The Morning Dispatch: Europe’s Continuing Energy Crisis

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The first-ever Morning Dispatch went out the following day, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Senate voted along party lines Thursday to raise the United States’ debt limit by $480 billion and push off a potential default into December. Only Democrats voted for the debt ceiling increase itself, but 11 Republicans sided with Democrats to overcome a legislative filibuster and allow the body to proceed to the vote. The House plans to vote on the short-term debt limit increase on Tuesday, and the White House has indicated President Biden will sign it into law.

  • Pfizer and BioNTech said Thursday that they formally asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The FDA could grant an emergency use authorization in a matter of weeks.

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