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  • The Washington Post revealed that the United States Postal Service had planned to send 650 million masks to Americans during the early part of the pandemic, but the plan was scrapped because of pressure from the Trump administration.
  • A former model has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the US Open in 1997. Amy Dorris told Guardian, “He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything. I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it."
  • Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors in a call last week that they should consider charging protesters with sedition, and inserted himself into the presidential election by saying the country would be “irrevocably committed to the socialist path” if Trump lost the election and that the country faced “a clear fork in the road.”
  • Barr also condescendingly said that other prosecutors are too inexperienced and need him to handle certain political cases: “Letting the most junior members set the agenda might be a good philosophy for a Montessori preschool, but it is no way to run a federal agency."
  • Why is the NYPD still ticketing street vendors?
  • Yelp released its latest Economic Average Report, showing that about 60 percent of closed businesses across America won’t be reopening.
  • According to a new CDC report, a majority of the children who have died of COVID-19 are Black or Hispanic.
  • Saba is an unbelievably great rapper, so you'll want to listen to his new song "Mrs. Whoever."
  • The Times has some tips on how to get COVID test result in NYC in 48 hours or less.
  • The Ringer has an oral history of The Town, featuring Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall and more.
  • The prolific Daniel Romano, who is like a modern day Todd Rundgren, is releasing his ninth (!) excellent release of 2020 tomorrow—he gave Noisey a rundown of all those records, including the country-tinged Content to Point the Way, the 22-minute psych-rock opus Forever Love's Fool, the power-pop of Super Pollen, and a punk rock reimagining of Bob Dylan's 1983 album Infidels.
  • And finally, today is very stressful for a lot of people, so enjoy this exceedingly gentle video: