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TechNews for the week: December 23; December 21;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
China expels US ship from disputed waters in fresh escalation in South China Sea; Nepal Falls Into Political Turmoil. China and India Are Watching;
Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany;
'Good riddance,' China says as Germany leaves U.N. Security Council;
Israel's coalition government collapses, forcing a fourth round of national elections in less than two years; The End of the Road for Bibi?
Explainer: Why can't Israel keep a government together? Naftali Bennett slams Netanyahu, announces he's running for prime minister;
No more blank checks for Israel; Trump Incentives for Signing Peace Accords With Israel Could Be at Risk;
Israel 'launches attack in Syria' after low-flying planes terrify Beirut residents;
Indonesia may receive $1 b. in US financing if it makes peace with Israel;
Trump administration pushes forward on $500 million weapons deal with Saudi Arabia; weighs legal immunity for Saudi crown prince in alleged assassination plot;
Navalny Says Russian Agent Confessed to Plot to Poison Him; Russia cracks down on online dissent after Alexei Navalny’s trick cellphone name;
Donald Trump plans to shut two remaining US consulates in Russia; In Iraq, Trump's Blackwater pardons meet with cynicism, fatigue;
The UK and EU finally strike a Brexit trade deal;
Secretary of State Pompeo says Russia was behind the major hacks of the federal government and private sector;
Trump, contradicting Pompeo, attempts to downplay gravity of massive hack of U.S. government, as well as Russia's role;
Trump administration and Biden team at odds about presidential transition in the Pentagon;
A President Who Can't Put Aside Grudges, Even for Good News; How Trump drove the lie that the election was stolen, undermining voter trust in the outcome;
Why Congress went 8 months without new coronavirus relief as the pandemic worsened;
Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows attempted to hide his COVID-19 diagnosis and the White House outbreak;
GOP congressman says he will not take the Covid vaccine because he's 'an American';
Deal on Fed removes obstacle to agreement on virus aid bill; Trump has thrown the coronavirus relief bill into doubt. What now?
Trump vetoes defense bill, teeing up holiday override votes in Congress; throws pandemic relief effort into chaos;
Fate of $900 billion coronavirus relief package in doubt as House GOP blocks a vote on Trump's demand for $2,000 stimulus checks;
Trump rails against federal spending that he requested in his budget;
In Last Rush, Trump Grants Mining and Energy Firms Access to Public Lands; It could take years for Biden to restore wildlife protections erased by Trump ;
'A real mess': Trump is leaving behind crises and undermining Biden before he takes office;
Trump grants clemency to 20 people, including three ex-GOP members of Congress and two men convicted in the Russia probe;
Trump grants clemency to 29 more, including Jared Kushner's father, ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort and ex-adviser Roger Stone;
Trump vowed to drain the swamp. Then he granted clemency to three former congressmen convicted of federal crimes;
Jared Kushner played a key role in White House pardon 'free-for-all'; Behind Trump Clemency, a Case Study in Special Access;
Top Mueller prosecutor says Manafort and Stone may be hauled back to court despite Trump pardon;
A frustrated Trump redoubles efforts to challenge election result; Group says it's challenging residency of 364K Georgia voters;
Lou Dobbs Airs Segment Refuting Election Fraud Claims — Including His Own — In Wake Of Legal Threat;
Trump Weighed Naming Election Conspiracy Theorist as Special Counsel; Sidney Powell's secret intelligence contractor witness is a pro-Trump podcaster;
Undercutting Trump, Barr says there's no basis for seizing voting machines, using special counsels for election fraud, Hunter Biden;
Analysis: Could Trump declare martial law to try to steal the election? Donald Trump 'asked Michael Flynn about using the military to overturn the election';
North Carolina GO state Sen. Bob Steinburg urges Trump to suspend civil liberties to keep power: ‘Invoke the Insurrection Act’;
Trump says he spoke with Sen.-elect Tuberville, who has hinted at backing electoral college challenge;
Officials finally found a case of a dead person voting, accusing a Republican of pretending to be his dead mom to vote for Trump;
Trump assembles a ragtag crew of conspiracy-minded allies in a flailing bid to reverse election loss;
Trump meets with GOP allies on longshot bid to challenge electoral votes; Republicans defy leadership and sign up for Trump's Electoral College challenge;
Pence under pressure as the final step nears in formalizing Biden's win;
Trump emails GOP lawmakers a slide slamming Mitch McConnell, taking credit for his re-election;
More than 1.3 million Georgians have already voted in the Senate runoffs, rivaling general election turnout;
USPS and civil rights groups reach deal to fast-track ballots in Georgia runoff elections;
Fox News poll indicates Trump viewed as 'one of the country's worst presidents';
California Gov. Gavin Newsom selects Alex Padilla to replace Kamala D. Harris in the Senate;
Biden picks Miguel Cardona, Connecticut schools chief, as education secretary;
Trump's Longtime Banker at Deutsche Bank Resigns; Trump's Future: Tons of Cash and Plenty of Options for Spending It;
Trump Back At Mar-A-Lago, Raising Taxpayer Golf Tab To $151.5 Million;
Lara Trump served on the board of a company through which the Trump political operation spent more than $700 million;
Air Force investigation finds disparities in how Black and White members are treated;
Heavily Armed Far-Right Mob Floods Oregon Capitol; Proud Boys leader says he burned Black Lives Matter banner stolen from church during demonstrations in D.C.;
Young conservatives mingled maskless at Mar-a-Lago and partied with a money cannon;
These are the police misconduct lawsuits the public hears little about;
Potential jurors in George Floyd case asked if they support defunding police, amid concerns about 'fair and safe' trial;
Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse's new merchandise site signals 'new era' of criminal defense;
Warp Speed chief accepts blame for reduced vaccine doses but creates confusion about quality control;
Pfizer, BioNTech to supply U.S. with an additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for about $2 billion;
