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  • Someone apparently called 911 on Saturday to report "thousands of black people" gathering in Brooklyn to vote.
  • Santas, Mrs. Clauses and even elves "were offered early access to coronavirus vaccines if they would agree to perform in a $250 million campaign of public service advertisements extolling the benefits of vaccinations" for the federal government, the NY Times reports.
  • During a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced the nomination of judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting up a final confirmation vote on Monday. After the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. They won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come."
  • A 20-year-old college student from Indiana was killed by a stray bullet while sitting on the stoop of the Airbnb apartment he rented with friends in Bushwick.
  • Texas is on track to shatter voter turnout records for the state, as a surge of early voters flood poll sites leading up to the presidential election.
  • Here's how haunted houses are changing things up in order to safely scare people during this scary time.
  • Vice President Mike Pence's body man and at least four other staffers have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • SEE IT: Cops collar skunk outside deli.
  • And here, enjoy an owl taking a bath in slow motion: