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Wednesday headlines: Rentapresident

The United States is averaging 59,000 new cases a day of the novel coronavirus—on pace to record the most new daily cases of the entire pandemic in the coming days. / The New York Times

Argentina becomes the fifth country to surpass 1 million Covid-19 cases, after the US, India, Brazil, and Russia. / The Associated Press

More than 100,000 Californians bought a gun in response to the pandemic. / The Guardian 

The pandemic is forcing mothers out of work at great cost to us all. / The New York Times

"For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began in earnest," people are now following the election as closely as the pandemic. / Pew Research Center

Senator McConnell warns the White House not to strike a pre-election deal with Speaker Pelosi on a new round of stimulus. / The New York Times

In a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court denies a request from the Pennsylvania Republican Party to stop counting mail-in ballots after Election Day. Meanwhile, the prescient demands his attorney general investigate his rival. / Axios, The Associated Press

Lawyers can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by the Trump administration. / NBC News

Silicon Valley mega donors commit to a last-minute, $100 million slate of ads against Trump. / Vox

Trump didn’t directly say he needs an influx of money from the fossil fuel industry—except he did. / Heated

"Inspiration can come from anywhere." Lisa Ericson's hyperrealistic paintings take on the climate crisis. / Colossal

See also: Just some mid-century-inspired beverage prints. / We and The Color

In a broken, outdated publishing regime, Black songwriters fight for their share of profits from the K-pop hits they co-write. / BuzzFeed News

US prosecutors accuse six Russian intelligence officers of engaging in destructive cyberattacks. / POLITICO

The Media Manipulation Casebook is “a digital research platform linking together theory, methods, and practice for mapping media manipulation and disinformation campaigns.” / The Media Manipulation Casebook

A number of people were reportedly shot dead or wounded at a protest against police brutality in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos. / BBC News

“Absent a court order, Google will continue executing its anticompetitive strategy, crippling the competitive process, reducing consumer choice, and stifling innovation.” / The Washington Post

“People use Google because they choose to, not because they’re forced to, or because they can’t find alternatives.” / The Texas Tribune

A list of search queries you can try that prove "the Internet’s most-used website has been getting worse." / The Washington Post

NASA picks Nokia to build the first-ever 4G mobile network on the moon. / CNBC

Doctors may have discovered a fourth pair of large salivary glands, tucked into the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat. / The New York Times

One might think no one is stupid enough to book a murderer-for-hire from a website called RentAHitman.com. / Rolling Stone

“Apologies in advance, but I really, really need to get this out.” In case you need a bunch of puns related to Jeffrey Toobin. / NextDraft