Midday News to Use: 01.06.2021

History Made
Last Night voters in Georgia elected The Rev. Raphael Warnock as Senator. Warnock is the first Georgia Democrat elected to the Senate in 20 years and will be the state’s first Black senator. His election adds to the most ethnically diverse congress to be elected in U.S. history. Fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff early today is leading Sen. David Perdue in the other race. If Ossoff wins, Democrats will claim control of the Senate with a 50/50 divide, plus a tiebreaking vote from Kamala Harris once she is sworn in as vice president.
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More History Made
The US hit a new daily high coronavirus death toll yesterday, with 3,775 new deaths reported across the country. The fresh tragedy comes as US governors take new steps to get vaccines administered faster, including mobilizing National Guard members and training more volunteers to vaccinate people.
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Kabuki Theater
More than a dozen Republican Senators and over 100 Republican Representatives plan to object to the electoral college state certified votes when a joint session of Congress meets today. Regardless of the objections former Vice President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the next President and Vice President of the United States. Many media outlets will cover the proceedings live.
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President Rallies descent
By all accounts what President Trump and his supporters have been trying to do since the election is a coup. Poorly organized, poorly implemented and in plain site. President Trumps last hopes are to declare a war and suspend the transistion and to declare that an insurrection is occurring in the U.S. President Trump is scheduled to address the smaller than expected crowd in D.C. ahead of the Congressional counting of the Electoral College votes.
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It is Dead
Adobe has officially killed off Flash Player, the buggy, hated, security vulnerability of a web browser plug-in that was once widely used for viewing rich content like games, videos and other media online. … A year later, Adobe said it would no longer develop the software on mobile devices. Here is how to get it out.
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