Morning Belz, Sept. 27
Merkel’s party takes an L in German election — NYT 🔒
Lively, even combative, interview with Amia Srinivasan — Cowen
Obit: John Ruan III, Des Moines business scion — Dave Elbert
Taliban’s opponents regroup in Tajikistan — Foreign Policy
Explainer: What is behind China’s power crunch? — Reuters
3-in-10 Hispanic newlyweds married non-Hispanic in 2019 — Pew*
Panel investigating Covid origin disbanded — WSJ 🔒
*Part of a broader report on Hispanic demographics in the U.S. The nation’s Hispanic population 62 million in 2020.
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