A death every 33 seconds; Hospitals Are Still Short on Masks and Other Protective Gear; Why Americans are numb to the staggering coronavirus death toll;
NIH launching study on rare allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccine; What People With Allergies Should Know About Covid Vaccines;
Federal panel says Front-line workers, adults over 75 should be next in line for coronavirus vaccine; Major U.S. companies lobbying to prioritize their workers for early vaccine;
Anger as Republican lawmakers who played down pandemic jump vaccine queue; Trump Claims Credit for Vaccines. Some of His Backers Don't Want to Take Them;
Britain tightens lockdowns as new coronavirus mutation shows 'significantly faster' rate of transmission;
European countries halt flights from Britain amid fears over virus mutation;
What we know about the new coronavirus strain; U.S. officials debate travel bans as coronavirus variant spreads in Britain;
Experts Are Skeptical that Travel Bans Can Really Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Variants;
As U.K. travel gridlock eases, officials grapple with yet another virus mutation — this one from S. Africa;
White House issues coronavirus testing mandate for U.S. citizens and others flying from Britain;
Chinese and Russian vaccines remain unproven — but desperate countries plan to use them anyway;
The Mysterious Link Between COVID-19 and Sleep;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Russia accused in massive hack of US: What you need to know; A second hacking group has targeted SolarWinds systems;
Dozens of Al Jazeera Journalists Had iPhones Compromised by Spyware; Israeli spyware likely to proliferate in Mid East amid Al Jazeera journalists hack;
FBI links Iran to online hit list targeting key state, federal officials who’ve refuted Trump's election fraud claims;
Russian hackers accessed Microsoft cloud customers' emails, other data; 5 ways to lock down your Microsoft 365 account;
How China Uses Stolen US Personnel Data;
Investigating the Navalny Poisoning;
Hackers Sending Fake Shipment Notifications During Holiday Season; FBI Warns of Online Scams Offering Access to COVID-19 Vaccine;
Eavesdropping on Phone Taps from Voice Assistants;
Math and science
Kilauea Volcano Erupts in Hawaii, Prompting Warning to Stay Inside ;
Scientists descended into Greenland's perilous ice caverns — and came back with a worrying message;
Egypt uncovers Pharaonic treasure trove: 'There's nonetheless extra to search out';
Researchers Develop Method To Detect Subsurface Oceans On Uranus' Moons; Made In Space 3D Prints Ceramic Turbine Part In Orbit;
Quantum computer makers like their odds for big progress;
A Mathematician Has Finally Solved the Infamous Goat Problem;
Web, computing and technology issues
Israel government says Facebook removes anti-vaccine 'fake news' in Israel;
Online Misinformation Campaigns Target Runoff Elections in Georgia Senate Races;
Vaccine opponents outline online campaigns to sow distrust in coronavirus vaccine;
Covid-19 stimulus bill contains 'Protecting Lawful Streaming Act' Targets Commercial Piracy Services;
Aid Package Includes $7 Billion to Help Low-Income Families Get Broadband;
How to use Zoom: 15 video chat tips and tricks to try today;
SC News and Politics
Trump plays Christmas Day golf with Lindsey Graham while complaining about stimulus bill's 'pork';

Business and Economics
Consumer spending drops 0.4%, first decline since April; Consumer Confidence Fell In First Two Weeks Of December;
Fed backstop masks rising risks in America's corporate debt market;
Ohio Lt. Governor on the need for stimulus: 'We don't have anything left'; These Businesses Thrived as Others Struggled to Survive;
Weekend deal for stimulus package hits major roadblock over GOP plan to limit Federal Reserve;
COVID-19 relief package: $600 stimulus checks, $300 bonus for federal unemployment benefits in new deal; Here's what's in the new $900 billion stimulus package;
White House secures corporate meal tax deduction in draft of coronavirus relief bill;
Senate passes bill with $900 billion in new emergency economic relief, sending measure to White House for Trump’s signature; The bill, all 5596 pages;
Stimulus Bill Includes More Benefits For Businesses That Took PPP Loans; 10 Surprises Congress Snuck Into The Stimulus Package;
Tucked into stimulus bill: Tens of billions in special-interest tax giveaways; Buried in Pandemic Aid Bill: Billions to Soothe the Richest;
Trump pushes for $2,000 stimulus checks, hinting that he might not sign Congress's economic relief bill into law without changes;
New Trump rule could cost waiters more than $700 million in lost wages, allowing employers to take more of their tips to pay other workers;
The UK and EU finally strike a Brexit trade deal; Chinese demands on nuclear power investment complicate EU talks;
Iraq devalues currency by a fifth as oil-price collapse hits;
US Adds Drone Maker DJI to Restricted Companies List; Chinese Drone Maker Says Products Will Remain On Sale Despite Addition To US' Restricted Trade List;
Biden's EV Plan Could Bring "Dramatic" Reduction In Emissions; Startups, Traditional Carmakers Understand Importance And Viability Of EVs;
Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes "next level" battery technology;
Administration's Push To Increase H-1B Wage Rules Would Effect Auto Industry;
Four Universities Form Alliance To Lure New Space Command Headquarters To Offutt Air Force Base; Axiom Space To Develop Commercial Space Station In Houston;
Airbus To Record Most Deliveries In World For Second Straight Year;
Millions of packages might not arrive in time for Christmas because of competing crises at the U.S. Postal Service;
Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame selected for College Football Playoff; Florida hit with Level II and Level III recruiting violations;
Coastal Carolina president pens letter complaining about 'lack of fairness' in college football's postseason;
What Kim Ng's hire means to girls who play baseball;
Other news
The inside story of how Trump's denial, mismanagement and magical thinking led to the pandemic's dark winter;
A President Unhappy, Unleashed and Unpredictable; The most embarrassing document created by a White House staffer;
We've finally arrived at the moment every Republican should've seen coming;
Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison has moved to Lanai Here's how Ellison bought 98% of the island;
How should you talk to friends and relatives who believe conspiracy theories?
