The Morning Dispatch: The DNC Welcomes Republican Trump Opponents

Happy Tuesday! In our quest to find something—anything—to highlight as good news nowadays, we fell prey to a misleading social media post. The fireworks video we linked to in “Something Fun” yesterday was not, in actuality, a show commemorating the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but rather a simulation from a couple of years ago. Still fun to watch, but we regret the mischaracterization.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 34,756 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 4.1 percent of the 853,561 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 440 deaths were attributed to the virus on Monday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 170,492.

  • CNN reports that Russia wasn’t the only foreign adversary to place bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan; U.S. intelligence officials believe Iran paid bounties to the Taliban as well.

  • Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee next week regarding recent changes to Post Office operations.

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