The Morning Dispatch: The Prosecution Rests

Happy Friday! Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Abraham Lincoln was great. Things should continue to be named after Abraham Lincoln.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • President Biden announced yesterday that his administration has secured an additional combined 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and Moderna, to be delivered by July. The 200 million doses are on top of the combined 400 million the two companies had already pledged to provide the United States, bringing the total to 600 million doses.

  • Melissa DeRosa, a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, privately apologized on a call with Democratic lawmakers for withholding New York’s nursing home COVID-19 death toll, according to a recording of the call acquired by the New York Post. DeRosa said “we froze” out of fear that the actual numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors.

  • Biden officially rescinded former President Trump’s February 2019 national emergency proclamation initiating the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border using billions of dollars of redirected military funds.

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