How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline;

College Transfer Student Enrollment Declined 8.1% This Fall; Number Of Students Enrolled In Vocational Degree Programs Drop By Double Digits;
Harvard University Applications Up 57%; Freshman At California Colleges Find Alternatives To Campus Life With Remote Learning;
College Financial Aid Applications Decline In 2020; University Of Wisconsin System Paid Out $68.5M In Student Refunds;
A Black Virginia Military Institute cadet was threatened with a lynching, then with expulsion;
More Than 70 West Point Cadets Are Accused in Cheating Scandal; Backlash Over Leniency at West Point After 73 Cadets Are Accused of Cheating;
School Shutdowns Are A Disaster For Science Classes;

TechNews for the week: December 18; December 16; December 14;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Israelis maintain anti-Netanyahu protests in wintry weather; Israel is starting to vaccinate, but Palestinians may wait months;
After 60 years, East Jerusalem Palestinians face eviction under Israeli settler rulings; 19th century docs used to evict Palestinians;
Report: Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned by Russian state security team; Vladimir Putin confirms Russian spies tail Alexei Navalny;
U.S. adds NATO ally Turkey to sanctions list over its purchase of Russian missile defense system;
Biden to Face a Confrontational Russia in a World Changed From His Time in Office;
Saudi Arabia 'sent mysterious security team to Norway,' where critic of Crown Prince lives in exile;
What Saudi Arabians want from Antony Blinken, Biden's pick for secretary of state; 'Leap' in attitudes as Saudi school textbooks lose anti-Semitic and hardline Islamist content;
President Trump's decision to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara was reckless and unnecessary;
Trump's desperate gambit to stay in office alarms Europeans, who know about coups;
Democratic congressmember demands House leaders refuse to seat Republicans who support Texas election lawsuit;
The Constitution has an answer for seditious members of Congress; 'An Indelible Stain': How the G.O.P. Tried to Topple a Pillar of Democracy;
Clashes broke out between Trump supporters, Proud Boys, counter-protesters, and police after thousands gathered in DC to contest the election results;
MAGA Marchers and Proud Boys Descend on D.C., Setting Fire to Churches', Black Lives Matter Signs and Getting into Stabbing Fights;
The Texas GOP had a fit after the Supreme Court rejected their bid to flip the election in Trump's favor, and now they're hinting at secession;
Trump, allies vow to 'fight on' after Supreme Court loss; The inaccuracies in Trump's spin on his big Supreme Court loss;
Man arrested in Olympia, Wash., after pro-Trump protests turn violent;
Sidney Powell's secret 'military intelligence expert' witness never worked in military intelligence;
Trump has changed tactics in his election fight. His new approach is more dangerous;
Fox News poll finds Most US voters don't want Trump to run in 2024 and 42% say he is 'one of the worst presidents' ever;
California cast its electoral votes for Joe Biden, formalizing his victory in the presidential race;
Electoral college makes Biden's victory over Trump official; For first time, Biden forcefully condemns Trump's efforts to delegitimize vote after electoral college confirms his win;
Joe Biden's speech to America: 'It is time to turn the page'; Biden keeps giving Republicans who ignore his win the benefit of the doubt;
After electoral college backs Biden, Trump continues falsely insisting he won: 'This Fake Election can no longer stand';
Election experts warn Mike Pence could 'go rogue' when Congress counts electoral votes; Trump Allies Eye Long-Shot Election Reversal in Congress, Testing Pence;
Defying Trump, McConnell Seeks to Squelch Bid to Overturn the Election; Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville suggests he might challenge Electoral College count;
Election Lawyer Calls On Trump Supporters To Stock Up On 'Second Amendment Supplies';
Trump retweets call to jail Georgia governor and secretary of state; Karl Rove Rips Trump: 'Americans Don't Like Sore Losers';
William P. Barr to depart as attorney general, President Trump announces in a tweet; Trump Castigates Barr for Not Publicly Disclosing Hunter Biden Investigation;
Trump appoints flurry of allies as presidency winds down; Pentagon officials reportedly 'stunned' as acting Defense secretary halts Biden transition briefings;
Trump administration to withhold Medicaid funding from California;
Trump is reportedly considering a pardon for the Trump Organization's chief financial officer;
Pentagon estimates show If Biden halts border wall project, U.S. would save $2.6 billion;
Arizona judge scraps election fraud lawsuit in which plaintiff was not a registered voter; Texas ex-officer charged for botched arrest in voter conspiracy;
Supreme Court won't revive Kansas voter registration ID law;
Supreme Court won't decide yet if Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from census count used to determine congressional seats;
Sarah Palin hits campaign trail in Georgia, denying Trump lost alongside QAnon-supporting Republican;
Georgia secretary of state slams Perdue and Loeffler for demanding voter data they already have;
Massie, Gabbard team up on bill to repeal the Patriot Act;
White House counsel's office warned Trump not to fire Chris Wray;
Donald Trump suddenly has a huge Mar-a-Lago problem; Mar-a-Lago neighbors to Trump: Spend your post-presidency elsewhere;
Mar-a-Lago neighbors say Trump forfeited right to live on estate once presidency ends;
Manhattan D.A. Intensifies Investigation of Trump; Judge rejects Trump Organization's claim of privilege to shield documents from New York attorney general;
Jared Kushner Reportedly Helped Create Trump Campaign Shell Company to Secretly Pay President's Family;
Wisconsin GOP committee withholds $3 million payments to Dane and Milwaukee counties for recount costs;
Jerry Falwell Jr. spent heavily on Trump, GOP causes with funds from nonprofit Liberty University;
Kelly Loeffler's Atlanta mansion mysteriously dropped in value by millions of dollars, giving her a tax cut of roughly $88,000;
Restoring the Voice of America after a Trump 'wrecking ball' won’t be easy. But it's worth saving.;
Pro-Trump election lawyer shares racist slur about Mitch McConnell's wife; Facing a First Amendment fight, a small Minnesota town allows a White supremacist church;
Newly released video shows police didn't immediately help Ahmaud Arbery as he lay dying; Chicago Mayor Apologizes to Social Worker Who Was Handcuffed Naked;
Voting machine firm demands pro-Trump attorney retract bogus claims about 2020 election;
The FDA authorizes the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the first approved in the U.S.; First coronavirus vaccine administered in U.S. on Monday;
Pfizer's Covid Vaccine and Allergies: How Concerned Should You Be? Coronavirus vaccines can have side effects. That typically means they’re working;
Germany Locks Down Ahead of Christmas as Coronavirus Deaths Rise; Australia Scraps Covid-19 Vaccine That Produced H.I.V. False Positives;
British officials identify coronavirus mutations, but significance remains unclear;
As U.S. Deaths Approach 300,000, Obituaries Force Reckoning with Covid; Nearly 300,000 lives lost as nation starts seeing days with more than 3,000 deaths reported;
Young People Have Less Covid-19 Risk, but in College Towns, Deaths Rose Fast; Trump Rescinds Plan for White House Staff to Be Quickly Vaccinated;
These photos show us the dark reality of the coronavirus pandemic;
Record numbers of covid-19 patients push hospitals and staffs to the limit; California is the latest coronavirus epicenter, setting back-to-back nationwide records for new cases;
States report confusion as feds reduce vaccine shipments, while Pfizer says it has 'millions' of unclaimed doses;
How the 'deep state' scientists vilified by Trump helped him deliver an unprecedented achievement;
FDA review clears path for second coronavirus vaccine, this one developed by Moderna; F.D.A. Panel Endorses Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine;
The 35-year-old scientist who led Moderna's efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine;
U Colorado Researchers, Global Partners Find Which COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategies Work Best;
FDA authorizes first rapid, over-the-counter home coronavirus test; How do home tests for coronavirus work? Where can I get one?
