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  • Pro-Trump white supremacists attacked two historic Black churches in D.C. this weekend, and cops are investigating the incidents as possible hate crimes.
  • Crede Bailey, the director of the White House security office, fell ill with COVID-19 in September and is recovering after three months in the hospital—but he has reportedly lost his right foot & lower leg.
  • Casting votes in the Electoral College has long been a routine part of presidential election mechanics, but as with everything else this year, it has turned into a headache and caused danger for electorates because of Trump's electoral misinformation and lies.
  • This inane attempt at undermining the electorate system is particularly dumb, even for Trump and his followers.
  • Michigan Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell told CNN that his disgust and disappointment with Trump's efforts to overturn the election results have led him to request that the clerk of the House change his party affiliation to "independent."
  • The New Yorker writes about how Slack is making us all worse at our jobs: "Neuroscientists and psychologists teach us that our attention is fundamentally single-tasked, and switching it from one target to another is detrimental to productivity. We’re simply not wired to monitor an ongoing stream of unpredictable communication at the same time that we’re trying to also finish actual work."
  • Pornhub is removing millions of videos uploaded to its site by unverified users after Mastercard and Visa dropped the platform entirely.
  • God bless Smokey Robinson, who has absolutely no idea what Hanukkah (a.k.a. CHUHNOOKAH) is.
  • The owners of a New Jersey gym who defied orders to close the fitness center during the pandemic have now been hit with more than $1.2 million in fines.
  • R.I.P. composer Pauline Anna Strom.
  • And finally, baby elephants are absolute legends of cuteness: