have enough for a sixth or even a seventh dose.
  • Ian McKellen feels "euphoric" after getting the vaccine, and we do too.
  • The LA Times has a disturbing report on toxic airplane fumes and its effects on passengers: "The air you breathe on airplanes comes directly from the jet engines. Known as bleed air, it is safe, unless there is a mechanical issue — a faulty seal, for instance. When that happens, heated jet engine oil can leak into the air supply, potentially releasing toxic gases into the plane."
  • Kids aren't getting a snow day today, but the New York State Assembly is.
  • Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon is getting backlash from Republicans for speaking honestly about how they've behaved during the election, even as she pledges to seek their cooperation, all because she used some swear words.
  • From the department of duh: "A huge study of 50 years of tax cuts for the wealthy suggests 'trickle-down' economics makes inequality worse."
  • Get a first look at James Earl Jones and Eddie Murphy in the long-awaited Coming 2 America sequel.
  • And finally, these NYC dogs got to run around in the snow last night: