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Headlines from the morning WSJ.

Elon Musk Seeks to Add Whistleblower Complaint to Case for Scrapping Twitter Deal - In a new bid to terminate his $44 billion agreement to buy the social-media platform, Tesla CEO seeks to add recent allegations by Twitter’s former chief security officer.  A1

Mikhail Gorbachev, Reformer of Soviet Union and Its Last Leader, Dies at 91 A1

Stocks Finish Lower as Investors Brace for More Fed Tightening A1

How Two Mexican Drug Cartels Came to Dominate America’s Fentanyl Supply A1

England’s Wildest Event Is Bingo Night A1

Fast-Food Operators Mobilize Against California Wage Bill A1

U.S. Job Openings Rose in July as Hiring Accelerated - Demand for workers has remained well above the number of total available workers in a tight labor market that is showing signs of a slight loosening.  A2

Fed’s John Williams Says Rates Will Stay High for a While A2

Home-Price Growth Decelerated in June A2

Corrections & Amplifications A2

DOJ Points to Likely Obstruction in Investigation of Documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago A3

NASA to Try Artemis I Moon Launch Again on Saturday A3

Jackson, Miss., Is Out of Running Water After Treatment Plant Pumps Fail A3

U.S. Army Grounds Entire Fleet of Chinook Helicopters A3

Biden Presses for More Police Funding, Tighter Gun Laws A3

Google, Meta and Others May Soon Need to Disclose Pay on California Job Listings A4

Social-Media Firms Would Have to Consider Children’s Health Under Bill Passed by California Legislature A4 

Ukraine Tries to Make Southern Offensive a Turning Point in War - Kyiv is looking to prove that its forces can retake territory and evict Russian forces from land seized early in the invasion, in an effort to sustain international support and shape the next phase of the conflict.  A6

Iran Sends First Shipment of Combat Drones to Russia A6

Europe Braces for Russia Gas Disruption This Week—and Years of Higher Energy Prices Ahead A6

Exxon Escalates Dispute With Russia Over Barred Exit From Giant Oil Project A6

Deadly Baghdad Violence Condemned by Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr A16

China May Be Chasing Impossible Dream by Trying to Harness Internet Algorithms A16

Drone Attack on Syria Base Came From Iraqi Militants, U.S. Officials Say A16 

Is Now a Bad Time to Retire? - Research shows how those who retire during bear markets can still preserve their nest eggs.  A9

This 67-Year-Old Artist Made the Most Iconic Jackets of the ’90s. Now He’s Back. A9

Can You Trust That At-Home Covid Test Result? What Five Tests in 24 Hours Taught Me A10

Even the Crying CEO Thinks You’re Sharing Too Much on LinkedIn A10

‘New York: 1962-1964’ Review: Present at the Creation A11

‘I Came By’ Review: Hugh Bonneville, Serial Killer A11

Cameron Smith Leads New Wave of Defectors to LIV Golf A12

Serena Williams, Triumphant, Onward, for Another Night A12

Europe’s Winter of Living Bravely - Vladimir Putin has a short window to prove his energy intimidation strategy.  A13

Way More Than $10,000 in Student-Debt Forgiveness A13

Biden’s Outrageous Attack on PPP Loan Recipients A13

‘What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us’ Review: The Afterlife of Calamity A13

How Abortion Could Upend Michigan A14

The Unwisdom of the Solomon Islands A14

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022 A14

How to Keep Political Appointees Honest A14

I Used to Think I Was Born in the Wrong Body A14

The Children of Afghanistan Need Our Help A14

The Hidden Costs of Raising a Child A14

Trump Can’t Catch a Break. But Should He? A14

Student Loans and the Ability to Repay A14

Mikhail Gorbachev Almost Made Russia Democratic A15

Republicans Should Stand for More Than Opposing Democrats A15

Social Justice for California Fast-Food Workers? Where’s the Beef? A15

Best Buy Posts Drop in Sales as Shoppers Pull Back on Electronics - Sales declined in almost all product categories, the retailer said, with the biggest drops in computing and home theater.  B1

Inflation Bets Recede After Powell Speech B1

Some GOP States Push Back Against ESG Investing Trend B1

Commercial-Property Funds for Small Investors Face Tougher Regulation B1

The Options Market Is Accentuating the Swings in Stocks B1

Best Buy Says Supply-Chain Strains Are Improving Heading Into Fall B2

Peloton Delays 10-K Annual Report to Complete Accounting B3

Gopuff Tries to Raise Money Again B3

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Trims Stake in Chinese Auto Maker BYD B3

Goldman Sachs Ditches Covid-19 Protocols, Cites ‘Significantly Less Risk of Severe Illness’ B3

HP Warns of Slowing Business Spending as PC Sales Sag B4

First Solar to Invest $1.2 Billion in U.S. Plants, Spurred by Climate Law B4

Apollo Global to Sell Tower Operator Parallel to Palistar-Backed Company B4

A&E Suit Alleges New Cop Show Rips Off ‘Live PD’ B4

Greece’s Largest Shopping Mall to Rise Near Athens B5

China’s Property Market Has Slid Into Severe Depression, Real-Estate Giant Says B6

London’s Savile Row Seeks Revamp With Cafes and Offices, but Tailors Aren’t Happy B6

Deal for Office Space Near Big U.S. Cities Bets on Suburban Lifestyle, Remote Work B6

PG&E Creditors Win $200 Million Bankruptcy Interest Appeal B7

SEC Sues Insurance Executive, Alleging ‘Massive’ Fraud B11

StraightPath Funds Don’t Hold Promised Pre-IPO Shares, Receiver Says B11

Chinese Auto-Related Businesses Set Course for Hong Kong IPOs B11

Best Buy Makes the Best of the Worst B12

The Sun Will Keep Shining on Chinese Solar B12

Data Centers Are Unpopular. All the Better for Their Stocks. B12

Why Stocks Got Jolted B12

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