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  • Unsurprisingly, House Republicans blocked Democrats’ attempt to meet Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 stimulus payments.
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced he has pardoned Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of “Balloon Boy,” 11 years after the strange, staged incident.
  • Tony Robbins has been sued for allegedly discriminating against one of his employees "by refusing to grant her the accommodations she needed to work from home after she contracted a debilitating case of COVID-19."
  • ProPublica is horrified at how the Trump administration is working overtime in its final days to execute the most federal prisoners since World War II.
  • The Times looks at the places around the city where Trump actually got more support this election.
  • Here is a very surprising Twitter thread about Hilaria Baldwin's alleged "decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person."
  • The New Yorker revisits Dennis Hopper's transformation from "a stalled-out actor to an omnipresent chronicler of a country in transition" in the '60s.
  • Vulture has some recommendations about what you can watch or stream this holiday weekend.
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog released a surprise new album At The Moonbase last night, and Four Tet is releasing two surprise new albums, Parallel and 871, tonight.
  • And finally, we hope you have some fun ala these two this weekend: