The Morning Dispatch: A Breakthrough on the COVID Treatment Front

Happy Thursday! With the drop of the puck on the NHL season this week, we’re reminded that October is the best sports month of the year. The NBA is tipping off later this month. Baseball playoffs are underway. College football season is nearing its midpoint. And with the arrival of fall football weather across much of the country, the heart of the NFL season. We’ve even caught some professional cornhole on ESPN. 

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • In a speech Wednesday, President Joe Biden addressed the continuing supply-chain issues plaguing the nation’s economy and announced plans to shorten the delays. Biden said the Port of Los Angeles will work 24/7 to address the backlog of ships yet to unload, and large logistics corporations including UPS, Walmart, and FedEx will be adding hours as well. 

  • The Social Security Administration announced Wednesday that Social Security recipients will receive a 5.9 percent bump to their payments in 2022—the biggest cost of living adjustment in nearly 40 years. Over the last decade, the average annual cost of living adjustment was 1.65 percent.

  • A school district in Loudoun County, Virginia, is under fire after a Daily Wire story that alleged a boy wore a skirt into a girls bathroom and sexually assaulted a female student earlier this year. The father of the alleged victim was arrested at a school board meeting earlier this year for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he became upset during a debate about transgender bathroom policies. Yesterday, Loudoun County Schools released a statement about the alleged assault, saying officials alerted authorities when the incident occurred and could not comment until the investigation was completed. 

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