The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday November 11)

November 11, 2020

Here are some of today’s top stories.

Analysis: Trump shows transition will be as turbulent as his presidency

The question is not whether President Donald Trump is leaving. It’s how much destruction, revenge and chaos he will wreak on the way out the door.

After Biden win, GOP eyes investigations into the 2020 election

With President-elect Joe Biden winning the White House, a Republican-led Senate is poised to keep its investigative gaze on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 election and Russia next year, and GOP senators are already discussing probes into the 2020 election, too.

McConnell: Trump ‘100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sided with and defended President Donald Trump, who has yet to concede the presidential election, saying that Trump is “100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.”

The future of Obamacare is at risk again. Here’s what’s at stake

The future of the Affordable Care Act is once again in jeopardy.

Expert predicts US could soon hit 200,000 daily Covid-19 cases as the country tops 10 million infections

After topping 100,000 new infections seven days in a row, the US has now surpassed a total of more than 10 million cases since the start of the pandemic — far more than any other country.

Wentworth Miller escapes ‘Prison Break’ role, no longer wants to play straight characters

Don’t look for Wentworth Miller to revive his star-making role in “Prison Break.”

Amid spike in Covid-19 deaths, El Paso, Texas, requests four more trailers in addition to six mobile morgues already on the ground

Despite new measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas, the community remains one of the hardest hit across the country, with soaring infections and hospitalizations that continue to climb.

A 21-year-old man has made history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon

Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic crossed the finish line on Saturday to become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon.

Ben Carson is the latest Trump official to test positive for coronavirus

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for coronavirus Monday morning, his deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker confirmed to CNN.

Democrats Call On Trump Appointee To Authorize Presidential Transition

Democrats are calling on a key government agency to sign off on President-elect Joe Biden ‘s victory and aid in the mammoth task of transitioning between presidents before Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

Millions Of People Could Lose Their Health Care At The Supreme Court. Meet 6 Of Them.

The on Tuesday for the third time as Affordable Care Act returns to the Supreme Court Republicans continue their efforts to get the judiciary to do what the party has failed to do politically: Kill . And for the third time since 2012, millions of Americans wait, terrified, to find out whether they will lose their health coverage.

Why It Matters That Jill Biden Plans To Teach While Serving As First Lady

If everything goes as planned, Jill Biden will become the first first lady with a paying job, as a college professor, outside the White House. She’s been talking about this frequently, her spokesperson told HuffPost on Sunday night. “I like working,” the 69-year-old Biden explained to Vogue in September.

Teen With Stutter Who Spoke At DNC Thrilled About Biden’s Victory

A 13-year-old boy with a stutter who met Joe Biden on the campaign trail is thrilled his new pal won the presidential election. In a video clip that went viral, Biden, who stuttered when he was young, encouraged Brayden Harrington to be brave.

US election: Trump camp vows legal fight just began

US President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman has vowed the legal battle to contest Joe Biden’s White House election victory is only just beginning. “This election is not over,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told a news conference. “Far from it.”

Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms

A guide to the world’s deadliest storms Hurricanes are violent storms that can bring devastation to coastal areas, threatening lives, homes and businesses. Air swirls in to fill the low pressure in the storm, sucking air in and upwards, reinforcing the low pressure.

US election: World leaders who haven’t congratulated Biden

With Joe Biden projected to win the US presidential elections on Saturday, many world leaders hastened to congratulate him on his victory. But not everyone has been so keen – in fact some have been conspicuous in their absence. Here are some key international figures who have not sent messages of support or who have appeared lukewarm in their congratulations.

Amazon: EU charges tech giant with breaking competition rules

The EU says the platform is using data on its third-party sellers to gain an unfair advantage.

Stephen Colbert celebrates Biden’s win and rebuilding a kinder America

“Finally, after four years, Americans can exhale,” said an ecstatic Stephen Colbert on Monday. “Unless you’re near other people, then please don’t because of the pandemic.” Colbert broke out the champagne to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over the weekend, denying “president-reject” Donald Trump a second term and prompting people to literally dance in the streets.

Facebook pulls ‘Gay Communists for Socialism’ group which trolled Trump supporters

Whatever you do on Facebook, make sure you don’t change your group name to mock deluded users who’ve gone all in on the baseless claim that voter fraud tipped the 2020 U.S. election to President-elect Joe Biden. Facebook confirmed Monday that it removed a group, “Gay Communists for Socialism,” for misleading its users.

Twitter is hilariously struggling to pronounce the new coronavirus treatment

The world is racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine so we can go outside without people dying, with Pfizer’s recent trial looking particularly promising. In the meantime, U.S. pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. has developed an experimental antibody that could at least help treat patients exhibiting mild symptoms, preventing them from worsening to the point they need hospitalisation.

McDonald’s announces a new plant-based burger and they named it the McPlant

There’s a new burger coming to McDonald’s menus in 2021, and it’s already creating excitement among vegan, vegetarian, and environmentally-conscious fast food lovers. The new plant-based burger, called the McPlant, was first reported by USA Today on Monday.

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