Europe is paying less than U.S. for many coronavirus vaccines; New York Spent $1 Billion on Virus Supplies. Now It Wants Money Back;
Walgreens and CVS Vaccination Campaign at Nursing Homes Faces Obstacles and Confusion;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
December Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Blockchain Voting, Cybersecurity, Malware and more;
Russian government spies are behind a hacking campaign that has breached U.S. agencies and a top cyber firm;
Hackers Working for Russia Monitored Email Traffic at U.S. Treasury Department;
Homeland Security, the department charged with safeguarding the country from attacks, was among the U.S. agencies hacked by Russia;
The U.S. government spent billions on a system for detecting hacks. The Russians outsmarted it;
Hackers Used Obscure Texas IT Vendor to Attack U.S. Agencies; How the SolarWinds Hackers Bypassed Duo's Multi-Factor Authentication;
More on the SolarWinds Breach; NSA on Authentication Hacks (Related to SolarWinds Breach);
Federal investigators find evidence of previously unknown tactics used to penetrate government networks;
Total Costs of Ransom Payments Doubled in First Half of Year; FBI, DHS Warn of Ransomware Attacks Targeting Online Classes;
Microsoft identified 40+ victims of the SolarWinds hack; Microsoft Reportedly Hacked as Part of Suspected Russian Campaign;
Should There Be Limits on Persuasive Technologies?
Three million users installed 28 malicious Chrome or Edge extensions;
Impersonating a Property Owner, a Man Paid an Artist to Paint a Cookie Monster Mural in Peoria;
Math and science
Scientists pinpoint genes common among people with severe coronavirus infections; How Science Beat the Virus;
Arecibo Observatory Collapse Sends Warning To Other Aging Observatories;
China Brings Moon Rocks to Earth, and a New Era of Competition to Space; SpaceX Launches SiriusXM Satellite Into Orbit;
Clemson Partners With US Army To Design Armored Autonomous Vehicles; US Air Force Test Marks First-Known Use Of AI On Military Aircraft;
Physics Explains Why Time Passes Faster As You Age;
Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds;
The Zodiac Killer sent a cipher 51 years ago. A team of amateur code-breakers just cracked it;
Web, computing and technology issues
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Invalidate Trump's Social Media Order;
FTC Orders Social Media, Streaming Sites to Provide Details on Data Use; Facebook Shifting U.K. Users to U.S. Agreements to Avoid EU Privacy Laws;
Facebook Allows Authorized Political Ads for Georgia Senate Race;
Sen. Graham Introduces Bill to Repeal Section 230 Protections for Social Media;
Ten State Attorneys General File Antitrust Suit Against Google Over Ads;
What caused Monday's Google's global outage ;
Microsoft: Turning Excel into a Turing-complete programming language;

Business and Economics
U.S. retail sales fell 1.1% in November; New US jobless claims surge to 885,000;
Bipartisan COVID Relief Proposal Splits Emergency Spending From State And Local Aid, Liability Protections;
Push for US stimulus package hits late stumbling block; Stimulus Talks Appear Likely To Continue Into Weekend; Debate over Fed's powers a stumbling block to stimulus talks;
Federal Reserve Chairman Sounds Positive Tone Following Fed’s Final Policy Meeting Of 2020;
Leaders eye stopgap measure with hours before lapse in government funding; GOP lawmaker twice blocks up-or-down vote on $1,200 stimulus checks;
America's biggest companies are flourishing during the pandemic and putting thousands of people out of work;
The Economic Consequences of a No-Deal Brexit; UK and EU make 'some progress' on Brexit trade deal after ditching deadline;
Federal Reserve Joins Network Of Central Banks Aimed At Combating Climate Change;
E.U. proposes sweeping new rules for online business that could force fundamental changes for digital giants;
Trump Administration Says Vietnam and Switzerland Manipulated Currency;
AstraZeneca to Buy Alexion for $39 Billion to Add Rare-Disease Treatments;
Airbus To Install Emergency Locator Technology In All In-Production Commercial Aircraft;
Mercedes-Benz Confirms Eight New EVs By 2022, Locks In Alabama To Build Large EV SUVs;
Automotive Trade Association Urges Policymakers To Support The EV Market; Electric Cars Could Cost The Same As Gas Guzzlers In Several Years;
GM, Nissan Abandon Trump Administration Lawsuit Challenging California's Enhanced Vehicle Pollution Standards;
Lyft, Motional To Launch Multimarket Robotaxi Service In 2023; Canoo Unveils Delivery Van, Lays Out Plans For Pickup Truck And Microfactories;
Supreme Court will hear NCAA dispute over compensation for student-athletes;
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly rips Rose Bowl, CFP brass for lack of flexibility — 'I'm not sure we’ll play';
All players of UH basketball team tested positive for COVID-19 at some point;
MLB grants 'Major League' status to Negro Leagues, calling it 'longtime oversight';
Russia remains barred from Tokyo Olympics after court reduces doping ban to two years;
Other news
The 10 most important things I've learned about trust over my 100 years; Hijacking the electoral college: The plot to deny JFK the presidency 60 years ago;
A Kraken is loose: Trump, the myth of election fraud and America's sinking feeling; We've finally identified the source of fraud in the 2020 election. It's Ron Johnson;
Lincoln Project Co-Founder to Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez: 'We Need to Work Together' or We’ll 'Lose America';
The Wall Street Journal column about Jill Biden is worse than you thought;
Treasure Washes Up on Venezuela's Shore, Bringing Gold and Hope to a Village;

Flagship Universities Experience Budget Cuts Amid Pandemic; U California Chancellors Call For Tuition Increases As Pandemic-Fueled Budget Crisis Arises;
University Of Evansville Proposes Cutting Three Departments, Some Faculty;
Poll Finds Students Learned Better In Person During Fall 2020 Semester; Students Taking Remote College Classes See Reduction In Financial Aid Eligibility;
Colleges Prepare To Store, Administer COVID-19 Vaccines; COVID-19 Pushes Colleges To Close Digital Divide;
ACE President Surveys Show Mental, Financial Health Concerns;
