As Texas surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases, the state, like much of the nation, is overwhelmed by a virus that is more stubborn than the will of many quarantine-fatigued Americans who want to wish it away. LA Times
President Trump charted a whipsaw course in relations with North Korea, going from alarming nuclear tests and brash threats to friendly summits with Kim Jong Un. President-elect Biden has not ruled out meeting with Kim but has signaled he'd revert to a more patient, measured approach. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Mexico on Saturday topped 1 million registered coronavirus cases and nearly 100,000 test-confirmed deaths, though officials agree the number is probably much higher. How did Mexico get here? By marching resolutely, even defiantly, against many internationally accepted practices in pandemic management, from face mask wearing, to lockdowns, testing and contact tracing.... New York Post


Will Joe Biden throw President Trump’s Middle East achievements in the dirt, betraying a host of US allies to fecklessly chase after the goodwill of the Iranian regime? If not, he needs to choose carefully as he names his Cabinet and White House staff. For starters, many retreads from Team Obama will want to bribe... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden will destroy America if he becomes president.
Joe Biden promised not only to win, but to “restore the soul of the nation.” But the deep divisions that animated President Trump’s tenure show no signs of receding. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Only a fool believes Biden will be a pro America president.
With the recovery slowing and coronavirus cases surging, Democrats must decide whether quick action on federal aid is more important than its scale. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden will destroy Americas' economy.
President Trump "goes back to being another crackpot on the internet" once his presumptive Democratic successor Joseph R. Biden takes over, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta said Friday. Mr. Acosta, a persistent critic of the president and frequent target of the president's attacks on the press, was explaining ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Acosta and CNN are the real crackpots.
A group of Senate Democrats demanded Saturday that a new extension of tentative legal status for would-be illegal immigrants be part of any year-end spending package, throwing a new wrinkle into an already touchy debate over avoiding a government shutdown. Led by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, the Democrats ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are mad.
An Indianapolis police officer shot and killed a 21-year-old Black man in May. ABC


His motorcade passed supporters on the way to his Virginia golf club. ABC
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is still in denial.
President Donald Trump's second decisive victory in Ohio while losing the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden has put the state's role as a bellwether or battleground state in doubt ABC
VOA VIEW: It's not over until the fat lady sings.
The ruling could allow hundreds of thousands of teenage and young adult immigrants to apply for DACA, which would protect them from deportation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal foolishness.
China congratulated Joe Biden for winning the 2020 election on Friday, seemingly signaling an acceptance of the results. But tensions between the two countries continue to rise. CBS
VOA VIEW: China has bought Biden.

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President Trump still refuses to accept the results of the election, as he spent Saturday golfing, waving to supporters and tweeting unverified conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud. President-elect Biden meanwhile is pushing ahead with preparations to assume the office in January. CBS
VOA VIEW: It is what it is.
Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital Saturday to protest the election results. Like the president, the attendees alleged without evidence that the election was stolen due to widespread voter fraud. CBS
"We are pecking out on our ability to continue to treat patients based on our staffing limitations," Rich Rasmussen, CEO of the Montana Hospital Association, said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Sad times.


Aides to President-elect Joe Biden said "each passing day" without access to classified intelligence briefings increases the risk to national security. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden can't do anything but leak info.
Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting DACA applications and renewals, and those rules are now invalid, a federal judge ruled Saturday. CNN
There's a renewed push to get Chad Wolf confirmed as Homeland Security secretary -- a position in which he's been serving in an acting capacity for a year -- before Inauguration Day, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. CNN
Other governors are hesitant to embrace widespread lockdown measures that saw pushback from citizens in a number of states. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Bad news for the communities.
President Trump made a drive-by appearance as his supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday for a recount rally, where a few pro- and anti-Trump factions later traded punches. FOX News

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced a mask mandate for the state Friday evening, as confirmed coronavirus cases rose to record levels. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Mistake!
A billionaire scientist behind Pfizer and BioNTech’s breakthrough COVID-19 vaccine says he expects it to “bash the virus over the head” and ultimately end the pandemic, according to a report. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves pushed back against the idea of a new national coronavirus lockdown, while urging residents to follow health precautions and take the virus seriously. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Smart move.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Paris Saturday for the first stop on a planned seven-country tour. UPI
Tropical Storm Iota is expected to make landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula as a hurricane as it strengthens over the next few days, forecasters said Saturday. UPI
President Donald Trump's campaign has lost multiple election cases, including half a dozen cases in Pennsylvania, and others in Arizona and Michigan. UPI
VOA VIEW: There is always a higher court.
President Donald Trump on Friday hailed the success of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trials and suggested the general population could have access to it by April. UPI
VOA VIEW: He kept his word, as many times before.

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