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A federal judge restores Obamas DACA program. (In your stupid, racist FACE, Trump!)

A federal judge restores Obama’s DACA program. (In your stupid, racist FACE, Trump!) Drew Angerer / Getty Images

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• Gov. Kate Brown announced at a grim press conference today that Oregon added an additional 2,100 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday—a new record for the state, and by a lot. The OHA also reported an additional 30 deaths, marking yet another single-day record—and it could get even worse by Christmas. You can thank Thanksgiving get-togethers—and people who defied state orders like Clackamas Republican Tootie Smith—for all those newly grieving families. Our Blair Stenvick has many more details on the governor’s press conference (that also had some positive news) here.

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