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Monday headlines: Heaven’s bait

The United States surpassed eight million known Covid cases last week, and reported more than 70,000 new infections on Friday, the most in a single day since July. / The New York Times

Some senior living facilities are quietly using automated tracking systems to guide contact tracing. / The Verge

“How to make this winter not totally suck,” according to psychologists. / Vox

The share of Americans interested in getting Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible is dropping. / STAT

The fate of any additional federal stimulus for the US economy before the November election will be decided this week. / Bloomberg

China’s economy continues to bounce back from its coronavirus slump. Its third-quarter GDP grew by nearly five percent from a year earlier, according to official data. / BBC News, CNBC

Lots of people think President Trump owes $400 million, especially after he seemed to confirm that figure on television. In fact, he owes more than $1 billion. / Forbes

A list of all the ways Trump changed the United States during his term, beginning with week one. / The Washington Post

That New York Post story about Hunter Biden was written by a reporter who refused to attach his byline over credibility concerns. / The New York Times

Ross Douthat: If you switch back and forth between reading conservatives and liberals, you see “mirror-image anxieties about authoritarianism and totalitarianism.” / The New York Times

Related: “The News Media Isn’t Biased Against Trump. It’s Biased For Him.” / New York Magazine

Interviews with some of the remaining members of the Heaven’s Gate cult. / VICE

Lauren Southern, the semi-disappeared alt-right propagandist, regrets nothing. / The Atlantic 

French police raid the homes of suspected radicals after the beheading of a teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students.  / BBC News

Protests in Thailand continue for a fifth day, calling for the prime minister’s resignation and a reformed monarchy. / South China Morning Post

Edward Bleiberg: Why are the noses broken on Egyptian statues? / Hyperallergic

“Do we have to talk about that?” Diane Lane answers a lot of questions about Under the Tuscan Sun. / Vulture

Ashley Rese: Consider the Snapewife. / Jezebel

Ultra-endurance athletes may have a lower sensitivity to pain than other elite athletes. / Outside

Butterball’s turkey experts prepare (from home) to help a flood of first-time Thanksgiving cooks. / Marker