The Morning Dispatch: Biden’s Fast Judicial Start

Happy Wednesday! The Milwaukee fans on staff were going to stage a mutiny if we didn’t acknowledge that the Brewers have won seven games in a row and are five games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central, so this is us acknowledging that the Brewers have won seven games in a row and are five games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • A U.S. base in northeast Syria was attacked by “multiple rockets” on Monday—hours after the United States conducted a series of airstrikes in the region—according to Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve. Marotto said American forces responded with “counter-battery fire at rocket launching positions and on Hellfire from a UAV which resulted in one enemy wounded in action.” There were no casualties on the U.S. side.

  • South Africa’s Constitutional Court served former President Jacob Zuma with a 15-month prison sentence on Tuesday for contempt of court after Zuma refused to appear before a government-appointed commission looking into corruption that allegedly took place during his presidency. Zuma—who now has five days to turn himself in—is accused of awarding inflated government contracts to individuals and companies in exchange for favors.

  • New Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the country’s embassy in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, marking an Israeli cabinet minister’s first trip to the UAE since the two countries normalized relations last fall. “Israel wants peace with all its neighbors,” Lapid said. “We aren’t going anywhere. The Middle East is our home.”

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