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“The media” is a blanket term that covers everything from social media to 24-hour TV networks to traditional newspapers like our own. 

Despite the catch-all nature of the plural phrase, consumers can treat news outlets as though they are singular, particularly if they disagree with the news as it’s reported. 

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Finally Congratulates Biden On U.S. Election Win

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Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for winning the U.S. election Wednesday, according to state media outlet Xinhua, after weeks of holding off as one of the only major world leaders not to acknowledge the Democrat’s victory. 

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While China’s foreign ministry offered brief congratulations to Biden on November 13, Xi has demurred, as President Donald Trump has engaged in an ultimately fruitless legal campaign to overturn the results of the election. 

In the message to Biden, Xi said that “promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations” is in the interests of both parties and the expectation of the international community. 

Xi said he hopes both countries will continue to “uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation,” and focus on

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Trump carries on fight to overturn Pennsylvania’s election even as his administration green-lights Biden transition

President Donald Trump’s campaign on Monday took its fight to block Pennsylvania from certifying its election results to a federal appeals court, even as his administration agreed to let government agencies prepare for the transition to Joe Biden’s administration.

Giuliani argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

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The long-shot legal motion before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit came two days after a federal judge issued a scathing ruling that dismissed the campaign’s effort to block the state from certifying its results, which show that Biden won the state.

Trump’s lawyers sought the delay to give them more time to find evidence of a fraudulent election system and improper ballot counting. District Court Judge Matthew Brann ruled on Saturday that they had failed to provide “compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption.”



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a flag: Mail voting favored Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and in-person voting tended toward President Donald Trump.


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Detroit’s Major Newspaper Calls on Michigan to Certify Election Results Now, as State GOP Pushes for Delay

One of Michigan’s most prominent newspapers has called on the state’s Board of Canvassers to certify the election results, as the state’s Republicans continue to push for delays without providing any evidence of widespread fraud.



Sean Levert sitting on a sidewalk: David Woods sells the Sunday Detroit Free Press on Livernois and Seven Mile Road announcing that Joe Biden has been declared president-elect on November 8 in Detroit, Michigan


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David Woods sells the Sunday Detroit Free Press on Livernois and Seven Mile Road announcing that Joe Biden has been declared president-elect on November 8 in Detroit, Michigan

Laura Cox, the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, and Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, sent a letter Saturday to the Michigan’s State Board of Canvassers to “adjourn for 14 days” to allow an audit of Wayne County’s election results. Despite multiple lawsuits and claims from President Donald Trump’s campaign alleging widespread fraud in Michigan and Wayne County, no evidence has emerged.

“Enough, already. The fanciful conspiracy theories have been debunked,” the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press

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In scathing ruling, judge dismisses Trump campaign’s effort to overturn election results in Pennsylvania

This story has been updated with the Trump presidential campaign’s emergency appeal to the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

President Trump’s legal adviser Rudy Giuliani details lawsuit he says will be filed

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A Pennsylvania federal court on Saturday denied President Donald Trump’s request to block certification of the state’s election results to give his lawyers time to find evidence to support their claims of a fraudulent election system and improper ballot counting.

In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann criticized the Trump campaign’s lack of evidence to support its argument to potentially disenfranchise every voter in the commonwealth who cast a ballot  – nearly 7 million.

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Brann noted that the less-than-2-week-old case developed a “tortured procedural history” that included a parade of lawyers for

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FBI Investigating Threats Against Georgia Election Officials

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The Federal Bureau Of Investigation and Georgia law enforcement are looking into threats against Georgia’s top election officials, Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs announced Sunday, as election workers across the country complain President Trump’s baseless voter fraud accusations are putting them at risk. 

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The FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) are investigating threats against Secretary of State Brad Raffesnperger and his team, Fuchs said Sunday, though he did not specify the exact threats and did not immediately respond to Forbes’ request for comment. 

On Saturday, Georgia’s voting system manager Gabriel Sterling wrote on Twitter that he’s been the subject of “multiple attempted” email hacks, and has police protection around his home.

“So this is fun,” he wrote sarcastically, adding: “But all is well … following the law, following the process … doing our jobs.” 

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Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera suggests naming COVID-19 vaccine ‘The Trump’ to soften his election blow



Geraldo Rivera wearing glasses: Geraldo Rivera visits the Dan Abrams show at SiriusXM Studios in New York City on November 1, 2018. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images


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Geraldo Rivera visits the Dan Abrams show at SiriusXM Studios in New York City on November 1, 2018. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

  • Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera has suggested naming the COVID-19 vaccine ‘The Trump’ to soften his election blow. 
  • He said: “With the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s got to give up and it’s time to leave and time to transition and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine ‘The Trump?'”
  • The comments came after the president falsely took credit for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which was found to be 95% effective.
  • Pfizer has not accepted any government money to develop, test, or expand manufacturing capacity, however.
  • Earlier this month, Rivera tweeted that it would soon be time for Trump to “say goodbye with grace & dignity.”
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After Pennsylvania court defeat, Trump faces new pressure to concede election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden.

Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits and mounted a pressure campaign to prevent states from certifying their vote totals.

So far, attempts to thwart certification have failed in courts in Georgia, Michigan and Arizona.

On Saturday, Matthew Brann, a Republican federal judge nominated by former President Barack Obama, dismissed a similar effort in Pennsylvania, writing that the case amounted to “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations.”

For Trump to have any hope of remaining in the White House, he needs to eliminate Biden’s 81,000-vote lead in Pennsylvania. The state is due to begin certifying its results on Monday.

Trump’s lawyers vowed a

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Polls open in Burkina Faso for election marred by violence

Polls opened in Burkina Faso early Sunday for presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing extremist violence in the landlocked West African nation

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has promised to secure the country and is vying for another five years against 12 other candidates. Kabore is expected to win, but the opposition hopes to split the vote, depriving the president of the 51% support needed for an outright victory in the first round, and then form a coalition behind the strongest candidate for round two.

On Saturday, opposition candidates accused the ruling party of fraud, including bribing people. The parties also accused

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Black Detroit voters sue Trump campaign over effort to invalidate election results

The lawsuit is over the effort to overturn results of the election in Michigan.

Specifically, the suit takes issue with the campaign’s effort to overturn the results of the election in Michigan by blocking the certification of results in Wayne County, home to Detroit, and attempting to “intimidate” and “coerce” state and local officials into replacing electors.

“Central to this strategy is disenfranchising voters in predominately Black cities,” the suit alleges. “Repeating false claims of voter fraud, which have been thoroughly debunked, Defendants are pressuring state and local officials in

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