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Courtesy of Fox News. Photo: Jose Juarez/AP

On the final weekend of the 2020 electoral cycle, candidates are criss-crossing the country to make their closing arguments in America's battleground states.

The state of play: The Biden campaign will will have running mate Sen. Kamala Harris making multiple stops in south Florida while the former VP appears in Flint and Detroit, Michigan on Saturday.

  • Vice President Mike Pence will be stopping in North Carolina while President Trump makes a bid for Pennsylvania.

Campaign surrogates are also out and about:

  • For the Trump team, first lady Melania Trump will visit Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump Jr. travels to Michigan, Ivanka Trump will be in Ohio, Eric Trump in Florida and Tiffany Trump in Minnesota.
  • The Biden campaign is separately sending Stacy Abrams and former second lady Jill Biden to North Carolina, and Harris' husband Doug Emhoff is off to Virginia.

A look at the scene:

Photo: Jose Juarez/AP

President Trump and Air Force One take off from a campaign rally yesterday at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township, Mich.

Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Joe Biden, wearing a mask, speaks to an audience in social-distancing circles, at a campaign stop in Milwaukee yesterday.

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Updated Nov 30, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden's victories

Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Arizona and Wisconsin officials confirmed the presidential election results in their states, formalizing President-elect Joe Biden's victories in the key battlegrounds.

Why it matters: The moves deal yet another blow to President Trump's efforts to block or delay certification in key swing states that he lost. 

28 mins ago - Health

U.S. exceeds 100,000 COVID-related hospitalizations for the first time

People wait outside the Emergency room of the Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, California on Dec 1. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images

More than 100,200 Americans were hospitalized as of Wednesday due to the coronavirus for the first time since the outbreak began in early 2020, per the COVID Tracking Project.

The big picture: The milestone comes as health officials anticipated cases to surge due to holiday travel and gatherings. The impact of the holiday remains notable, as many states across the country are only reporting partial data.

4 hours ago - Science

The "war on nature"

A resident stands on his roof as the Blue Ridge Fire burned back in October in Chino Hills, Calif. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

Apocalyptic weather is the new normal because humans are "waging war on nature," the UN declared on Wednesday.

What they're saying: "The state of the planet is broken," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, reports AP. “This is suicidal.”

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