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Parrots found stuffed in plastic bottles in Indonesia – (BBC News)
Indonesian authorities said crew on a docked ship found 64 birds still alive while 10 had died.

US executes federal inmate for 1994 murder – (BBC News)
The execution was one of three planned before President-elect Joe Biden takes over in January.

Long queues for Covid tests before US Thanksgiving – (BBC News)
With many Americans still planning to visit family and friends, how effective is getting a test before you go?

Bosnia: 25 years since Dayton accord, divisive politics live on – (Al Jazeera English)
Bosnia’s Serb-run entity Republika Srpska could ‘very possibly attempt to secede’ sometime in the future, analysts say.

US scrambling to stem skyrocketing COVID-19 cases – (Al Jazeera English)
With Thanksgiving holiday only a week away, the United States is nearing 200,000 new COVID-19 infections per day.

Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week – (Associated Press)
A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating after the presidential election and news about COVID-19 vaccines. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on...

Qatar and FIFA to mark two years to World Cup 2022 kick-off – (Al Jazeera English)
Qatar will be the first Middle East and Arab majority country to host the event, promising a ‘unique experience’.

Heading home for the holiday? Get a virus test, colleges say – (Associated Press)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping up COVID-19 testing to try to keep infections from spreading further as the...

Iran's allies on high alert in Trump's final weeks in office – (Associated Press)
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has instructed allies across the Middle East to be on high alert and avoid provoking tensions with the U.S. that could give an outgoing Trump administration cause to launch...

Ethiopia crisis: Aid agencies call for immediate ceasefire in Tigray – (BBC News)
Aid agencies say they are unable to reach civilians affected by fierce fighting in the Tigray region.

Mnuchin denies trying to hinder incoming administration – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied that he is attempting to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery by ending several...

US election 2020: Fact-checking Trump team's main fraud claims – (BBC News)
We've looked at some of the allegations of malpractice from President Trump and his supporters.

Biden wants Congress to pass emergency COVID aid this year – (Associated Press)
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to enact billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19 assistance before the year's end, according to a senior aide who warned...

Mexico cannabis bill: Senate vote paves way for legalisation – (BBC News)
A bill that would legalise the recreational use of cannabis has been approved by Mexico's Senate.

Covid vaccine: Pfizer to apply for authorisation in US – (BBC News)
Officials expect the vaccine to be given emergency approval in the first two weeks of December.

How others left the White House after losing – (BBC News)
Donald Trump joins a small group of US presidents who lost the election while in office.

Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US – (Associated Press)
Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and...

Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House – (Associated Press)
A few miles south of the namesake tower where Donald Trump began his run for president, New York prosecutors are grinding away at an investigation into his business dealings that could shadow him...

Trump to meet Michigan leaders in bid to subvert election – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan state legislators headed to the White House on Friday as President Donald Trump made an extraordinary and sure-to-be futile attempt to block Joe Biden's victory in the...


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From various sources

Coronavirus Australia live: South Australia, Victoria, NSW updates – (News.com.au)
Coronavirus fragments have been detected in a wastewater in Melbourne, sparking calls for people to get tested.

r/PoliticalHumor - The definition of insanity – (Reddit /r/all)
26,684 votes and 435 comments so far on Reddit

r/WatchPeopleDieInside - Husband dies inside when wife pranks him by calling him by his name – (Reddit /r/all)
27,596 votes and 1,059 comments so far on Reddit

r/nextfuckinglevel - Smart streamer recognizes a girls attempt at getting rid of a stalker – (Reddit /r/all)
14,371 votes and 311 comments so far on Reddit

r/IdiotsInCars - This is never a good idea – (Reddit /r/all)
18,142 votes and 630 comments so far on Reddit

r/IAmA - I just spent my first year as a free man after being wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for 23 years. AMA – (Reddit /r/all)
11,460 votes and 913 comments so far on Reddit

Moody days in Zion National Park, USA – (Reddit /r/all)
2188130 views on Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Website Design – The Leader in Website Design – Squarespace – (Reddit /r/all)
Website Design - Design Your Own Website

r/insanepeoplefacebook - I wish I had access to participate in this one... – (Reddit /r/all)
37,319 votes and 682 comments so far on Reddit

27 Products From Small Businesses That'll Be Perfect To Give This Holiday Season – (Buzzfeed)
Shop small this holiday and support individual artists and creators while snagging unique products you can't get anywhere else!

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday | CBC News – (CBC News)
New modelling released Friday morning shows Canada could see 20,000 COVID-19 cases per day by the end of the year if people maintain their current number of personal contacts. Meanwhile, Ontario is set to announce new public health restrictions in its hardest…

Parrots found stuffed in plastic bottles in Indonesia – (BBC News)
Indonesian authorities said crew on a docked ship found 64 birds still alive while 10 had died.

Tell Us A Cooking Hack That Makes Everything 100% Better – (Buzzfeed)
Do you add salt to your coffee grounds?

