The Morning Dispatch: The Regulations That Bought the (Dutch) Farm

Happy Tuesday! A California man sued Mars Inc. last week, alleging the candy company puts an ingredient in Skittles that render them “unfit for human consumption.”

The ingredient? Well, let’s just say “The Rainbow” might be made of titanium dioxide.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • U.S. Africa Command announced yesterday it conducted an airstrike in a remote location in Somalia on Monday that killed two al-Shabaab terrorists, one day after members of the group attacked partner forces near the city of Libikus. The military said no civilians were injured or killed in the attack, and the strikes represent the first major U.S. action in the east African country since President Joe Biden ordered the redeployment of hundreds of troops there in May.

  • During a visit to troops fighting in Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered his forces to focus on destroying the long-range rocket and artillery systems Western countries have sent Ukraine in recent months. U.S.-provided HIMARS have reportedly allowed Ukrainian forces to strike Russian logistics centers and supply lines well beyond the front lines.

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