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Facebook has signed deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media, and others to make shows for its video service, per Reuters. Facebook will not own the videos, which will range from 5-30 minutes, although it will own longer, scripted shows, for which it will pay up to $250,000. It will give show creators 55% of ad revenue.

Why it matters: Facebook is trying to gobble up more ad dollars by pushing out original content. Note: Facebook has been late to the content game. Platform competitors like Twitter, YouTube, and Snap have all been aggressively rolling out exclusive content deals with TV networks and investors have been waiting to hear from Facebook since they announced in February they would be producing and licensing original content.

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Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Louisiana coast as Category 2 storm

A satellite image of Hurricane Zeta. Photo: National Hurricane Center/NOAA

Hurricane Zeta made landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday, bringing with it "life-threatening storm surge and strong winds," per the National Hurricane Center.

What's happening: The hurricane was producing maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph and stronger gusts.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Biden ahead in Wisconsin, Michigan as cases surge in the Midwest.
  2. Health: Surge "is real" and not just caused by more tests, Trump's testing czar saysMask mandates help control rise in hospitalizations Some coronavirus survivors have "autoantibodies."
  3. Business: Surge is sinking consumer confidence Testing is a windfall.
  4. World: Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" coronavirus wave France imposes lockdown as Macron warns of overwhelming second COVID wave Germany to close bars and restaurants for a month.
  5. Sports: Boston Marathon delayed as COVID-19 surges MLB to investigate Dodgers player who joined celebration after positive COVID test.

What the 2020 election means for science

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The 2020 presidential election presents two stark paths for the direction of future-focused scientific research.

Why it matters: Science is a long game, with today's breakthroughs often stemming from research carried out decades ago, often with government help. That means the person who occupies the White House over the next four years will help shape the state of technology for decades into the future.