The TAPS Daily - November 3, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. America Votes on 2020 Election Day
    Time
    After a nearly 2-year campaign cycle upended by a pandemic, Election Day of 2020 has arrived.
  2. Election Night Viewer's Guide: Why You May Need To Be Patient
    NPR
    You're probably anxious about the results, but patience may truly be a virtue on election night.
  3. More National Guard Troops Activated in Preparation for Election Day Unrest
    Military.com
    On the eve of election day in the U.S., more National Guard troops were notified to be at the ready in case of civil unrest as results roll in.
  4. Federal judge orders USPS to rush delivery of mail ballots as deadlines near
    The Hill
    A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Postal Service to sweep facilities for remaining mail ballots and rush their delivery, as receipt deadlines close in.
  5. How to get work done on a huge news day
    BBC News
    Millions will be watching the election – but they also have to work. What's the best way to stay on task when days are filled with headlines and breaking news?
  6. DoD continues to train as COVID-19 cases spike
    Connecting Vets
    The Department of Defense is soldiering on, so to speak, despite reporting a new record high number of COVID-19 cases almost every day in October.
  7. More than 61,000 children got COVID-19 last week, a record
    NBC News
    Pediatric cases now account for 11 percent of all cases in the U.S.
  8. The "tough conversation" families should have before gathering for Thanksgiving this year
    CBS News
    With coronavirus cases rising across the country, families should have "tough conversations" before they decide to gather for Thanksgiving or other holidays.
  9. The WWII Memorial and the role of Gold Star families
    We Are The Mighty
    There are 4,048 gold stars on the Freedom Wall of the National World War II Memorial . Each one represents 100 American military deaths.

 

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  • Military Family Support
    Defense.gov
    DoD recognizes the service and sacrifice of our more than 2.6 million military family members, and dedicates resources, services, policies and programs to support them across the globe.
  • Mother-daughter share MMIII test launch experience, decades apart
    Connecting Vets
    In the early morning of June 8, 1994, a then-1st Lt. Linda Tonnies helped launch an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM. Little did she know that 26 years later, her daughter would do the same.

 

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