The Morning Dispatch: Hurricane Ida Devastates Louisiana

Happy Monday! As journalists, we are wont to obsess over the tiniest details, rewriting passages over and over again until we feel they are perfect—or an editor forces us to hit publish.

All that’s to say, thank you to Universal Music Group for allegedly just going ahead and releasing Kanye West’s latest album yesterday without his approval. Somebody needed to intervene and end the months of tinkering.

We wish our “rough drafts” were as good as Kanye’s.​​

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • American forces conducted at least two drone strikes in Afghanistan over the weekend, hitting a pair of ISIS-K planners in Nangarhar province on Friday and on Sunday taking out an explosive-filled vehicle in Kabul believed to be an “imminent” ISIS-K threat to Hamid Karzai International Airport. President Joe Biden had said on Saturday that a terrorist attack was “highly likely in the next 24-36 hours,” leading the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan to warn Americans to leave the airport immediately.

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