The Morning Dispatch: Biden Rebukes Trump’s Response to Protests and Rioting

Happy Tuesday! On this day 81 years ago, Germany invaded Poland, sparking the conflict that would eventually become known as World War II. A reminder that, as difficult as 2020 has been—for a whole host of reasons—humanity has overcome tremendous hardship and suffering before. Now onto the news.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 33,762 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 4.8 percent of the 701,198 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 534 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 183,579.

  • The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8-2 against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s petition to have District Judge Emmet Sullivan drop his criminal case immediately, as requested by the Justice Department.

  • A day after Rep. Steve Scalise took down and removed a portion of an advertisement after it was revealed to feature doctored audio from a Democratic activist with ALS, White House staff and the Trump campaign shared two videos of Joe Biden that were manipulated, and eventually flagged by social media companies. 

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