More High School Graduates Projected Through 2025, May Shrink Afterward; New Projections For High School Graduates Shows Good News For Colleges, Universities;
Colleges Enrolled Nearly 500,000 Fewer Students In Fall 2020; Nearly Half Of College Students Believe COVID-19 Will Damage Their Ability To Finish Their Degree;
Report: Universities With More Racial Segregation By Major, Graduate Fewer Black Students Into High-Paying Jobs;
Study Shows Graduates From "Elite" Schools Get Paid More Than They are Worth;

TechNews for the week: December 11; December 9; December 7;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei hands power to son due to health; 'Smart satellite-controlled machine gun' killed nuclear scientist;
U.S. military dispatches B-52 bombers to Middle East as show of force against Iran;
Netanyahu rival bolts party to launch leadership challenge; Former Israeli space security chief says extraterrestrials exist, and Trump knows about it;
Senior PLO official Ashrawi resigns, calls for Palestinian political reforms; New roads pave way for massive growth of Israeli settlements;
Morocco and Israel to establish diplomatic relations; U.S. to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara;
U.S. Senate narrowly voted against blocking arms sales to the United Arab Emirates;
U.S. Leaves Behind Afghan Bases - and a Legacy of Land Disputes; Behind the Taliban's ties to al-Qaeda: A shared ideology and decades of battlefield support;
Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia;
In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders' Theatrics Show the Stakes ;
Whistle-Blowers Say Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall;
Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants;
Biden has selected retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary; selects Rep. Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio as housing and urban development secretary;
Neera Tanden, Biden's pick for budget chief, runs a think tank backed by corporate and foreign interests;
Biden taps former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough to head Veterans Affairs; Susan Rice to become domestic policy chief;
Biden faces a changed world and no end of foreign policy challenges from China to Iran;
Pentagon blocks visits to military spy agencies by Biden transition team;
House approves one-week spending bill to give lawmakers more time for stimulus negotiations;
House approves massive defense spending bill with enough GOP votes to thwart Trump’s veto threat;
Senate passes massive defense bill with margin large enough to defeat Trump's threatened veto; approves one-week spending bill to avert midnight government shutdown;
Ted Cruz says Senate will likely blockade Biden's nominations based on debunked election fraud allegations;
GOP leadership rejects resolution acknowledging Biden as President-elect; Just 25 congressional Republicans acknowledge Biden's win;
Trump pressures congressional Republicans to help in his fight to overturn the election;
Election results under attack: Here are the facts;
Trump campaign files election lawsuit in Georgia, suffers more legal defeats;
Trump calls Georgia governor to pressure him for help overturning Biden's win in the state; Georgia governor rebuffs Trump's call for special session to overturn election results;
Trump's Final Days of Rage and Denial; At Georgia rally, Trump spouts election falsehoods, amplifies old grievances;
Georgia House speaker moves against election official; Here's what happened when a Georgia lawmaker vetted the Trump campaign's list of allegedly illegal votes;
GOP Rep. Kinzinger wages a lonely fight against Trump's falsehoods;
Conservative nonprofit group challenging election results around the country has tie to Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis;
As Trump Rails Against Loss, His Supporters Become More Threatening; Armed protesters alleging voter fraud surrounded the home of Michigan's secretary of state;
Trump asks Pennsylvania House speaker for help overturning election results, personally intervening in a third state;
Supreme Court declines a last-minute attempt by Trump allies to overturn election results in Pennsylvania;
Texas asks U.S. Supreme Court to help Trump upend election; 17 Republican Attorneys General Back Trump in Far-Fetched Election Lawsuit;
Top House Republican, Pence's brother join GOP brief asking Supreme Court to effectively overturn election;
Trump's 'Hail Mary' attempt to overturn the election result, via the Supreme Court, is actually full of holes;
Two Reasons the Texas Election Case Is Faulty: Legal Theory and Statistical Fallacy;
Supreme Court dismisses Texas attorney general's bid to toss 4 states' election results, blocking Trump's legal path to reverse loss;
Letter from 1,500 attorneys says Trump campaign lawyers don't have 'license to lie';
As Trump rants over election, his administration accelerates push to lock in policy and staffing gains;
On his way out of office, Trump appoints Conway, Chao to government positions;
Trump EPA finalizes rollback making it harder to enact new public health rules;
Historians sue Trump administration to stop 'bonfire of records in the Rose Garden';
In another universe, Trump beat Biden. Millions of Americans live there;
GOP lawyer appointed by Florida governor resigns in protest over raid on ousted data scientist's home;
Lindsey Graham Says Stacey Abrams Tricked Republicans Into Helping Biden Win;
Watchdog says Veterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie openly questioned credibility of House aide who reported sexual assault at hospital;
House panel chair says CDC director allegedly ordered deletion of email seeking to interfere with coronavirus guidance;
The FBI has subpoenaed Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general leading the long-shot lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election for Trump;
Judge in Michael Flynn case says Trump's pardon does not mean the former national security adviser is innocent;
Fox's Lou Dobbs berates Stephen Miller for the White House not jumping on Ted Cruz's Supreme Court offer;
Secession? Rush Limbaugh floats a startling notion - then quickly backs off;
'#Texit': A Texas state lawmaker says he will propose a referendum on seceding from the US because the 'federal government is out of control';
