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  • The Trump appointee who officially acknowledges the next president, Emily Murphy, still refuses to declare Joe Biden the “apparent” winner, and "still has not determined when she will," reports the Washington Post, "leaving the changeover in a vacuum that threatens essential functions of government."
  • Donald Trump, Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • The NY Times looks at recent violent attacks in the subway — "After overall crime on the system dropped significantly during the citywide lockdown this spring, violent crimes, like assaults, started to surge."
  • In India, COVID-19 cases have hit 9 million, and hospitals are almost at capacity.
  • Multiple people were shot inside of the Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon.
  • David Rockwell, architect and designer of theatrical sets, has sketched out what the future of NYC streets sans parking spots could look like.
  • Oscars season is gonna be weird.
  • But the Emmys are gonna be weirder: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting an Emmy for his COVID-19 briefings.
  • Phish's Trey Anastasio has been performing live (sans audience) at the Beacon Theatre every Friday night since early October, and it has been delightful. You can watch at 8 p.m. this and next Friday right here. Here's "You Enjoy Myself" from last week's show: