The Morning Dispatch: Big Tech in the Crosshairs

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of airstrikes targeting Hamas sites in Gaza early this morning in response to dozens of incendiary balloons landing in southern Israel and starting fires. “The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip, and will bear the consequences for its actions,” the IDF said. Authorities on both sides of the conflict have thus far reported no casualties following the renewed fighting.

  • The Senate voted 69-28 on Tuesday to confirm law professor Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Biden administration subsequently named the 32-year-old Khan—an outspoken critic of Big Tech—as chair of the five-person FTC.

  • The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation championed by Democratic Sen. Ed Markey and Republican Sen. John Cornyn that would make Juneteenth—the date the last U.S. slaves learned of their freedom—a national holiday. The measure now goes to the House, where it is expected to pass.

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