As His Term Ends, Trump Faces More Questions on Payments to His Hotel;
Trump has the power to issue pre-emptive pardons. Here's how past presidents used it;
Essential Reads on Coronavirus; A gamble pays off in 'spectacular success': How the leading coronavirus vaccines made it to the finish line;
Decade Of Research Said To Have Helped Lay Groundwork For Speedy COVID-19 Vaccines;
FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine; FDA's advisers recommend Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, with agency action expected soon;
White House orders FDA chief to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Friday or submit his resignation;
Pfizer can't supply substantial additional vaccine doses until late June or July; Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine;
Europe's AstraZeneca and Russia's Sputnik V lab share data to seek coronavirus vaccine advances;
Canada approves Pfizer's vaccine;
Operation Warp Speed chief can't explain Trump's new executive order on COVID-19 vaccines;
U.S. records more than 3,000 deaths in a single day for the first time with vaccines nearing approval;
I.C.U. Beds Near Capacity Across U.S.: 'There's No Place for Them to Go'; Most of California Locks Down Again as Coronavirus Strains Hospitals ;
New Mexico shut down nearly everything to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed by covid. It wasn't enough;
Florida state police raid home of Rebekah Jones, data scientist who challenged DeSantis on coronavirus statistics;
Trump says it's 'terrific' so many Americans have caught the coronavirus because it 'is a very powerful vaccine in itself';
Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn't; Giuliani's vile admission perfectly captures the ugliness of the Trump era;
Vaccine politics, skewed by Trump's polarizing approach, will complicate Biden's path to a unified pandemic response;
Automakers Continue To Manufacture PPE Amid COVID-19 Surge;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Pentagon spy agencies to meet with Biden team; Cybersecurity Policy Agenda;
Hack of top American cybersecurity firm linked to Russia's foreign intelligence service;
EU agency in charge of COVID-19 vaccine approval says it was hacked; Hackers Access COVID-19 Vaccine Documents at Pfizer, BioNTech;
Microsoft exposes Adrozek, malware that hijacks Chrome, Edge, and Firefox; Hiding Malware in Social Media Buttons;
Report Points to Microwave 'Attack' as Likely Source of Mystery Illnesses That Hit Diplomats and Spies;
New protocol Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS;
Math and science
Earth just notched its warmest November, as 2020 closes in on record for hottest year; Climate Study Suggests 2020 Is One Of The Hottest Years In Arctic Region;
Trump administration rejects tougher standards on soot, the nation's most widespread deadly air pollutant;
Lockdown Gardening in Britain Leads to Archaeological Discoveries;
Nepal and China Say Mount Everest Is Two Feet Higher;
SpaceX Conducts First High-Altitude Test Flight Of Starship SN8 Prototype, Which Explodes Upon Landing;
3D Printed Rocket Parts Survive Test Firings At NASA;
Web, computing and technology issues
Report Says Tech Companies Actually Enable Spread of Covid Disinformation; YouTube to Start Removing Misleading Videos About Presidential Election;
Google Lifting Five-Week Ban on Political Advertising to Stop Misinformation; Senate Runoffs in Georgia Lead to Misleading Posts on Facebook, Twitter;
Senate Democrats Urge Google to Improve Ad Policies for Election Disinformation;
COVID contract tracing could come to your phone this week; Apple To Implement New Rules Prohibiting Apps From Tracking Users Without Consent;
U.S., states sue Facebook, alleging it is an illegal monopoly; Regulators want to break up Facebook. That's a technical nightmare, insiders say;
FCC Awards $9.2 Billion to for Broadband Internet Service in Rural Areas;
What is neuromorphic computing?
SC News and Politics
ICU beds are filling up in SC as COVID surges;

Business and Economics
Unemployment, sick leave and housing aid will expire in weeks, threatening Americans with sudden financial ruin;
Fidelity: More Than 68% Americans Had Financial Setbacks This Year; Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent;
Unemployment Claims Climbed To 853,000 Last Week; Jobless claims spiked in the U.S. last week, with 853,000 people seeking new benefits;
White House proposes dramatically lower unemployment benefit in exchange for $600 stimulus check;
COVID Relief Talks Remain Stuck On Liability Shield, Aid To State And Local Governments;
Senate Majority Leader Says Senate Republicans Cannot Back Bipartisan COVID Relief Plan;
Treasury Secretary Defends Decision To End Fed's Emergency Lending Programs; Mnuchin Grilled Over Whether Relief Money Was Politicized;
Small-business loans to big companies prompt Congress to overhaul PPP rules;
Federal Judge Blocks DOL Rule That Would Raise Minimum Wage For H-1B Workers;
The effect of restaurant closures on the economy;
Trump Administration Holding ANWR Oil And Gas Lease Sale On January 6;
China's trade surplus rose to a record $75.42 billion last month; Trump Administration Allows TikTok Sale Deadline to Pass Without Enforcement;
FCC Starts Process to Revoke China Telecom's Authorization for U.S.; Committee Rejects House Version of NDAA With Ban On Chinese UAV Technology;
Gary Cohn to make donation instead of returning pay to Goldman after 1MBD scandal;
The first-ever water futures contract, launched by CME Group, will start trading Dec 7;
BP Programming Robotic "Dog" To Handle Some Work On Rig In Gulf Of Mexico;
Musk "Extremely Confident, 100%" That Tesla Will Have Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles "Next Year";
Nissan Withdraws Support For Administration Suit Over California Setting Its Own Car Emission Standards;
Bloomberg Analyzes Continued Demand For Hybrids;
GM Launches Hiring Spree To Acquire Talent Needed For EV, AV Transition; Toyota Launches New More Efficient Fuel Cell Car;
United Airlines Investing In Carbon-Capture Project;
No. 4 Ohio State could now be ineligible for Big Ten title after Michigan game gets canceled; Big Ten Changes Rules to Let Ohio State Play for Conference Championship;
Analysis Finds Over 6,000 Cronavirus Cases in Big-Time College Sports;
