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THE HIGHLIGHTS

Everyone’s talking about the election. 

 

THE BACKGROUND. 

Every four years, the US heads to the polls in its presidential election. This year, Prez Trump and Vice Prez Mike Pence are up against Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS. 

There are lots of concerns about post-election unrest. And those concerns are made worse by the fact that it’s super likely we won’t know who won the election...until a few days after. Because, mail-in voting. You’ve already heard about some legal battles over mail-in voting, but right now, the US is waiting to hear the verdict on another one. This one has to do with drive-through polling places in Harris County, Texas. If a federal judge rules in Republicans’ favor, nearly 127,000 ballots could be trashed. Breath, bated. And on that note: the US Postal Service reported another drop in on-time movement of mail ballots. Reassuring. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS PT 2. 

Speaking of election unrest - it’s already happening. In North Carolina, police pepper sprayed and arrested protesters who were peacefully marching to the polls. In Texas, Trump supporters surrounded a Biden campaign bus and allegedly tried to run it off a highway. The FBI is investigating the incident - while Trump defended those involved as “patriots.” In Washington, DC, authorities are expected to set up a “non-scaleable” fence around the White House. And in Virginia, Trump supporters picketed Attorney General Bill Barr’s home to demand Biden be jailed. 

 

THE TAKE. 

This is your reminder to vote if you haven’t already. TBD on what tomorrow brings. 


THE ACTION

CORONAVIRUS: The world just surpassed 1.2 million coronavirus deaths. Yes, really. That number is expected to rise a lot over the next few months as the US hits what’s being referred to as its third wave of the virus and Europe hits its second wave. Cue the UK going back into a four-week national lockdown. Meanwhile, all eyes are on Dr. Fauci. Recently, Fauci predicted that the US would see more than 100,000 new infections per day this winter. He also said that “you could not possibly be positioned more poorly” than the US right now. Then added that “we’re in for a whole lot of hurt.” In response, Prez Trump - who’s said the US is rounding the corner on the virus - suggested at a rally that he would fire Fauci after the election. 

 

PROTESTS: Poland just saw some of its biggest protests in decades. Reminder: a couple weeks ago, the country’s highest court ruled that abortions due to fetal defects are unconstitutional. Big deal, since about 98 percent of the abortions taking place in Poland fall into that category. Meaning the country now has a near-total ban on abortion. So over the weekend, about 150,000 people took to the streets in protest. Speaking of protests, there’ve been a lot of them in Thailand lately. Young people in particular have been demanding things like more democracy, reform of the monarchy, the resignation of the prime minister, and a new constitution. Now, the king is addressing the protesters and saying Thailand is the “land of compromise.” 

 

DISASTERS: Central America is set to face another major hurricane: Hurricane Eta. Eta is shaping up to be a Category 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall early tomorrow. It’s expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, strong winds, and nearly three feet of rain, which could cause flooding and landslides. Stay tuned. In other news, there’s new satellite data out on Brazil’s Amazon region. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. The number of fires blazing in the region in October 2020 was reportedly more than double those in the same month last year. Now, campaigners are pointing fingers at the gov and saying it’s doing nothing to stop the fires. 


WHAT TO KNOW

Flying car:” what just completed its first flight. Ron Weasley, is that you? 


SAY WHAT?

“Whale sculpture catches crashed Dutch metro train” - an actual headline. Whalewind of a story. 

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