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President-elect Joe Biden says President Trump's refusal to accept the outcome of the election is not affecting his transition plans.

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Four Seasons Total Landscaping wants to "Make America Rake Again."

Just a day after the Philadelphia family business became the unlikely backdrop for a belligerent Trump campaign press conference, its owners cashed in on the viral fame — and even crossed party lines.

On Sunday night, the company rolled out a line of T-shirts, hoodies and stickers featuring the slogans "Lawn and Order" and its riff on MAGA.

On Monday, it started offering face masks as well.

By Tuesday, everything had sold out.

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President-elect Joe Biden says President Trump's refusal to accept the outcome of the election is not affecting his transition plans.

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Tom Ricks spent decades as a journalist, including covering the U.S. military for newspapers and writing books about the war in Iraq.

Then he decided to take a step back, moving to an island in Maine where he's been reading the words of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others.

He says it's important to read the works of these founders, "because we still live in the house they designed."

Ricks has written a book called First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country.

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Euphoria broke out Monday on Wall Street after promising news of a vaccine trial provided a major dose of hope for the global economy.

The powerful rally was sparked after Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said the experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective.

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Joe Biden is now the president-elect. So at what point will President Trump concede? This is a very important question for Biden and his team, although Joe Biden spoke in Wilmington, Del., on Saturday night, and he didn't mention President Trump at all.

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Joe Biden is now the president-elect. So when will President Trump concede?

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All right, we're going to turn now to NPR's Alina Selyukh, who is in Philadelphia covering this latest news. Good morning, Alina.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is tonight. Here is our 30-second version. Depeche Mode.

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