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November 10, 2020

First Line News Articles for Tuesday, November 10 2020

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Number of COVID-19 infections reaches daily record in US

New daily COVID-19 cases in the United States hit a record 128,000 on Saturday as multiple states reported the highest number of positive infections since the pandemic began, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

US allows 1st emergency use of a COVID-19 antibody drug

US allows 1st emergency use of a COVID-19 antibody drug

Trump campaign outlines legal blitz strategy for crucial recounts

President Trump’s reelection campaign is planning new rallies as part of a 30-day legal and media blitz contesting battleground vote counts.

Trump Says Defense Secretary Mark Esper Has Been Fired

President Trump announced Monday that he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak under control.

LDS News

Latest temple updates: 2 temples advancing to Phase 2, 1 in US returns to Phase 1

Two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — one in the state of Louisiana and one in the Philippines — will be moving to Phase 2 operations beginning Monday, Nov. 16, with a temple in the United States’ Northeast having dropped back to Phase 1.

Here’s how the church’s annual #LightTheWorld campaign will be different this Christmas

The annual #LightTheWorld campaign won’t involve the unique red Giving Machines this year, but an abundance of service opportunities remain.

Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture teaches about legacies

Church historian Kate Holbrook taught about the weight a legacy can have from the view of a disciple-scholar at the 2020 Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, held online Nov. 7.

Mormon Church ‘Reach Out’ with €20,000 Rescue Package

Despite its recent troubled past, during which the Torrevieja Homeless charity almost closed its doors, the future now looks far more secure for Reach Out, Extiende de Mano, thanks to a most generous donation of €20,000 and 2,000 facemasks from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Torrevieja.

Utah couple runs Mormon historic pioneer trail to bring awareness to mental health

People who have run marathons know it usually takes months and months of preparation, but how about running more than 50 marathons back to back to back? One Utah couple hit the road a couple months ago to do just that, and to spread awareness about mental health.


Federal deficit spiked to $3.1 trillion in 2020, largest since WWII

The federal deficit for fiscal year 2020 was $3.1 trillion, or 14.9% of gross domestic product, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, the largest as a share of the economy since World War II.

Utah under state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency late Sunday night, introducing new coronavirus restrictions in an effort to slow the rapidly accelerating spread of the virus and ease the burden on hospitals.

Ten Republican Attorneys General File Amicus Brief with Supreme Court in Pennsylvania Ballot Case

A group of ten Republican attorneys general announced Monday that they are filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in a case challenging mail ballots in Pennsylvania, arguing that the state increased the risk of fraud in the election.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.

Loeffler, Perdue Call on Georgia Secretary of State to Resign

Georgia’s two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, issued a scathing statement on Monday calling on the state’s GOP secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to resign over what they said was unacceptably poor management of Georgia’s elections last week.

George W. Bush Congratulates Joe Biden, Says Donald Trump Has Right to Request Recounts

Former President George W. Bush congratulated former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, in a statement Sunday after several outlets projected the Democrats’ election victory.

ObamaCare faces Supreme Court test with new conservative majority

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the latest GOP challenge to ObamaCare, this time with a strengthened conservative majority on the bench.

Court halts permits for contentious Mountain Valley Pipeline

A federal court on Monday froze construction permits for a contentious interstate gas pipeline project at the request of conservation groups challenging the pipeline.

Trump administration submits list of conservation projects after the deadline

The Trump administration on Monday submitted a list of projects that will receive funding under a conservation program — a week after it was due to Congress.

Eta floods Florida after making landfall as strong tropical storm

Tropical Storm Eta has caused major flooding in Florida after making landfall late Sunday night.


Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to end fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan announced an agreement early Tuesday to halt fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan under a pact signed with Russia that calls for deployment of nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers and territorial concessions.

Congress votes to oust Peru’s president amid pandemic crisis

Peruvian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday night to remove President Martín Vizcarra from office, expressing anger over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and citing alleged but unproven corruption allegations.

US sanctions 4 Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown

The U.S. State Department has announced sanctions against an additional four Chinese officials over the crackdown on political rights in Hong Kong.

Austrian authorities raid suspected Islamic radicals

Prosecutors say investigators in several Austrian regions have carried out raids on people and organizations suspected of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas groups

UK, EU make one more push for elusive Brexit trade deal

Negotiators from Britain and the European Union are meeting to seek a breakthrough in gridlocked trade talks, with just days until a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal

EU advances plan to slap tariffs on US goods

The European Union will put tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services in response to illegal aid to plane maker Boeing


Judge to hear arguments over protective order in DOJ suit against Google

A judge on Monday said he would hear arguments regarding the protection of confidential information in the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit filed against Google.

Zoom to implement heightened security program in settlement with the FTC

Videoconferencing platform Zoom has agreed to implement a security program as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday.


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