The Morning Dispatch: More Pain from the Fed

Happy Friday! South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was caught on a hot mic this week labeling U.S. members of Congress “idiots.”

Hey pal, only we get to call them that!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions against Iran’s morality police over the recent death of a woman who was in custody for allegedly violating Iran’s dress code. The Treasury Department also sanctioned leaders of Iran’s security forces for the violence perpetrated against those protesting the woman’s death and calling for regime change. According to Hengaw, a human rights watchdog, at least fifteen Iranians have died during the protests, and another 733 have been injured.

  • President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the federal government will foot the entire bill for Puerto Rico’s recovery costs from Hurricane Fiona for the next month, paying for search and rescue, debris removal, power restoration, and other needs. Fiona made landfall on the island Sunday, and, as of yesterday, nearly a million residents remained without power. The storm is expected to reach Atlantic Canada this weekend. 

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