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Here are nine headlines currently splashed across the news at the moment I’m writing this:

  • Trump acknowledges he intentionally downplayed coronavirus threat
  • N.I.H. Director Undercuts Trump’s Comments on a Vaccine by Election Day
  • As NFL reopens, Trump resumes attacks on players who demonstrate for racial justice
  • In crackdown on race-related content, Education Department targets internal book clubs, meetings
  • Patients may have seen ‘significant’ delays in medicine deliveries by USPS, Senate report finds
  • Whistleblower Says DHS Leadership Tried to Halt Reports on Russian Interference
  • Mike Pence slated to speak at fundraiser hosted by QAnon supporters
  • Emails show HHS official trying to muzzle Fauci
  • Senate paralyzed over coronavirus relief

November 3rd can’t come soon enough.

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