The Morning Dispatch: China’s Nuclear Ambitions

Happy Thursday! We’ve got softball again tonight, but two of our star players—interns Tripp and Jonathan—have left D.C. for the summer. Guess we’ll see how well the old folks can hold their own.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Alabama and Georgia Associations of Realtors filed an emergency motion last night with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking a federal judge to block the implementation of the Centers for Disease Control’s new eviction moratorium. 

  • The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Kabul on Tuesday night that targeted the Afghan defense minister’s home, killing eight and wounding 20. Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi was not home during the attack. U.S. and Afghan officials said Wednesday they had conducted airstrikes on Taliban targets in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.

  • The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots until at least the end of September in order to afford poorer countries access to more vaccine doses.

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