To Lose Weight With Exercise, Aim for 300 Minutes a Week;
Other news
New U.S. Citizenship Test Is Longer and More Difficult;
McCarthyism was never defeated. Trumpism won't be either;
Why So Many Men Stuck With Trump In 2020;

Institutions Plan To Offer More In-Person Classes For Spring Semester; College Campuses Drove Many COVID-19 Outbreaks, May Now Require Vaccine Once Available;
Community colleges face steep declines in enrollment; Low-Income Students At Community Colleges Most Likely To Report Canceling College Plans;
Class Of 2020 Struggles To Find Work Amid COVID-19 Pandemic; High School Grads Enrolling In College This Fall Fell Nearly 22%;
Med School Applications Up 18% This Year Due To What Some Say Is The "Fauci Effect"; NSF Data On Earned Doctorates Show Slow Growth;
Ratings Agencies Warn Higher Ed Faces a Long and Uneven Recovery; University Library Leaders Prepare For Uncertain Financials Amid Pandemic;
Data Show Drop In FAFSA Applications; Education Secretary DeVos says Moratorium on federal student loan payments extended until Jan. 31;
Professor Develops Zoom Alternative For College Faculty And Students;

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War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
MBS reportedly backed out of Saudi-Israel agreement because he wants to wait for Biden;
Targeted killings won't end the Iranian nuclear program - but could make a deal more likely; Debate shifts from whether Israel killed Iran's top nuclear scientist to why;
Top experts say Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal;
Iran Moves to Increase Uranium Enrichment and Bar Nuclear Inspectors;
Former CIA Director says the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was 'criminal' and risked inflaming conflict in the Middle East;
Israel's Gantz will back bill to dissolve parliament;
Israel hands over $1 billion in Palestinian tax backlog in sign of warming ties; Bahrain open to imports from Israeli settlements, Palestinians fume;
U.S. to withdraw some Baghdad embassy staff as tensions with Iran and its allies spike;
Kurdish PKK leader tells 'Post' of 'peaceful struggle' against Turkey;
In Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, Putin Applied a Deft New Touch;
Chinese researchers quit U.S.; agents target Biden team;
Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away;
Some South Koreans Think China Is Laying Claim to Kimchi
New government effort in Mexico has counted more than 79,000 missing, reflecting a collapse of order in America’s neighbor;
Head of nuclear weapons agency unexpectedly resigns; White House communications director resigns in tacit nod to Trump's loss;
Controversial Trump appointee returns to USAID; Trump administration appoints loyalists Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie to Defense Business Board;
Trump moves to strip job protections from White House budget analysts as he races to transform civil service;
Trump threatens to veto major defense bill unless Congress repeals Section 230, a legal shield for tech giants;
Trump's bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from reapportionment arrives at Supreme Court;
Federal judge restores DACA, orders Homeland Security to accept first-time applications from immigrants;
A Rush to Expand the Border Wall That Many Fear Is Here to Stay; Feuds flare along Trump's border wall as construction ramps up during his final days in office;
In first post-election TV interview, Trump renews baseless claims of fraud; For Trump advocate Sidney Powell, a playbook steeped in conspiracy theories;
Here's when Biden's win becomes official — and how Trump has been trying to prevent that; In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump's Election Narrative;
Arizona certifies Biden's win, even as Trump allies vow to contest results; Arizona Settles In to Life as a 'Magenta' State;
Mark Kelly is sworn in, giving Ariz. two Democratic senators for first time in more than six decades;
Georgia probing voter-registration groups ahead of critical U.S. Senate races;
Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump, cementing the president's failure to change the election results;
Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to hear Trump campaign challenge to election results;
Trump allies to Michigan judge: Force Gov. Whitmer to overturn Biden's win, give state to president;
Trump campaign's star witness in Michigan was deemed 'not credible.' Then, her loud testimony went viral;
US Supreme Court asked to block Biden win in Pennsylvania;
Giuliani boasts about finally providing evidence of fraud (which doesn't appear to be evidence of fraud);
Barr says he hasn't seen fraud that could affect the election outcome; President is livid at AG, with one official suggesting termination is possible;
Trump escalates baseless attacks on election with a 46-minute video rant;
Freshly pardoned Michael Flynn shares message telling Trump to 'suspend the Constitution' to hold a new presidential election;
Trump backers, including Flynn, edge toward a call to 'suspend' Constitution to head off Biden taking office;
Alabama congressman plots to overturn Electoral College certifying Biden's election win;
Here Are the Threats Terrorizing Election Workers;
Evidence of Republican fraud in a Florida election. Where's the outrage?
Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB;
Biden plans to spurn Trump immigration restrictions, but risk of new border crisis looms; Undoing Trump's 'Muslim ban' could take minutes, but results could take months or years;
Trump Has Discussed With Advisers Pardons for His 3 Eldest Children and Giuliani; Pardoning Giuliani Would Put Trump in Legal Jeopardy;
Sean Hannity says Trump should pardon himself and his family to avoid a 'witch hunt.' Experts say it's not that simple;
Justice Dept. investigated potential 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme involving White House; Trump Associates Said to Have Been Scrutinized in Suspected Pardon Scheme;
Senate Majority Leader Circulating COVID Relief Bill He Says President Will Accept;
Inside Senator Perdue's Stock Portfolio: 2,596 Trades in One Term;
Trump aide banned from Justice after trying to get case info;
Where is President Trump going to live after he leaves office?
