5 things to know Monday

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Not all states have reported a winner

America celebrated the tip of its 2020 presidential election cycle over the weekend after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris secured greater than 270 electoral votes. Nevertheless, Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska are nonetheless counting ballots. Whereas Biden enjoys a slight lead in Georgia with 49.5% of the vote, the slim vote margin will possible result in a recount that would take till the tip of the month. President Donald Trump leads in North Carolina and Alaska, however it’s not possible for him to select up sufficient electoral votes to win reelection — even when Georgia flipped again to crimson.  

Lethal Tropical Storm Eta makes landfall on Florida Keys

A strengthening Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Florida’s Decrease Matecumbe Key, days after leaving scores lifeless and over 100 lacking in Mexico and Central America. The Nationwide Hurricane Middle in Miami declared hurricane and storm surge warnings for the Keys from Ocean Reef to the Dry Tortugas, together with Florida Bay. Florida officers closed seashores, ports and COVID testing websites, shut down public transportation and urged residents to remain off the road. Final week, Eta stormed by Central America as a Class 4 hurricane, triggering lethal mudslides that destroyed total villages. Ought to Eta change into a hurricane once more, it will be simply the fourth U.S. hurricane landfall in November since 1851. 

Congress is again in session 

Congress will return to Washington on Monday, following an election recess that despatched each the Home and Senate again house. Over the break, each Republican and Democratic leaders have continued to name for a coronavirus stimulus package deal however after failing to come back to a compromise invoice earlier than the election, it is unclear the chance of passing a invoice earlier than Joe Biden is sworn into workplace on the finish of January. A number of lawmakers within the Home and Senate can even be returning to Washington as their races stay too near name, which incorporates Senate races in North Carolina and Alaska which are each anticipated to favor Republicans. 

No. 1 on Joe Biden’s listing: COVID-19

President-elect Joe Biden plans to assemble a gaggle of scientists and consultants to start engaged on a Biden-Harris COVID-19 plan, beginning on Monday. “That plan might be constructed on a bedrock of science. It will likely be constructed out of compassion, empathy, and concern,” Biden mentioned when addressing the nation for the primary time since he was declared the winner Saturday. That very same day, the U.S. recorded 126,742 circumstances — the third day in a row the whole exceeded 120,000, in response to knowledge from Johns Hopkins. On Sunday, the world surpassed 50 million whole circumstances. 

Struggling Patriots purpose to rebound on ‘MNF’

The winless New York Jets host the once-proud New England Patriots on “Monday Night time Soccer” (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) in what was riveting AFC East rivalry. Whereas the Jets are a defeat away from their first 0-9 begin in franchise historical past, the post-Tom Brady period for the Patriots has hit the skids. New Patriots QB Cam Newton has struggled and his staff has misplaced 4 consecutive video games — New England’s worst shedding streak in 18 years, which has put it on the quick observe towards lacking the playoffs for simply the third time in twenty years. The Jets, in the meantime, are having quarterback troubles of their very own. Starter Sam Darnold is uncertain and Joe Flacco is anticipated to begin. Each Darnold and Flacco may very well be changed this offseason if the Jets’ winless methods proceed.

Contributing: The Related Press

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