ORIX invests $60M in Israeli crowdfunding platform OurCrowd – (TechCrunch)
Japan-based financial services group ORIX Corporation today announced that it has made a $60 million strategic investment into the Israeli crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. In return, the crowdfunding platform will provide the firm with access to its startup n…

The meme up that sums up Nine boss Hugh Marks’ decision to quit – (News.com.au)
The meme up that sums up Nine boss Hugh Marks’ decision to quit

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Which Has the Best Streaming Apps? - IGN – (IGN)
A console’s potential as a streaming video platform matters. While this is an area where you might expect the PS5 and Xbox Series X to be identical, it turns out that simply isn’t the case.

No clean audits for national housing department for the last 5 years - auditor general – (News24)
The National Department of Human Settlement and its entities have not received a clean audit in the last five years.

T-Mobile’s TVision Live service gets more channels as short-term fix for content disputes – (The Verge)
T-Mobile is adding channels from its $10-per-month TVision Vibe plan to its pricier TVision Live plans as it tries to negotiate ongoing content disputes with providers like Discovery, AMC, and Viacom.

5 best smart fitness gifts for anyone who loves working out – (MSNBC)
With Black Friday a week away, start shopping for smart fitness this holiday season. Here are five workout gift essentials to add to any smart home gym.

Morgan Stanley: Vaccinating general population to take 4-9 months - Business Insider – (Business Insider)
Analysts also predict that CVS and Walgreens will "take on a meaningful role" and provide up to 50% of all vaccines in the US.


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All about Trump

Scoop: Trump lawyers to avoid Michigan lawmaker meeting after COVID exposure – (Axios)
"It's a joke, it's beyond embarrassing," said a Trump campaign adviser.

McEnany rips 'inexcusable' 2016 transition, says GSA certification for Biden will come 'at the right moment' – (Fox News)
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday said the General Services Administration will certify Joe Biden’s election at the “right moment,” while slamming the 2016 transition process from Barack Obama to Donald Trump as “inexcusable.”

Michigan leaders head to White House as Trump attempts to subvert election | CBC News – (CBC News)
Two Michigan state legislators headed to the White House on Friday as President Donald Trump made an extraordinary and sure-to-be futile attempt to block Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state and subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Opinion: How Trump sabotaged his own chances for a second term – (CNN)
Michael D'Antonio writes that Donald Trump is ending his presidency by proving that his big talent may be his extraordinary ability to defeat himself. Heedless of the damage he does to himself and the country, he is being faithful to deviant behavior he has e…

Democratic Senators Wary Of Prosecuting Trump After He Leaves Office – (The Huffington Post)
President-elect Joe Biden's administration has “many priorities,” Sen. Dick Durbin said. “Those should not be the first.”

Georgia certifies election results, confirming Biden's win – (Axios)
The close margin means the Trump campaign can still request a recount.

Security establishment braced for final onslaught from Trump – (Financial Times)
President uses lame duck period to make personnel and policy changes

Analysis: How Trump is sabotaging Biden -- and America – (CNN)
President Donald Trump continues to howl on Twitter -- between rounds of golf -- spreading the lie that he won the election he lost, and promising he will be in the White House come January.

McEnany disputes any Trump 'advocacy' with invite to Michigan lawmakers | TheHill – (The Hill)
Press secretary plays down meeting, says Trump "routinely meets with lawmakers from all across the country"

Supreme Court drops arguments in House fight for Mueller documents from schedule – (MSNBC)
Supreme Court drops planned oral argument in House committee’s fight to get documents from Mueller special counsel investigation of Trump.

Rudy Giuliani's son, Andrew, positive with COVID a day after attending news conference with father on election fraud claims – (Google News)
The list of those close to Trump who have been infected includes White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who tested positive earlier this month.

‘It cannot be done’: Biden lawyer says Michigan electoral plot would be unconstitutional – (USA Today)
“The harm is real. But there is absolutely no chance Donald Trump can be successful in what it is he’s trying to do,” Biden lawyer Bob Bauer said.

The Republican voters who say ‘no way in hell’ Trump lost – (Google News (Canada))
Despite the absence of evidence, many Trump supporters believe the 2020 election results are illegitimate.

Iran's allies on high alert in Trump's final weeks in office – (ABC News)

Democrats, Biden camp blast Michigan state lawmakers for Trump meeting | TheHill – (The Hill)
Two top lawmakers in the Michigan state legislature faced backlash on Friday as they traveled to...

Rudy Giuliani's journey from 'America's Mayor' to Trump's vocal lawyer - Business Insider – (Business Insider)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has had a high-profile ride from politician to President Donald Trump's attorney.

Rudy Giuliani's journey from 'America's Mayor' to Trump's vocal lawyer - Business Insider – (Business Insider (UK))
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has had a high-profile ride from politician to President Donald Trump's attorney.

'Shame': Protesters tell Michigan lawmaker to certify vote for Biden as he goes to meet Trump at White House – (Google News)
Sen. Mitt Romney said that Trump's meeting with Michigan lawmakers as he challenges Joe Biden's win in that state is "undemocratic."

Iran's allies on high alert in Trump's final weeks in office – (Associated Press)
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has instructed allies across the Middle East to be on high alert and avoid provoking tensions with the U.S. that could give an outgoing Trump administration cause to launch...

Alarm over Trump's 'coup' in slow motion – (Google News (India))
US News: WASHINGTON: Republican lawmakers from Michigan were summoned to the White House on Friday as defeated US President Donald Trump continued efforts to s.


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