After Trump meeting, lawmakers say they’re not aware of details that would ‘change the outcome of the election in Michigan’

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President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.


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President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

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Michigan election staff recommends state to OK Biden victory — 9:08 p.m.

By The Associated Press

Michigan’s elections agency on Friday recommended that the Nov. 3 results be certified next week by state canvassers, a decision that would bless Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump but likely not cool partisan strife over the vote.

The recommendation was posted online with the formal Monday meeting notice of the Board of State Canvassers. The guidance came at the end of a stormy week in which Trump summoned Republican state lawmakers to the White House on Friday in an extraordinary

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On the outcome of neutron star collisions — ScienceDaily

A new study lead by GSI scientists and international colleagues investigates black-hole formation in neutron star mergers. Computer simulations show that the properties of dense nuclear matter play a crucial role, which directly links the astrophysical merger event to heavy-ion collision experiments at GSI and FAIR. These properties will be studied more precisely at the future FAIR facility. The results have now been published in Physical Review Letters. With the award of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for the theoretical description of black holes and for the discovery of a supermassive object at the center of our galaxy the topic currently also receives a lot of attention.

But under which conditions does a black hole actually form? This is the central question of a study lead by the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt within an international collaboration. Using computer simulations, the scientists focus on a particular process

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Emerging-Market Bulls Take Heart as Election Outcome Rouses Risk

(Bloomberg) — The emerging-market bargain-buyers are in celebration mode. And the party’s not over yet.



Joe Biden, Joe Biden taking a selfie: People celebrate as President-elect Joe Biden is declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election, in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th U.S. president, unseating the incumbent with a pledge to unify and mend a nation reeling from a worsening pandemic, faltering economy and deep political divisions.


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People celebrate as President-elect Joe Biden is declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election, in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th U.S. president, unseating the incumbent with a pledge to unify and mend a nation reeling from a worsening pandemic, faltering economy and deep political divisions.

The prospect of a Joe Biden presidency checked by a divided Congress has gotten everyone from Eaton Vance Corp. to Medley Global Advisors predicting a fresh boost for risk assets, just a week after the stocks, currencies and bonds of developing nations hit the buffers as the U.S. election approached. BlackRock Inc. says developing-nation assets, which look more appealing in this low-rate world, could benefit from a more moderate leader in the

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The security of future elections could ride on this one’s outcome

with Tonya Riley

As Americans await the outcome of the 2020 election, the security of future elections may hang in the balance. 

Election security advocates are pushing for up to $3 billion from Congress they say is vital to help protect election systems against hacking. But that money will be far more likely to come through in a Biden administration. 

Joe Biden has described election security as a major challenge and pledged to impose consequences on Russia or other adversaries that interfere in U.S. elections. 

That’s a big shift from President Trump, who has paid little attention to the topic, repeatedly questioned intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and spread disinformation about the 2020 contest, including unfounded claims of fraud. Last night he charged without evidence that he’d won a majority of “the legal vote,” though there’s no evidence of illegal votes being cast. 

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The Latest: Biden not making predictions on election outcome

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks with his granddaughter Finnegan Biden into St. Joseph On the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):

5 p.m.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden isn’t making any predictions about the outcome of the election as the final hours of voting tick down.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday outside a Delaware community center, Biden said he’s “superstitious” about offering predictions for election night but remains “hopeful.” He says he’s heard from aides that there’s “overwhelming turnout” among young people, women and older Black adults in places like Georgia and Florida.

He says, “The things that are happening bode well for the base that has been supporting me — but we’ll see.” Still, he admitted, “It’s just so uncertain” because of how many states are in play.

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Outcome of 2016 US election associated with poorer mental health in Clinton voters — ScienceDaily

There were 54.6 million more days of poor mental health among adults in states that voted for Hillary Clinton in December 2016, compared to October 2016, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. No such increase in poor mental health following the 2016 US election was observed in states that voted for Donald Trump. The increase in average number of poor mental health days per person in Clinton-voting states largely persisted in the six months after the election.

Comparing states in which Trump had received the most votes with states in which Clinton had received the most votes, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, USA, and Duke University, Durham, NC, USA found that in Clinton-voting states, the average number of days on which adults reported experiencing poor mental health in the last 30 days increased by 0.50 days, from

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