The Morning Dispatch: One More Week on the Trail

Happy Tuesday! We will never speak of last night’s Bears game again. (Editor’s note: Oh, yes we will.)

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Senate officially confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Monday evening by a 52-48 vote. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath to Barrett in a ceremony at the White House following the vote.

  • The ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan brokered by the White House over the weekend did not last long, with the two nations accusing each other of violating its terms just hours after it was supposed to go into effect on Monday.

  • NASA announced on Monday that it has confirmed the existence of water on the moon’s sunlit surface for the first time. The amount of water is “100 times less than what’s found in the Sahara Desert,” NASA said in a blog post, but “discovering even small amounts raises new questions about how this precious resource is created and persists on the harsh, airless lunar surface.”

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