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The Russian hacking group that targeted the DNC in 2016 is planning another cyber attack, this time against the Senate, reports the Associated Press.

Why it matters: The cyber campaign, spearheaded by a group known as "Fancy Bear," is preparing to once again influence public opinion by hacking the emails of America's politicians, says cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

Go deeper: The firm says they've discovered a number of suspicious-looking websites designed to mimic the look of the Senate's internal email system. Read more on AP.

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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 the rise in hospitalizations Some coronavirus survivors have "autoantibodies."
  3. Business: Surge is sinking consumer confidence Testing is a windfall.
  4. Media: Pandemic causes TV providers to lose the most subscribers ever.
  5. World: Putin mandates face masks.

Parties trade election influence accusations at Big Tech hearing

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A Senate hearing Wednesday with Big Tech CEOs became the backdrop for Democrats and Republicans to swap accusations of inappropriate electioneering.

Why it matters: Once staid tech policy debates are quickly becoming a major focal point of American culture and political wars, as both parties fret about the impact of massive social networks being the new public square.

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Germany goes back into lockdown

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will enact one of Europe's strictest coronavirus lockdowns since spring, closing bars and restaurants nationwide for most of November, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Germany is the latest European country to reimpose some form of lockdown measures amid a surge in cases across the continent.

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