The Morning Dispatch: Another Day, Another Russian Ransomware Attack

Happy Thursday! On this date 245 years ago, the Liberty Bell was rung in Philadelphia to gather residents for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

Honestly, that should still be how all big announcements are made.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated early Wednesday morning at his home on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince by what Haiti’s ambassador to the United States described as “well-trained professionals, killers, commandos.” Haiti’s police chief said yesterday that four suspects in the assassination investigation were killed in a shootout with police last night, and two others were arrested. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph presented himself as Haiti’s new leader in a televised address yesterday, but the situation is volatile.

  • First responders to the Surfside condo collapse are shifting their mission from search and rescue to recovery today, two weeks after the tower fell. The confirmed death toll had risen to 54 as of Wednesday evening, and 86 people remained unaccounted for.

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