The Morning Dispatch: Wildfires Continue to Rage Out West

Happy Monday! Who has two thumbs and led the Chicago Bears to a come-from-behind win yesterday down 17 points in the fourth quarter? Mitch Trubisky, that’s who.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 36,618 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 4.8 percent of the 771,475 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 371 deaths were attributed to the virus on Sunday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 194,041.

  • Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and make landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi as early as today. 

  • Oracle reportedly beat out Microsoft for the right to the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned video sharing app. The proposed deal—which President Trump had mandated be done by September 15—will now go through a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

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