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Most people’s Thanksgiving gatherings probably looked a lot smaller this year, which means one thing for certain: more leftovers. If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with those pounds of extra turkey laying around, Nathan Yau has some ideas. He charted the various ways he used his leftover bird this year, from throwing it into a grilled cheese to making a stock.

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As the coronavirus spread across the globe, it picked up random mutations in its genetic sequence. New scientific research suggests that one of those genetic mutations, known as 614G, may have allowed the virus to spread more efficiently and made the pandemic harder to stop. There’s no evidence, however, that the coronavirus with the 614G mutation causes more severe symptoms or increases the likelihood of death.

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Boris Johnson, the UK’s Prime Minister, vowed to create a word-class contact tracing program back in May. But an analysis of the program by The Guardian shows that people continually slip through the cracks, as less than one in four contacts of those infected with the virus are reached. This is despite the operaton’s burgeoning budget, which now exceeds the combined funding of all police and fire services in the UK.

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Among Election Night’s surprises, the results in majority-Latino precincts around Miami, Phoenix, and Southeast Texas was perhaps the biggest. A number of Latino groups turned out in droves for President Trump, showing that a growing Hispanic population in the United States won’t turn the Sun Belt solidly blue anytime soon. Bloomberg digs deep into the data to examine voting shifts in key areas around the country.

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International law gives countries the rights to marine resources extending up to 200 miles outside of their territorial waters, known as Exclusive Economic Zones. Europe’s Common Fisheries Policy manages many of these zones as one, with the details between nations worked out annually. But Brexit talks are making fish a sticking point, with the UK arguing for sole control over who fishes in its EEZ. This article from The Guardian explores why that’s important.