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  • It's still not clear whether Donald Trump and his Republican enablers are trying to pull off a coup or are just making a lot of noise in the media, but the Washington Post has some thoughts on how best to cover this dangerous period.
  • The Times has a snapshot of some of the places around the country that might be considered "the most trouble-prone" when it comes to COVID-19 case surges.
  • Experts expect that Trump's final two months in office will be the worst months of the pandemic yet.
  • Now Trump reportedly wants to start a digital media company to "wreck" Fox News.
  • A Florida outlet has found evidence to suggest multiple candidates in Senate district races were "shill candidates whose presence in the races were meant to syphon votes from Democratic candidates."
  • Johnny Cash tried to warn us: Ring doorbells keep bursting into burning rings of fire.
  • Can historians predict the future—and if so, is that really bad news for America?
  • This good LA Times piece about Cazzie David's new book includes an all-time great Larry David anecdote in which he tried to help her out of a depressive spiral: “CAZZIE, COME ON!” Larry David told her. “YOUR ANCESTORS SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST!”
  • The president of Turkmenistan has unveiled a 19 foot gold statue of an Alabay, a home-bred Turkmen variety of the Central Asian shepherd dog that is listed under the country's national heritage.
  • Wrinkled-face bats aren't just a little strange looking—their faces "belie their ultrafast reflexes, astonishingly powerful bites and, apparently, their serious sex appeal."
  • Take a few minutes out of your day to appreciate the interviewing prowess of Leta Powell Drake.
  • And finally, a bag dog is always a good dog: