Midday News To Use: 11.20.2020

Is it a Coup?
In the latest round of defeats for President Donald Trump’s campaign, judges in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia tossed out election-related lawsuits. Georgia just finished it’s recount yesterday, without a change in winners, and will certify today. Just as Wisconsin gets started wtih recounts in 2 counties. Now that Trump’s legal options are drying up, Trump will meet today with two Michigan law makers to mount a long-shot effort to overturn the results there.
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From Bad to Worse
More than 2,000 deaths were reported yesterday from the Coronavirus, the highest number since May. At this pace we could see up to 471,000 total deaths by March. Hospitals in most states are at or near capacity and will be under the most severe stress during December and January. Americans are being asked not to travel for Thanksgiving and scale back on traditional gatherings to slow the spread.
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Not Done Yet
Scores of people have died in wildfires this year and wildfires have scorched more than 8.7 million acres of land. That number is on the rise as 3 major fires are burning in California now and a wildfire that started Tuesday near Reno, Nevada, quickly grew to 1,200 acres, according to the local fire department.
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Another Senator has it
Republican Senator Rick Scott has tested positive for coronavirus. He said he contracted it after returning home to Florida, but the timing is suspect. Scott, who will chair the GOP Senate campaign arm, has been isolating for the past week after encountering an individual infected with coronavirus.
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Tiny birdie in the big city
A petite owl hitched a ride inside the Rockefeller Christmas tree in New York. He’s safe now and getting some much-needed R&R after the long trip.
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