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  • Here is a truly grim statistic: one in every 1000 people in North Dakota has died of COVID-19.
  • Cursed headline of the day: "Alabama Sorority Gets Official Blessing for 600-Person Farm Party Just in Time for Holidays."
  • No wonder Rudy Giuliani wants to keep Trump's seemingly endless and completely fruitless election lawsuits going: the Times reports he's seeking to make a lot of money from legal work for Trump.
  • Are people starting to hoard paper goods, food and other essential items again?
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the country needs “a uniform approach” to the coronavirus pandemic, rather than “a disjointed” state-by-state response.
  • Conan O'Brien is ending his TBS show in 2021, and is instead going to host a new weekly variety show on HBO Max.
  • Ivanka Trump's former best friend wrote a piece for Vanity Fair about how they she became "MAGA royalty."
  • New Yorkers have started stalking Barry the Barred Owl in Central Park.
  • SoulCycle's top instructors allegedly had sex with clients, "fat-shamed" coworkers, and used homophobic and racist language—but were still treated like stars.
  • Stereogum tries to answer an age-old mystery: why is Pavement b-side "Harness Your Hope" the band's biggest song on Spotify by far?
  • And finally, not all dogs are brilliant: