The Morning Dispatch: Where Things Stand With COVID Vaccine Boosters

Happy Wednesday! Kanye isn’t the only one changing his name—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly planning to rebrand the social media giant next week like Google did with “Alphabet” a few years ago. That’ll fix everything!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Total enrollment in U.S. schools fell by nearly 3 million from 2019 to 2020 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday. The trend was consistent across age groups, and just 52.4 percent of the under-35 population attended school last year—a 20-year low.

  • North Korea fired yet another ballistic missile into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, just hours after the Biden administration reportedly “reaffirmed an offer to resume talks on [the county’s] nuclear weapons program.”

  • Days after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations excluded Burmese leader Min Aung Hlaing from a summit, Reuters reports that the ruling military junta in Burma released nearly 6,000 political prisoners arrested earlier in the year for protesting last winter’s coup. There are unconfirmed reports, however, that a handful of those released were immediately re-arrested.

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