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2:45 PM ET, November 27, 2020

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Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Trump's Campaign Lost In Court — Again — Trying To Undo Biden's Win In Pennsylvania  —  WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday handed another loss to the Trump campaign's effort to undo President-elect Joe Biden's win in Pennsylvania, with a judge — one of Trump's nominees …
Discussion: Reuters, The Daily Caller and Raw Story
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Dave Lawler / Axios:
Court rejects Trump campaign's appeal in Pennsylvania case  —  A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously rejected the Trump campaign's emergency appeal seeking to file a new lawsuit against Pennsylvania's election results, writing in a blistering ruling that the campaign's “claims have no merit.”
Jon Swaine / Washington Post:
Federal appeals court panel rejects Trump request to block certification of Pennsylvania's election results  —  A federal appeals court panel on Friday rejected President Trump's request for an emergency injunction to overturn the certification of Pennsylvania's election results.
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Federal appeals court denies Trump campaign effort to revive Pennsylvania lawsuit saying ‘claims have no merit’  —  (CNN)A federal appeals court denied the Trump campaign's effort to revive a federal lawsuit challenging the election results in Pennsylvania, ruling “the claims have no merit.”
Corinne Ramey / Wall Street Journal:
Court Denies Trump Campaign's Appeal of Pennsylvania Ballot Challenge
Discussion: Washington Times
New York Times:
Live Updates: Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack, State Media Say  —  The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was seen as the force behind Iran's nuclear weapons program.  News reports in Iran say he died after being attacked in a vehicle.  —  RIGHT NOW Iran's state media say doctors failed …
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Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s was killed in a targeted attack that saw gunmen use explosives …
Washington Post:
Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist killed in attack outside Tehran
Discussion: Reuters, RedState and Al Jazeera
CNN:
'I'm the President of the United States!':  Trump flips out on reporter - CNN Video  —  President Trump condemned a reporter after being asked if he would concede the election if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.
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Andrew Mark Miller / Washington Examiner:
Trump spars with reporter in viral exchange over election result: 'Don't ever talk to the president that way'
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Why did Democrats bleed House seats?  A top analyst offers surprising answers.  —  President-elect Joe Biden garnered an unprecedented 80 million votes, will win the popular vote by as much as seven million, and won fairly comfortably in the electoral college.
Discussion: Forbes
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Karen Weise / New York Times:
Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal  —  The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.  —  SEATTLE — Amazon has embarked on an extraordinary hiring binge this year, vacuuming up an average of 1,400 …
Rory Carroll / The Guardian:
‘Mini desk.  Tiny hands.  Small soul’: Trump mocked for giving speech at little table … Play Video  —  For a US president obsessed by size - his hands, his wealth, his crowds - Donald Trump made something of a bold U-turn on Thursday night by addressing the country from a desk seemingly designed for a leprechaun.
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
When he leaves office, can ex-President Trump be trusted with America's national security secrets? … WASHINGTON — When David Priess was a CIA officer, he traveled to Houston, he recalls, to brief former President George H.W. Bush on classified developments in the Middle East.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Atlantic
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Will Wilkinson / New York Times:
Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump?  —  To the dismay of Democrats, the president's strategy of ignoring the pandemic mostly worked for Republicans.  —  President Trump's disastrous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic probably cost him re-election.
Anthony Kuhn / NPR:
North Korea Executed Coronavirus Rule-Breaker, Says South Korean Intelligence  —  North Korea is taking increasingly harsh measures to stop the coronavirus from entering the country, including executing an official in August who violated anti-virus rules, South Korean intelligence officials told lawmakers on Friday.
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Gabby Orr / Politico:
Blame game erupts over Trump's decline in youth vote  —  Nobody involved in Donald Trump's reelection thought the president would win the youth vote in 2020.  But they didn't think it would be this bad.  —  Now the finger pointing has begun.  —  When the data came pouring in after Election Day …
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite
Washington Post:
Trump officials move to relax rules on killing birds  —  Overhaul of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act would not hold firms liable for ‘incidentally’ causing scores of bird deaths  —  The Trump administration published an analysis Friday finding that its rule easing companies' liability …
CBS News:
Former director of U.S. cyber agency Chris Krebs not “necessarily surprised” by firing  —  See the interview with the man President Trump ousted after he said the election was secure, Sunday night on 60 Minutes.  —  Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency …
Zoë Beery / New York Times:
The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism  —  Socialist-minded millennial heirs are trying to live their values by getting rid of their money.  —  Lately, Sam Jacobs has been having a lot of conversations with his family's lawyers.  He's trying to gain access to more of his $30 million trust fund.
Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
Empowered by an Odds-Defying Win, Susan Collins is Ready to Deal  —  The senator from Maine has emerged from the toughest re-election battle of her career more influential than ever, and ready to play a crucial deal-making role in a divided Senate.  —  WASHINGTON — The calls began pouring …
Allyson Waller / New York Times:
U.S. Border Agency Settles With 2 Americans Detained for Speaking Spanish  —  In a video of the 2018 incident in Havre, Mont., a Border Patrol agent is heard telling the two American women he detains that speaking Spanish in the small city is “very unheard-of.”
 
 
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New York Times:
Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away.
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Julian Brave NoiseCat / NBC News:
In Trump v. Biden, Native American voters played a crucial role. It's time to recognize that.
Discussion: Portside and The Guardian
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Obama says some Republicans drive message that ‘White men are victims’
Discussion: RedState and (We) Are The News
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 Earlier Items: 
Ron Elving / NPR:
Wait, Wait, Don't Inaugurate: Why The U.S. Takes So Long To Change Presidents
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Next Step in Government Data Tracking is the Internet of Things
The Daily Beast:
Who Will Trump Pardon Before He Leaves Office?
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
North Carolina — still purple but up for grabs
Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden's national security picks are great news — for China
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding