Midday News To Use: 11.19.2020

No End in Sight
In less than 10 months, coronavirus has killed more than 250,000 people in the United States. That’s more than strokes, suicides and car crashes typically do in a full year — combined. Medical staff are overwhelmed with record hospitalizations, governors are rushing to issue restrictions on gatherings, and deaths are averaging the highest in months.
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Some want to Help
Current and former Trump administration officials are informally reaching out to members of the Biden-Harris transition team to offer a helping hand, CNN reported Wednesday.
The outreach effort contrasts President Donald Trump and his allies, who have been making the transition to the Biden administration difficult.
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Justified?
After four days of public outcry, Florida authorities released a 56-second dashcam video of an encounter with a sheriff’s deputy that left two Black teens dead in the coastal city of Cocoa. The video offers a glimpse of what happened after deputies attempted to pull them over last week during what the sheriff described as an investigation into a possible stolen vehicle.
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Songwriter Extraordinaire and much more
Country musician legend Dolly Parton gave a million dollars for Covid-19 research, then found out that part of that contribution funded the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. “Praise the lord!” she told “Today” hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. “I’m just very grateful that this is happening, and if I had anything to do with it, that’s great.”
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From the Shelter to K-9 Officer
The pitbull-malinois mix apparently had trouble with landing with a family. It could be because of her high energy level. After all she was returned to the shelter twice. But, that is where fate stepped in.
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