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8:15 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 Forbes
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.
Dave Lawler / Axios:
Court rejects Trump campaign's appeal in Pennsylvania case
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 …
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 …
Democracy Docket:
🚨ALERT: NEW LAWSUIT IN GEORGIA  —  Latest Republican lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results has been filed in Georgia.
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
Scoop: Biden weighs retired General Lloyd Austin for Pentagon chief  —  Joe Biden is considering retired four-star General Lloyd Austin as his nominee for defense secretary, adding him to a shortlist that includes Jeh Johnson, Tammy Duckworth and Michele Flournoy, two sources with direct knowledge of the decision-making tell Axios.
Discussion: Business Insider
CBS Pittsburgh:
Pennsylvania Republican Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Disputing 2020 Election Results  —  HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers have introduced a resolution intending to dispute the 2020 election results on Friday.  —  The resolution intends to declare the 2020 election results as being …
New York Times:
McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses  —  Court filings reveal consultants' talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma.
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Secret Meeting in Desert Between Israeli, Saudi Leaders Failed to Reach Normalization Agreement  —  Saudi crown prince backed away from U.S.-brokered deal to solidify bulwark against Iran  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew into Saudi Arabia …
Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
Trump Flips Out At Reporter: 'Don't Ever Talk To The President That Way'  —  Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason pushed back on Trump's election fraud claims, prompting an outburst.  —  Donald Trump lashed out during a Thanksgiving press conference at a reporter who pushed …
Andrew Mark Miller / Washington Examiner:
Trump spars with reporter in viral exchange over election result: 'Don't ever talk to the president that way'
'I'm the President of the United States!': Trump flips out on reporter - CNN Video
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.
Chiara Giordano / The Independent:
James Goddard given restraining order after calling Independent journalist ‘vile scum of the earth’ in court confrontation  —  Far-right activist handed fine and told not to contact correspondent following March 2019 incident  —  Far-right activist James Goddard has been handed a fine …
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.
Discussion: HotAir
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
The inexorable rise of Jake Sullivan  —  “You have to be kidding me.”  —  Philippe Reines was sitting in a yurt in Mongolia during a trip with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sure that he'd finally done it: traveled to more countries than anyone else with Clinton as one of her top aides.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Paul Demko / Politico:
How One of the Reddest States Became the Nation's Hottest Weed Market  —  WELLSTON, Oklahoma—One day in the early fall of 2018, while scrutinizing the finances of his thriving Colorado garden supply business, Chip Baker noticed a curious development: transportation costs had spiked fivefold.
Wall Street Journal:
United Begins Flying Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine  —  Carriers are positioning doses for quick distribution if vaccines are approved by regulators  —  United Airlines Holdings Inc. on Friday began operating charter flights to position doses of Pfizer Inc.'s Covid-19 vaccine for quick distribution …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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
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
Chun Han Wong / Wall Street Journal:
‘Their Goal Is to Make You Feel Helpless’: In Xi's China, Little Room for Dissent  —  After one man was snatched off the street for tracking protests online, he spent four years in custody and remains under close police watch  —  On a summer day in 2016, a posse of men surrounded Lu Yuyu …
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Alison Dirr / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Milwaukee County presidential recount wraps up with Biden adding to his margin over Trump
Denis Campbell / The Guardian:
Hospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in 10 days' time
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Race And Ideology Take Center Stage In Scramble To Succeed Kamala Harris
Discussion: Mercury News
New York Times:
Coronavirus Strands Millions of Migrants
Los Angeles Times:
‘Betrayed’ Black asylum seekers say Trump administration is ramping up deportations by force and fraud
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
 Earlier Items: 
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Daniel Boffey / The Guardian:
EU to use Magnitsky-style law to impose sanctions on human rights abusers
Will Wilkinson / New York Times:
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