What We’re Following
Divided Loyalties: After Donald Trump refused to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ryan’s opponent in the Wisconsin primary followed up by attacking the congressman, accusing him of betraying his party’s nominee. But Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, announced that he is backing Ryan—just one stop on Pence’s apology tour to clean up after Trump’s outrageous statements. All in all, Trump seems to be fighting Republicans harder than he’s fighting Hillary Clinton. Is the Trump campaign about to collapse?
A Shift in Strategy: In response to recent terrorist attacks across Europe, London is adding 600 more armed police officers to its police force. Only about 4 percent of Britain’s police officers are armed—in 2015, only 5,600 of the 127,000 officers in England and Wales carried guns—and the increase shows a major change in London’s policing practices.
The Buzz Around Zika: Computer modeling in a new report suggests that there were nearly 30,000 travel-related cases of the virus in the U.S. in June, when the CDC reported only about 1,200. Meanwhile, the New York Attorney General has issued a warning against products that claim to prevent Zika but aren’t backed up by evidence; if you’re looking for mosquito repellents, the EPA registers those that are proven to work.