The Morning Dispatch

An essential daily news roundup, TMD includes a brief look at important stories of the day and original reporting and analysis from The Dispatch team, along with recommendations for deeper reading and some much-needed humor in these often fraught times.

The Ethics of Assisted Dying

Canada’s push to expand access to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide renews debates over the limits of the “right to die.”

Lockdown Protests Spread Across China

The latest round of protests were sparked by an apartment fire where rescue efforts were reportedly delayed by anti-COVID measures.

A Lot to Be Grateful For

Plus: Your Dispatchers share some of their favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

Special Counsel Taking Over Trump Investigations

Plus: Qatar's troubling road to the World Cup.

What’s Behind the RSV Surge

Children's hospitals are warning the spike in cases have stretched them to the breaking point.

Here Come the GOP Investigations

The new narrow House majority has big plans to put the squeeze on President Biden.

Scott Challenges McConnell

The Florida Republican’s bid to replace the longest-serving GOP leader is unlikely to succeed.

House Republicans Prepare to Pick Their Leaders

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy faces an uphill battle in his bid for the speakership.

On Inflation, Could We Be Through the Worst?

Markets jumped Thursday as official reports showed slowing inflation, although experts warned there's a long way to go.

Russia Signals Retreat from Kherson

Retaking the city would be a major Ukrainian milestone as the brutal war slogs on.

The End of the Tracks for the Trump Train?

Plus: What’s next for the pro-life movement?

The Red Wave That Never Was

What to make of Republicans’ failure to notch sweeping gains Tuesday night.

Decision 2022

To the polls! To the polls!

Housing Market Cooling

Interest rate hikes are tamping down housing-market demand, but low supply is harder to address.

Is Ethiopia’s Bloody Civil War at an End?

‘The devil will be in the implementation.’