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Top Eight

Top eight CNS stories for today including Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992; President Trump issued an executive order that would block U.S. investment in companies considered arms of the Chinese military; Deaths are surging once again across Europe as the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms health systems, and more.

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Top eight CNS stories for today including Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992; President Trump issued an executive order that would block U.S. investment in companies considered arms of the Chinese military; Deaths are surging once again across Europe as the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms health systems, and more.

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National

1.) President-elect Joe Biden has flipped Georgia — the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the Peach State since 1992 — taking the final electoral prize of the 2020 campaign.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

2.) Shifting gears from the election challenges that have otherwise occupied him this week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that would block U.S. investment in companies considered arms of the Chinese military.

President Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to supporters as he departs after playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Regional

3.) With the coronavirus spreading faster than it ever has in California, worried officials Friday issued a desperate plea Friday for residents to stop traveling and hold “virtual” Thanksgiving celebrations.

The traveler-screening area at San Diego Airport, with few passengers queuing up on Sept. 10 during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courthouse News photo/Barbara Leonard)

4.) A Georgia judge on Friday denied bond to two white men accused of murdering Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in February. 

A mural of Ahmaud Arbery on display in Brunswick, Ga., where the 25-year-old Black man was shot and killed. (Sarah Blake Morgan/AP)

5.) In a continuation of a nearly decade-long fight, changes to union recertification in a controversial Wisconsin law constricting collective bargaining powers were debated before a federal appeals court panel Friday.

In this Monday, June 25, 2018 photo, people gather at the Supreme Court awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

6.) Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s Department of Natural Resources sued Friday to end a decades-old easement for Enbridge Energy’s dual pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac, citing a lack of compliance with safety standards.

FILE - This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Enbridge Inc. said Monday, June, 17, 2019, it’s moving ahead with collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while preparing for a court battle with Michigan’s governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has been drilling into the ground on the south side of the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan, said it will begin boring into the lakebed this week from a barge in shallow water. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

International

7.) Deaths are surging once again across Europe as the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms health systems and the region records more than 4,000 new deaths each day, the highest in the world.

Paramedics and doctors stand outside the first aid area of the Cardarelli hospital in Naples, Italy, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Italian Government and health officials were analyzing data to see if the hard-strapped Campania region, which includes Naples, should be declared a red-zone. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

8.) Emotions ran high Friday as a Dutch criminal court heard from one of the four men charged in the downing of Flight MH17, in the last block of hearings leading up to a 2021 trial. 

FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabove, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
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