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Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Coronavirus More than 29 million people around the world have now been diagnosed with Covid-19, and the global death toll is about 925,000 — only a few ominous steps away from a million. The full weight of the pandemic has also set the world back by decades in areas like global vaccine coverage, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It has also pushed the extreme poverty rate up 7% in a matter of months, with 37 million people falling into dire financial straits and another 68 million dipping below the poverty line in lower-middle-income countries. Some countries are considering stricter prevention measures as the virus refuses to abate, like in Israel, where a new round of intense lockdowns will take effect Friday. Read MoreFlorida Covid-19 cases increase in children as schools reopenFlorida Covid-19 cases increase in children as schools reopenFlorida Covid-19 cases increase in children as schools reopenJUST WATCHEDFlorida Covid-19 cases increase in children as schools reopenReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Florida Covid-19 cases increase in children as schools reopen 02:42 2. Election 2020Joe Biden’s campaign has assembled a large legal team to take on election issues as the road to November continues to reveal new voting obstacles. Already, there are worries about mismatched signatures on absentee ballots. In North Carolina, about 2% of the 10,000 ballots mailed in in the earliest days of voting were rejected because of some issue, including signature problems. Voters in other states, like Wisconsin, are wary because some ballots there were tossed for similar reasons during primaries. In Ohio, a GOP-run state board has rejected a proposal to pre-pay postage for ballots, meaning citizens must produce their own stamps to vote. Meanwhile, leaders in both major parties are warning citizens about a postcard sent to all households by the US Postal Service that contains inaccurate information about mail-in voting.Trump team grilling local election officials about mail-in ballotsTrump team grilling local election officials about mail-in ballotsTrump team grilling local election officials about mail-in ballotsJUST WATCHEDTrump team grilling local election officials about mail-in ballotsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Trump team grilling local election officials about mail-in ballots 02:463. Immigration A federal appeals court panel has decided the Trump administration can end humanitarian protections for 300,000 immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. The form of humanitarian relief, known as Temporary Protected Status, applies to people in the United States who would face extreme hardship if forced to return to their homelands. The Trump administration is critical of TPS and has long wanted to limit its scope. The court ruled that the Department of Homeland Security secretary “possesses full and unreviewable discretion” when it comes to providing — or denying — TPS status. However, in Maryland, a federal judge has determined that acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf is likely unlawfully serving in his role. That ruling also temporarily blocks some asylum restrictions.TPS: What is Temporary Protected Status?TPS: What is Temporary Protected Status?TPS: What is Temporary Protected Status?JUST WATCHEDTPS: What is Temporary Protected Status?ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

TPS: What is Temporary Protected Status? 02:114. Police violenceAnother police shooting, another swell of anger and protests. Eight people were arrested during demonstrations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after an officer there shot and killed a 27-year-old man on Sunday while responding to a domestic disturbance call. A 911 caller claimed her brother was getting aggressive with his mother and trying to break into her house. Bodycam footage of the incident shows a man running from the house toward officers while wielding a knife. The district attorney’s office is investigating. Meanwhile, the police chief in Rochester, New York, has been fired in the aftermath of the March death of Daniel Prude, a Black man. Prude died while in police custody, and an investigation is ongoing.How Newark polices its policeHow Newark polices its policeHow Newark polices its policeJUST WATCHEDHow Newark polices its policeReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

How Newark polices its police 17:185. Yemen Aid cuts made by the US and key regional allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are contributing to deaths and misery in war-torn, aid-starved Yemen. All three countries have contributed less than half their normal aid funding this year, and the cuts have resulted in reduced health care services for Yemenis, with some hospitals and clinics forced to close. They have also forced aid agencies to stretch food assistance thin. However, even with the significant decline in aid, the US is still the biggest donor to the UN’s Yemen appeal, with $411 million donated this year (the US donated almost $1 billion 2019). In addition, aid that does make it to Yemen is sometimes diverted by militant groups or cut off from the country’s most vulnerable areas. World's worst humanitarian crisis deepens after US aid cutsWorld's worst humanitarian crisis deepens after US aid cutsWorld's worst humanitarian crisis deepens after US aid cutsJUST WATCHEDWorld’s worst humanitarian crisis deepens after US aid cutsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

World’s worst humanitarian crisis deepens after US aid cuts 06:27BREAKFAST BROWSEThe Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on — but without crowdsWe’re giving those balloons a wide berth this year. Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle gave us a legendary Verzuz ‘battle’Turns out two queens ARE better than one.Watch Gladys Knight vs Patti LaBelle song battleWatch Gladys Knight vs Patti LaBelle song battleWatch Gladys Knight vs Patti LaBelle song battleJUST WATCHEDWatch Gladys Knight vs Patti LaBelle song battleReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Watch Gladys Knight vs Patti LaBelle song battle 00:417-foot-tall robots are stacking store shelves in Tokyo”They’re friendly … they’re friendly …” you quietly whisper to yourself as you tiptoe around their wide, metal backs. Taco Bell is selling its own wine This definitely feels like an “order wine at Taco Bell” kind of year.The big business of FrankenfoodsThe big business of FrankenfoodsThe big business of FrankenfoodsJUST WATCHEDThe big business of FrankenfoodsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

The big business of Frankenfoods 01:39HAPPENING LATER2 Gulf nations will recognize Israel at the White HousePresident Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will join the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain today at the White House to mark normalization agreements between Israel and the two Arab countries. Here’s a breakdown of what the historic meeting means for all sides. A history of US-brokered peace plans between Israel and Arab worldA history of US-brokered peace plans between Israel and Arab worldA history of US-brokered peace plans between Israel and Arab worldJUST WATCHEDA history of US-brokered peace plans between Israel and Arab worldReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

A history of US-brokered peace plans between Israel and Arab world 02:32TODAY’S NUMBER70,000That’s how many workers FedEx is planning to hire to meet holiday demand this year. A majority of those positions will be seasonal hires. Rush shipping is often free. But the environment could be paying for itRush shipping is often free. But the environment could be paying for itRush shipping is often free. But the environment could be paying for itJUST WATCHEDRush shipping is often free. But the environment could be paying for itReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Rush shipping is often free. But the environment could be paying for it 03:46TODAY’S QUOTE”Roger Goodell uses video of Colin courageously kneeling to legitimize (the NFL’s) disingenuous PR while simultaneously perpetuating systemic oppression … by continuing to rob Colin of his career. It’s diabolical.”NFL player Eric Reid, who knelt with Colin Kaepernick in the early days of the Anthem demonstrations, sounding off about the NFL’s inclusion of Kaepernick’s image in social justice video contentRoger Goodell on Colin Kaepernick: 'We should have listened'Roger Goodell on Colin Kaepernick: 'We should have listened'Roger Goodell on Colin Kaepernick: 'We should have listened'JUST WATCHEDRoger Goodell on Colin Kaepernick: ‘We should have listened’ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Roger Goodell on Colin Kaepernick: ‘We should have listened’ 01:12TODAY’S WEATHERRelief in store for Pacific Northwest firesRelief in store for Pacific Northwest firesRelief in store for Pacific Northwest firesJUST WATCHEDRelief in store for Pacific Northwest firesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Relief in store for Pacific Northwest fires 01:28Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYThe man behind computer ‘Solitaire’Remember playing Solitaire on your first computer? Meet the man who brought the game to life, as well as the person behind the Ctrl-Alt-Delete function and other famous computer codes. (Click here to view.)

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