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Top eight CNS stories for today including Pennsylvania is steadily pushing Joe Biden over the threshold to victory in the 2020 presidential race; Countries across the world are reporting an accelerating number of coronavirus deaths and infections; The U.S. economy added back 638,000 jobs last month, and more.

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Top eight CNS stories for today including Pennsylvania is steadily pushing Joe Biden over the threshold to victory in the 2020 presidential race; Countries across the world are reporting an accelerating number of coronavirus deaths and infections; The U.S. economy added back 638,000 jobs last month, and more.

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National

1.) Pennsylvania is steadily pushing Joe Biden over the threshold to victory in the 2020 presidential race, but the race is still too close with thousands of votes still to count.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at The Queen theater Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

2.) Signaling a continued slowdown in recovery, the U.S. economy added back just 638,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.9%.  

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, a customer wears a face mask as they carry their order past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas. On Thursday, Nov. 5, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep cutting jobs in the face of the accelerating pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

3.) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy may be held in contempt for the failure of the U.S. Postal Service to comply with a federal judge’s Election Day order. 

A election supervisor answer questions for the election workers as they count ballots at State Farm Arena on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Regional

4.) In the early Friday morning hours, presidential candidate Joe Biden narrowly amassed more votes than President Donald Trump in Georgia.

Hundreds of people wait in line for early voting on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia. Eager voters have waited six hours or more in the former Republican stronghold of Cobb County, and lines have wrapped around buildings in solidly Democratic DeKalb County. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

5.) Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey conceded the largest county prosecutorial agency in the nation to reform challenger George Gascón, a result spurred by years of organizing by Black Lives Matter that sent shockwaves across the movement for police accountability.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey conceded Friday to reform candidate George Gascón, saying her bid for reelection faced demands from Black Lives Matter for a “tsunami of change” within the largest county prosecutorial agency in the nation. (Courthouse News photo / Martín Macías Jr.)

6.) A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday blocked enforcement of the Democratic governor’s emergency order limiting public gatherings and capping bar and restaurant capacity as a means to contain the state’s rampant spread of Covid-19.

FILE - In this May 13, 2020 file photo, The Dairyland Brew Pub opens to patrons in Appleton, Wis. A Wisconsin judge on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor venues to 25% of capacity. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP File)

International

7.) Eight months since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, the world is reporting an accelerating number of deaths and infections.

A mother and her daughter wave goodbye as school resumes with new sanitary precautions during the lockdown, Monday Nov.2, 2020 in Strasbourg, Eastern France. France went into shutdown mode Friday, closing non-essential businesses and ordering residents to stay within one kilometer (half-mile) from home unless they're going to school or have an exceptional reason to leave. Permission slips are required to leave home, and violators fined 135 euros. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

8.) A Kenyan lawyer accused of bribing witnesses made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Friday, denying that he tried to sway an investigation into post-election violence in the East Africa nation.

FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, the sun bounces off the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. President Donald Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He's authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan without U.S. consent. The executive order Trump signed on Thursday marks his administration’s latest attack against international organizations, treaties and agreements that do not hew to its policies. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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