The Morning Dispatch: All Eyes on Virginia

Happy Friday! Congrats to the Dodgers, we guess. 

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • According to the Labor Department’s Thursday jobs report, 293,000 Americans submitted new jobless claims last week, the lowest number since March 2020. The total number of Americans who continue to receive unemployment aid also dropped at the end of last month, the Department found. 

  • The commission investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol said Thursday that it will act to hold Steve Bannon, longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, in criminal contempt for failing to respond to a subpoena. Bannon rebuffed the committee’s request for him to appear at a deposition Thursday. 

  • Some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible for a booster shot, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided Thursday. Senior citizens, adults with underlying health conditions, and those with jobs or living situations that put them at a heightened risk for catching the virus will be eligible. The FDA has already authorized a booster shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for some individuals.

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