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- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked an effort for an immediate vote on $2,000 stimulus checks, saying that the Senate would "start a process" to consider bigger payments.
- A new AP investigation found that child labor in Indonesia and Malaysia is used to supply palm oil used in Girl Scout cookies.
- The oddest real estate listing yet: Someone claiming to be the owner of the United Order of Tents, the oldest Black woman fraternity in the United States, is selling the Brooklyn headquarters for $9.75 million.
- Every major news outlet in America is trying to answer the question: what is going on in Georgia? The U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5th will essentially determine the fate of President-elect Biden's agenda. This story, from the Times Magazine's Audra D.S. Burch, might be the best.
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