Trump family urges U.S. appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration;
Ivanka Trump confirms office of D.C. attorney general questioned her over Inaugural Committee spending;
Trump raises more than $150 million appealing to false election claims; raised $495 million since mid-October, including a haul fueled by misleading appeals about election fraud;
Trump campaign groups spent $1.1 million at Trump properties in the last days of reelection bid;
Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents;
Johns Hopkins Center For Systems Science And Engineering Releases Coronavirus Tracking Map; The Virus Won't Stop Evolving When the Vaccine Arrives;
New U.S. coronavirus cases topped 200,000 in a day as CDC director issues stark warning: Winter may be 'the most difficult time' yet;
U.S. reports 213,000 new infections amid deadliest three-day stretch of pandemic;
For the first time, CDC urges universal use of face masks indoors when not at home;
San Francisco Bay Area becomes first region in California to enact state's new stay-at-home orders as officials fear ICU strain;
Britain first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer vaccine; U.S. hospitalizations near 100,000;
Covid Overload: U.S. Hospitals Are Running Out of Beds for Patients; With hospitals slammed by covid-19, doctors and nurses plead for action by governors;
Moderna to ask FDA to greenlight its coronavirus vaccine — a milestone that brings the U.S. closer to 2 vaccines before year's end;
Pfizer can ship only HALF the 100M doses it promised globally by the end of 2020;
CDC advisory group says Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be the first to get coronavirus vaccines;
Doctors say Covid vaccine side effects are 'Absolutely normal', no reason to avoid the shots;
Health Experts Predict Colleges Will Have Big Role In Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines;
CDC says 2-week coronavirus quarantines can be cut to 10 or 7 days;
CEO of China's Sinovac, which aims to sell coronavirus vaccine globally, paid bribes for other vaccine approvals;
CDC study says COVID-19 may have been spreading in the US at least a month before first case was reported;
MIT finds COVID vaccines may be less effective for some groups; COVID-19 Theories Marked By Scientific Conflicts, Distrustful Public;
Two Global Efforts Try to Trace the Origin of the Covid Virus; Officials in rural Va. county pass resolution rejecting virus restrictions;
Sotomayor says Supreme Court's Covid decision will 'exacerbate' suffering in fiery dissent;
Scott Atlas resigns as Trump's coronavirus adviser;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Cyberattacks Target Companies, Governments Distributing Coronavirus Vaccines; Suspected North Korean Hackers Targeted Drugmaker AstraZeneca;
Cyberattacks on Hospitals Increase But Often Go Unreported; Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Baltimore County's School System;
Open Source Does Not Equal Secure;
Manipulating Systems Using Remote Lasers; Check Washing;
Math and science
Chang'e 5 Lands On Moon, Begins Preparing For Sample Collection; Chang'e 5 Ascent Vehicle Lifts Off From Moon With Lunar Samples;
Arecibo Radio Telescope Collapses;
Jupiter and Saturn will come close enough to form first 'double planet' visible in nearly 800 years;
Chinese researchers claim to have achieved quantum supremacy;
Researchers Develop Artificial Skin That Can React To Pain;
More than 2.5 miles of cliff paintings found hidden in the Amazon rainforest show ancient hunter-gatherers killing ice-age creatures;
Rare Enigma Machine Recovered from the Baltic Sea; RIT Students Discover Hidden Text In Medieval Manuscript;
The Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue;
Web, computing and technology issues
Republicans Break with Trump on Demand to Eliminate Section 230; FCC Chairman Pai to exit commission on Jan. 20;
Facebook to Take Down False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines; Parler's got a porn problem: Adult businesses target pro-Trump social network;
Microsoft's low-code tools: Now everyone can be a developer;
LastPass is still the leading free password manager;

Business and Economics
New Unemployment Claims Climbed To 778K Last Week; The economy added just 245,000 jobs in November, a worrisome sign the recovery is faltering as coronavirus cases surge;
Backlogs in large numbers of jobless claims led to overestimates of unemployment insurance claims each week;
Consumer Spending Rose 0.5% In October; Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales disappoint, another sign the economic recovery is stumbling;
Federal Reserve Chairman Calls On Congress To Prop Up The Economy Until Vaccines Are Available; Fed Survey Finds Economic Activity Slowed Amid Virus Surge;
Congress Sprints To Avoid Government Shutdown On December 11;
Federal Reserve Chairman: Pace Of Economic Improvements Has Moderated; Says US "Could Lose Parts Of The Economy" If There Is No Additional Stimulus;
Bipartisan group of senators prepares $908 billion stimulus plan; Pelosi, Schumer, Biden Back $908 Billion Bipartisan Senate Stimulus Package;
Momentum builds for bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package as more GOP senators express support;
Senate Majority Leader, House Speaker Discuss Coronavirus Relief For First Time In Months; Stimulus Checks Excluded From Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation;
More than half of emergency small-business funds went to larger businesses;
A Trump donor's company got a 3 percent federal pandemic loan. It sells title loans at a 350 percent annual rate.;
France's Finance Ministry Sends Notices to Tech Firms for Digital Services Tax;
Chinese firms on U.S. exchanges threatened by bill headed to Trump's desk; Trump administration confirms SMIC, CNOOC added to blacklist;
China Is Buying Up the West's High-Tech Sector;
Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump's New H-1B Visa Rules;
Brent rises to highest since March after OPEC+ output cut deal; Sale of Arctic Refuge Oil and Gas Leases Is Set for Early January;
Several Countries Move To Ban Sale Of Gasoline-Powered Cars; VW Planning Small Electric Car For Mass Market; Hyundai Says Its EVs Will Charge To 80% In 18 Minutes;
Some Large Shippers Receptive To Tesla Semi-Trucks;
Ford Calls On Other Automakers To Endorse California Emissions Deal;
Boeing 737 Max prepares return to service;
Researchers Say Up To 30 Million In US Have Skills To Earn 70% More;
U. of Minnesota Football Sees 47 Cases in 11 Days; Dec 5 game cancelled;
The Michigan outbreak impacts Ohio State moving forward;
Other news
Trump and race: How the president's rhetoric and policies divided us; Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump?
Trump was convinced he was going to win on election night in a repeat of 2016, and was 'shouting at everyone' when Fox News called Arizona for Biden;
20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump's quest to overturn the election; Hannity Mocked For Admitting He Doesn't Fact Check Anything He Says on His Show;
The destructive myth about divided government; 1918 Germany Has a Warning for America;
Watch Bill Gates Give Brilliant 30-Second Answers To Common Job Interview Questions;

Executive Compensation at Public and Private Colleges; Colleges Mull New Virus Protocols After Students' Return;
College Completion Rate Stays Flat; Sharp Declines In Community College Enrollment Is Driven By Disappearing Male Students;
Contrary to Predictions, Rate of Teacher Retirements Looks to Decline in 2020; Four-Year Colleges Tap Amazon To Help Deliver Cloud Computing Degrees;
Texas Higher Education Campaign Aims To Stop Declining Student Enrollment; California State University System Extends Application Deadlines;
Report: Latinx Students Have Greater Aversion To Student Loan Debt; Colorado Universities Explain Why They Are Not Refunding Tuition Amid Pandemic;
Columbia University Students Threaten To Withhold Tuition Costs Next Semester Due To "Economic Depression";
University Of South Florida Says Its Campus Belonged To Native Americans;
The Federal Government Is Verifying Fewer Fafsa Filers. Here's Why That Matters;
More Schools Embed Industry Credentials Into Degree Programs;