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Saturday Headlines: The horror.

On Friday the US had more than 99,000 new coronavirus infections—the highest single-day figure for any country since the start of the pandemic. / The Washington Post

Taiwan reaches a record 200 days without any domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19. / The Guardian

Your weekly white paper: COVID-19 trends in Tennessee. / Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Philadelphia cops allegedly removed a Black toddler from his family's SUV during a violent arrest and then posted a photo of the child on Facebook claiming he was "lost" and "wandering around barefoot." / The Daily Beast

"The US government has detained more than 25,000 migrant children for longer than 100 days over the last six years." / Los Angeles Times

Why do only some people get to feel secure? Georgetown’s Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò on liberty, security, and racial capitalism. / Aeon

From McSweeney’s, “Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes.” / McSweeney's

See also: A chart of Trump's most worrying attacks on democracy. / The Washington Post

A new top official hired to the Dept. of the Interior is associated with white nationalism. / The Washington Post

A study finds the GOP now more closely resembles ruling parties in autocratic societies than its former center-right equivalents. / The Guardian

Related: How the right and left in America are radicalizing each other. / The Atlantic

"Older adults consume more misinformation and are more likely to share misinformation." As the massive Boomer population ages, expect the misinformation epidemic to worsen. / HuffPost

Video: Wonder why your little sister is suddenly QAnon-adjacent? Blame pastel colors on Instagram. / The Morning News

The websites data designers say they'll be following on election night: FiveThirtyEight, 270 to Win, the Economist, and the New York Times (never mind the needle). / Fast Company

"We are witnessing a generation radicalize itself in real-time." In Nigeria, "cosmic anger" fuels the protest movement. / The Republic

In Tanzania, populist President John Magufuli has presided over "a precipitous decline of the country's democratic experiment." / Africa Center for Strategic Studies

What could or should full decolonization look like? Kenyans wrestle with erecting new statues and dismantling old ones. / Africa Is a Country

Major credibility and accuracy concerns have emerged in the Ivy League-obsessed parents article that we linked to a couple of weeks ago. / The Atlantic

Sean Connery has died at 90. / Variety

iPhones wouldn't exist without phone phreakers. An original "blue box" made by Steve Wozniak is up for auction. / Bonham's

"We realized people needed something to bring a smile to their face." How the giant 12-foot skeleton from Home Depot happened. / Esquire

"I don't know what my normal behaviors are at this point, but I am pretty sure I am not liberated from them." What's missing from the "new normal." / Vox

In time for a pandemic Halloween, photographs of people in elaborate costumes at home. / Klaus Pichler

"My Sexy Nurse Costume Is Going to Be So Hot Once I Get My Hands on Some Food Service Gloves and a Pair of Used Ski Goggles.” / McSweeney's

For some stay-at-home frights: Five under-appreciated horror movies to thrill and disturb you. / The Morning News