The TAPS Daily - November 5, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. World holds collective breath over U.S. election outcome
    The Hill
    A global audience is following the drama of the U.S. presidential election with heightened interest, anxiously watching to see how it plays out.
  2. Defense Secretary Esper has prepped resignation letter, say officials
    NBC News
    Defense officials say Secretary of Defense Esper prepared his letter because he is one of the Cabinet officials long expected to be pushed out after the election.
  3. November 5th marks 11th anniversary of Fort Hood terror attack
    FOX Local
    Back in 2009, a then-U.S. Army major opened fire at the base – killing 13 unarmed soldiers and injuring more than 30 others.
  4. For the first time, U.S. sees 100,000 new coronavirus cases in one day
    NBC News
    According to the data, there were 104,429 new cases, breaking a single-day record set last week.
  5. Veterans Affairs COVID-19 cases at record highs
    Connecting Vets
    The number of VA patients and staff sick because of the coronavirus has reached record highs for four straight days as of November 5 -- more than doubling since September.
  6. Local, State Elections Hit Unique Diversity Milestones
    NPR
    Many candidates from underrepresented backgrounds made history on Tuesday when they were elected to serve at state and local levels.
  7. Marine Who Earned Medal of Honor in Vietnam Finally Receives Burial at Arlington
    Military.com
    Marine Pfc. Bruce Carter was buried in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery November 4, 2020.
  8. Clots, Strokes And Rashes. Is COVID-19 A Disease Of The Blood Vessels?
    NPR
    COVID-19 have increasingly led researchers to focus on how the novel coronavirus sabotages the body's blood vessels.
  9. Meet the deaf and blind chef who just landed his dream job at a Marine base
    Task & Purpose
    His culinary skills make him a standout since he joined the galley crew last week.

 

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