The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday November 13)

November 13, 2020

Here are some of today’s top headlines.

Trump’s stunning abdication of leadership comes as pandemic worsens

President Donald Trump had predicted in almost every campaign rally that the media would stop talking about the coronavirus pandemic the day after the election. But as it turns out, no one is ignoring the worsening tragedy more than the President himself.

Republican senator says he will step in if Biden doesn’t have access to intelligence briefings by Friday

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford said Wednesday that he will intervene if the Trump administration has not allowed President-elect Joe Biden access to presidential daily intelligence briefings by the end of the week, one of the first rights of a presidential candidate after winning the election.

7 killed, including 5 Americans, in helicopter crash involving peacekeeping force in Egypt

Seven military members of a peacekeeping force in Egypt, including five Americans, were killed when a helicopter crashed in the southern Sinai Peninsula, the coalition force announced Thursday.

Karl Rove acknowledges presidential election ‘won’t be overturned’

Karl Rove, the architect of former President George W. Bush’s gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, acknowledged Wednesday that the 2020 presidential election will not be overturned regardless of the flurry of lawsuits from President Donald Trump challenging the results.

Why Trump is filing so many flimsy lawsuits in battleground states

The Trump campaign is moving from state to state to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win, in a series of increasingly wild legal maneuvers without credible claims that face astronomical odds and carry little precedent.

British nurse charged with murder of eight babies appears in court

A British nurse has appeared in court charged with eight counts of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder following an investigation into a number of baby deaths at a hospital in Cheshire, northwestern England.

The US reported the most single-day Covid-19 deaths since May and experts say pandemic is accelerating

As Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations soared across the US, experts warned higher death tolls would soon follow.

Kaley Cuoco talks filming ‘Big Bang Theory’ sex scenes with her ex

Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki have both moved on romantically, and things were “sensitive” after the split, but they still had to work together.

Opinion: The disturbing truths in the new Vatican scandal report

Paul Moses describes how disappointing it is to learn from a recent report just how much then-Pope, now Saint John Paul II knew about abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, the man he made a cardinal. This report should change church culture and usher in a new era of transparency, Moses writes.

Ron Klain, Obama’s ‘Ebola Czar,’ To Be Biden’s White House Chief Of Staff

Ronald Klain, who oversaw the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak, will be President-elect Joe Biden ‘s White House chief of staff, HuffPost confirmed with Biden’s campaign. Klain, a longtime Biden adviser who served as his vice presidential chief of staff from 2009 to 2011, has long been rumored as a top contender for the position.

Where The Money For Trump’s ‘Election Defense’ Fund Will Really Go

Nov 11 (Reuters) – As President Donald Trump seeks to discredit last week’s election with baseless claims of voter fraud, his team has bombarded his supporters with requests for money to help pay for legal challenges to the results: “The Left will try to STEAL this election!” reads one text.

Coronavirus Live Updates: High-Priority Vaccine Doses May Be Available Soon

Read the latest updates below. (To see the latest updates, you may need to refresh the page. All times are Eastern. For earlier updates on the pandemic, go here.) The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. kept climbing Wednesday to 144,133, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Arizona’s GOP Attorney General: Trump Likely Lost State, No Evidence Of Fraud

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, said Wednesday he believed President Donald Trump would likely lose the state and that there were no “facts” to back up claims of rampant voter fraud, the latest in a small group of GOP officials to undercut the White House line following Trump’s loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

‘Karen Was Upset’: Trump Suit Cites Mostly Trivial Complaints By GOP Poll-Watchers

Late Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s campaign announced a lawsuit focused on “irregularities, incompetence, and unlawful vote counting” in Detroit, a city that helped President-elect Joe Biden win Michigan and the presidency.

Dating app usage is changing for the better as the pandemic rages on

As coronavirus cases climb in the United States, temperatures are dropping in many areas. This is a “double whammy” of sorts. While it’s difficult to predict anything these days, it’s likely that this winter, Americans will spend much more time at home than usual. Dating apps, however, are booming.

Trump is ‘shredding American democracy’ with baseless fraud claims, Seth Meyers warns

“Trump promised for months that this is exactly how he’d react if he lost, and now he’s doing it and shredding American democracy in the process,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Wednesday. “If anything, this might be the first time he’s delivering on what he promised.” The U.S.

Did Trump forget about his TikTok ban? TikTok would like to know.

President Trump has been very busy with his re-election campaign and, of late, dubious legal challenges to an election he’s lost. The world keeps spinning, however, and there’s a lot the president of the United States needs to do outside of campaigns and elections.

Twitter meme identifies things that feel racist, but technically aren’t

What’s something that ISN’T a joke but still FEELS like a joke to you? A new Twitter meme has users listing things that feel suss to them, despite being fairly innocuous on the face of it.

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