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  • A federal judge in Texas denied a bid by Republicans to throw out more than 127,000 votes that were cast at drive-through locations.
  • Everyone has to remember that all early vote counts tomorrow can be misleading.
  • Many people diagnosed with seemingly mild cases of COVID-19 are now dealing with symptoms weeks or months after they were expected to recover, "often with puzzling new complications that can affect the entire body—severe fatigue, cognitive issues and memory lapses, digestive problems, erratic heart rates, headaches, dizziness, fluctuating blood pressure, even hair loss."
  • The Times asked officials in every state for estimates on how long they expect it will take for all their votes to be counted.
  • Choosing to stay in New York during this period is choosing life: "It’s to choose to live in connection with other people, accepting in equal measure all the risks this brings as well as the rewards. It’s the choice to be part of the collective."
  • Grub Street checked in on Bemelmans, the historic bar/lounge inside Upper East Side’s Carlyle Hotel that has been closed since March.
  • The DOJ’s Bureau of Prisons is preparing to send 100+ federal prison guards to DC for election demonstrations— many from prisons with active COVID cases.
  • The Supreme Court tossed out a federal appeals court decision that allowed Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson to be sued by a police officer injured by an unknown assailant.
  • David Letterman talked to Vulture about his Netflix series, interviewing people, and the election: "I believe he will lose it big, and it will be a relief to every living being in this country, whether they realize it now or not."
  • Some scripted TV shows have begun airing episodes that incorporate the pandemic, but not all of them are working.
  • And finally, three sleepy pups: