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Here's the latest for Friday November 6th: Biden on cusp of presidency plans prime-time address; Trump predicts 'lot of litigation' in fight to keep his job; GOP split over Trump's calls of fraud; Santa's village foresees Christmas in a pandemic. (Nov. 6)

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JULIAN STYLES: This is "AP News Minute."

Joe Biden's campaign says he will give a speech during prime time Friday. The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign announced that he would be making an address but did not say where or what he plans to say. Biden is on the cusp of winning the presidency as he opens up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in several critical battleground states.

Facing the potential for narrow losses in multiple battlegrounds, President Donald Trump might have to persuade the Supreme Court to set aside votes in two more states to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president.

That's a substantially different scenario than in the contested presidential election of 2000, which was effectively settled by the Supreme Court.

Republican lawmakers, including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that Democrats are trying to "steal" the election, even as some GOP leaders urged the White House to fight.

Romney says Trump is "wrong to say that the election was rigged, corrupt, and stolen from him. Doing so damages the cause of freedom here and around the world."

The Christmas season opens in Finnish Lapland this weekend, but Santa's hometown is facing a tourism crisis as the pandemic cuts visitor numbers by 90%. Tourism is an important part of the town's economy, with more than 500,000 people visiting the area each year, according to the local tourist board.

Julian Styles, Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."