The Morning Dispatch: Obama Goes After Trump in DNC Address

Happy Thursday! We’ve swapped out our interns! A big thanks to Nate Hochman for all of his hard work and a warm welcome to James Sutton.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 43,568 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 6.6 percent of the 665,145 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 1,177 deaths were attributed to the virus on Wednesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 172,970.

  • President Trump announced last night the United States intends to restore “virtually all the previously suspended United Nations sanctions on Iran,” referencing the U.N. Security Council’s “snapback” mechanism.

  • The state of Michigan is expected to announce a $600 million settlement with children and families poisoned by the lead-tainted water in Flint after a change in the water supply six years ago.

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