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Headlines edition

Monday headlines: Tax interference.

Twenty-one states report increased COVID-19 cases as experts warn of a fall surge. / CNN

An interactive model lets your neighborhood become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. / The Washington Post

An org chart of Operation Warp Speed shows a highly structured organization in which military personnel vastly outnumber civilian scientists. / STAT

Every president since the mid-1970s has made his tax information public. Trump’s returns, recently leaked, show chronic losses and years of tax avoidance. / The New York Times

Now available: “I Paid More in Taxes than Donald Trump” stickers. / Twitter

A brief profile of the registered Democrat who runs Fox News’s “decision desk,” the team responsible for telling Fox viewers who won the election.  / The New York Times.

Related: “The Fox News Decision Desk Controls the Fate of American Democracy.” / Slate

The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid's Tale, explained. / Vox

Wildfires known as “zombie fires” have been smoldering underground in Siberia for five years. / The Japan Times

Firefighters on the West Coast face yet another major, potentially record-breaking heatwave this week. / Twitter

See also: “Life as One of the Last Fire Lookouts.” / Outside

In Silicon Valley, “disruption” is held as something to be celebrated, but it’s premised on creative amnesia, “on a productive or at least profitable disregard for details.” / The Guardian

Chanel is investing $35 million into solar panels for low-income residents of California. / The Los Angeles Times

In Gaza, citizens use Minecraft to imagine what public spaces could be, then architects actually build them. / Rest of World

Researchers say if you time-traveled and you made a change in the past, “the timeline would essentially self-correct.” / NPR