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  1. Ayotte Loses to Hassan, the Search for Aliens, Buckingham Palace Defends Harry’s Girlfriend, and Donald Trump’s Victory Speech

    Know This: GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte concedes to Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, the EU is considering freezing ongoing membership talks with Turkey. A $100 million project to find aliens has added Australia’s massive Parkes radio telescope to its arsenal. And Buckingham Palace issued a statement lambasting the press and social media trolls over a wave of “outright racism and sexism” received by Prince Harry’s girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle.

    Watch This: Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, pledged in his victory speech to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

    Remember This Number: $22 billion. That’s the projected size of the recreational and medicinal marijuana market by 2020 — a threefold growth from this year that could be spurred by California’s legalization of the drug yesterday.

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