Headlines Edition

Tuesday Headlines: Deliver the letter, the sooner the better.

More than a dozen US states may sue the Trump administration over postal service cuts. / Reuters

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will testify before a senate panel on Friday over concerns about mail delays ahead of the election. / The Hill

A history of how the US Postal Service has been repeatedly politicized. / BuzzFeed News

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's effort to remove protections for transgender patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals, and health insurance companies. / The New York Times

After 130 students tested positive for COVID-19 in the first week of classes, UNC Chapel Hill suspends in-person instruction. / CNN

See also: How other universities are trying to deal with outbreaks. / Associated Press

The Trump administration has been using hotel chains to quickly detain and expel migrants—a move that may violate US asylum laws. / The New York Times

The White House has finalized a plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. / Reuters

The IMF can create a virtuous circle by forgiving country debt in exchange for ambitious climate policy. / Project Syndicate

A College Democrat leader aims, fails to impress a congressional candidate by luring his opponent into a harassment scandal. / The Intercept

People are still getting evicted despite Trump's executive order that he said would stop evictions—because the order doesn't give courts anything to act upon. / The Washington Post

Two people have been arrested for the 2002 murder of Run DMC's Jam Master Jay. / BuzzFeed News

Video: "I used various noise algorithms to generate mountains, clouds, mists, textures, and changes of the seasons." / The Morning News

“Sometimes it’s not clear what is going on, whether they’re in a clinic pre-COVID-19 or whether that dog in the background is really there.” What it’s like to be a doctor-in-training practicing patient exams during the pandemic. / Slate

The origins of the Sifter, a recently launched 5,000-cookbook-strong database that was 50 years in the making. / Atlas Obscura

Stock charts reimagined as landscapes. / @stoxart on Twitter