Midday News To Use: 12.10.2020

It is Happening
All 50 states and DC have certified their election results. Trump is 0 for 50 with legal cases trying to show wide scale fraud in the election. And Monday the electoral College will make it official that on January 20th 2021, Joe Biden is the President of the United States.
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Darkest Before the Dawn
Again the US set a record no one wanted to see. 3124 people were reported dead, just yesterday from the coronavirus, that is more than the 9/11 attacks. That is one death every 28 seconds. Although the tunnel is long, some light can be seen. About 20 million people in the US could be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the coming weeks. The UK has been using the vaccine for several days. Canada approved it yesterday and the US should follow today.
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McConell Again!
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to finally close a deal on a new federal coronavirus relief package, but as of now, it doesn’t include stimulus checks or local funding. Senator Mitch McConnell as always is the roadblock and will not let the bill come to the floor unless it has protections for businesses from being sued from not providing enough Covid-19 protections for its workers. A number of people have died because of lack of proper protections for its workers from Covid-19.
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Now that the Election is Over
The Federal Trade Commission wants Facebook to be broken up, and its biggest assets, like Instagram and WhatsApp, spun off. Dozens of states and the federal government sued the social media giant in two antitrust lawsuits, alleging Facebook has abused its dominance in the digital marketplace and engaged in anticompetitive behavior.
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Pay it Forward
What started as a random act of kindness from one man paying for the car behind him in a Dairy Queen drive-thru resulted in over 900 cars also taking part in the pay it forward chain. Tina Jensen, the store manager, in Brainerd, Minnesota, told CNN a man came by the drive-thru window on Thursday and asked if he could pay for his meal and for the car behind him. This tends to happen once in a while but at most it lasts for 15 or 20 cars and fizzles out. This time, the chain continued for two and a half days with over 900 cars participating, raking in $10,000 in sales, according to the Manager.
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