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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have contracted the novel coronavirus. / Vox

The news arrives just hours after reports surfaced that Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s closest aides, tested positive for the virus as well. / CNBC

A list of other world leaders who have contracted the virus. / Quartz

No idea yet on how far the infection may have spread among White House officials, who don’t wear masks in deference “to the president’s disdain for them.” / The New York Times

Among those who may have been exposed is Joe Biden. / The Guardian

A new space travel-inspired helmet, for personal protection in a virus-y world, uses HEPA filters for air going in and out. / designboom

See also: “Between Two Naps,” high-fashion padded helmets for tired dogs. / It’s Nice That

A new report says the COVID-19 recession is the most unequal in modern US history. Roughly 179 million Americans are at risk of losing utility service even as the economy continues sputtering. / The Washington Post

The House passes a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus relief bill late Thursday night that’s almost entirely symbolic, though a bipartisan bill remains possible. / ABC News

One in 1,000 Black Americans has died from Covid-19. For whites, it’s more like 1 in 2,100. / Vox

California becomes the first state to develop proposals for potential reparations to descendants of enslaved people. / The Los Angeles Times

Hospital staff berate an Indigenous mother as she dies in a Quebec hospital. / Montreal Gazette

Growing up Black in France, the UK, and the United States, a girl pays the racist price of society’s beauty standards. “You have to suffer.” / Guernica

A study of 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump is the largest driver of coronavirus misinformation. / The New York Times

Trump lied his way through Tuesday's debate, but he was especially dishonest about voting by mail. / CNN

Related: ”The movement to convince Americans that voter fraud is a present danger to democracy has itself become a present danger to democracy.” / The New York Times Magazine

Judge Amy Coney Barrett criticized for failing to disclose her participation in a 2006 newspaper ad calling for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. / NBC News

Albert Einstein is often quoted, and many of the quotations are fake. But his love letters, and divorce letters, are pretty well known. / The Morning News

A list of the 5,000 largest known prime numbers is updated hourly. "Hundreds of new primes are submitted every month." / The Largest Known Primes

What day is it? When did fall get here? During a pandemic, is time a construct? Twelve months, illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan. / this isn't happiness

The alligator lizard's odd mating behavior—a long clamp—requires a special muscle fiber rarely seen in the animal kingdom. / The New York Times

The writers of Deadspin are back with a new blog just in time to cover the NBA Finals between the Lakers and the Heat. / Defector

The Tournament of Books’ Super Rooster, presented by Bookshop, launches next week. Until then, how about Fat Bear Week, also live bear cams? / The Morning News, Explore