The Morning Dispatch: Riots in Wisconsin

Happy Wednesday! Whether you vote for Democrats or—according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi—“domestic enemies” to the Constitution, we hope your week is going well. 

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 38,236 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 5.9 percent of the 645,910 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 1,217 deaths were attributed to the virus on Tuesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 178,465.

  • Just days after Tropical Depression Marco made landfall in Louisiana, Hurricane Laura is intensifying and is expected to reach the Gulf shore as early as Wednesday night.

  • American Airlines announced plans to reduce its workforce by 19,000 employees when CARES Act provisions expire on October 1. “It was assumed that by Sept. 30, the virus would be under control and demand for air travel would have returned,” the company’s top executives wrote. “That is obviously not the case.”

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