The Morning Dispatch: Border States Send Migrants North

Happy Monday! There was a late-night talent show at the Dispatch staff retreat over the weekend, and during said late-night talent show, Declan captured a video of Steve attempting a cartwheel. If anything about last night’s Bears v. Packers game is added to this newsletter by the morning editors, the video will be released to the public.

[Editor: We’ll just leave it to a quote from NBC’s Mike Tirico:  “Aaron Rodgers beats the Bears. What else is new?”]

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address last week that, shortly after Russian forces retreated from the area in eastern Ukraine they had occupied for months, Ukrainian investigators discovered mass burial sites near Izyum similar to the ones discovered in Bucha earlier this year. Ukrainian police began exhuming hundreds of bodies—up to 450 people—from hundreds of unmarked graves.

  • President Joe Biden sat down for an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday on CBS, telling Scott Pelley he will wait until after November’s midterms to decide whether to run for re-election in 2024. “Is it a firm decision that I run again?” the president said. “That remains to be seen.” Biden also declared the COVID-19 pandemic “over,” and vowed U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion. White House officials later walked back Biden’s Taiwan remarks once again, saying the United States’ policy of “strategic ambiguity” toward the island has not changed.

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