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Morning News – Thursday, December 3, 2020

America Hits a Record 100,000 Hospitalizations in One Day – The Atlantic

Today’s new case and death numbers tell the same story, even keeping in mind that they reflect inevitable delays in reporting: A harsh winter is only just beginning.

The U.S. Needs a COVID-19 Commission – The Atlantic

One could argue that the danger of a new virus wasn’t fully appreciated in advance. In the future, we will have no such excuse.

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer on battling Trump and surviving a kidnap plot – Financial Times

The governor has a mantra that she has relied on during the pandemic: what is the next right thing to do?

Visa Partners With Ethereum Digital-Dollar Startup That Raised $271 Million

“This will be the first corporate card that will allow businesses to be able to spend a balance of USDC,” says Visa head of crypto Cuy Sheffield.

Visa Is Doing What Big American Companies Do to ‘Protect This Business’ – Opinion – The New York Times

The intervention is necessary to protect the interests of merchants and consumers, and the health of the broader economy.

Airline Cards Lose Luster as Coronavirus Persists – WSJ

As more airline credit cards come up for renewal, more people are rethinking whether the hefty annual fees are worth it. Some are sticking their cards in a drawer, or downgrading to lower-frills versions.

With new taxes and bad policies, San Francisco may cause even more residents to flee – The Washington Post

Unless city leaders and voters change their priorities, though, they may soon find that a lot of their neighbors have left their hearts in San Francisco — along with a forwarding address.

The Road from Fujifilm to Leica and Back – FUJILOVE MAGAZINE

After owning the X100V for only a couple of months, I am very happy with how it feels to use. I love the ability to carry the camera easily and be ready to capture life as it comes.

Striking the balance between luck and skill PBS NewsHour

As in life, there is no such thing as complete certainty, because, like life, poker is a game of incomplete information, of unknowns, of constantly changing, endlessly moving parts.

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