Happy Thursday! It’s National Banana Day. Happy National Banana Day to all who celebrate.
(Fun fact: One of your Morning Dispatchers has eaten the same exact thing for breakfast—two-ingredient banana pancakes—every day for the better part of four years.)
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
President Joe Biden formally announced on Wednesday his administration’s plans to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.
Members of the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices opted not to vote yesterday on the future of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, arguing more data are needed to determine the extent of a rare blood clotting side effect.