The TAPS Daily - November 6, 2020


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  1. Defense Secretary Esper has prepped resignation letter, say officials
    NBC News
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper has prepared a letter of resignation, according to three current defense officials.
  2. Coronavirus updates: U.S. tops 116,000 cases, another record, as health officials worry people are ‘giving up’
    The Washington Post
    Another day, another record shattered. The United States reported 116,707 new coronavirus infections Thursday, as 20 states saw their highest daily counts, and the number of fatalities nationwide exceeded 1,000 for the third consecutive day.
  3. Veterans employment rates improve again in October
    Military Times
    Veterans unemployment rates saw another sizable drop in October, the latest sign that some of the economic effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may be softening.
  4. Presidential election exposes America’s ‘perilous’ divides
    AP
    Presidential elections can be revealing moments that convey the wishes of the American people to the next wave of elected officials. So far, the big reveal is the extent of the cavernous divide between Republican and Democratic America, one that defines the nation, no matter which candidate ultimately wins.
  5. Getting tested for COVID-19? Here's what to ask at the doctor's office
    Today
    COVID-19 testing has changed since the coronavirus outbreak began. Here's what you need to know before getting a test — and what to expect when you're there.
  6. Secret Service plans to ramp up protection of Biden in anticipation of his possible win
    The Washington Post
    The Secret Service is sending reinforcements to Wilmington, Delaware, starting Friday to help protect former vice president Joe Biden as his campaign prepares for the possibility he may soon claim victory in his bid for the White House, according to two people familiar with the plans.
  7. First airman, a Texas Air Guardsman, dies of COVID-19
    Air Force Times
    An airman from the Texas Air National Guard has died of COVID-19, the Texas Military Department confirmed Thursday.
  8. 'Tis the season! Radio stations switch over to playing all Christmas music: Tradition is 'very important'
    Yahoo
    Hear that? It’s the sound of Mariah Carey rejoicing, as radio stations across the country agree with the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer that it’s time to start playing holiday tunes.

 

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  • The power of nature inspires and heals
    Military Times
    TAPS Outdoors shares how outdoor experiences can reduce mental fatigue, inspires, and helps us become better individuals. They recently launched “Breath of Fresh Air”, a program geared to encouraging survivors to connect with the outdoors, wherever they are, to find peace and healing.

 

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