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What’s going on today:
- Donald Trump launched a personal blog — months after being kicked off major social media platforms. Trump’s new website, which reads suspiciously like a Twitter feed, will share statements, images, and videos. Today, the Facebook Oversight Board will announce its decision on the future of Trump’s banned account.
- Lab workers in Indonesia have been accused of reusing nasal COVID-19 swabs in as many as 20,000 tests. The workers are accused of using new swabs to test someone, then washing, repackaging, and using those same swabs to test others.
- With few GOP allies left, Ted Cruz takes refuge at Mar-a-Lago with his former enemy President Trump, shares a pic of the pair at dinner. Aphoto for the ages.
- Are the Bidens secretly giants or are the Carters actually pocket-sized? Let us explain!
- No, it’s not just you: US weather continues to be hotter, wetter, and more extreme. Our new average normal temperature is one full degree hotter than it was only two decades ago.
That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.
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