Trudeau, Obama Pledge to Combat Climate. Canada’s Prime Minister and President Obama met at the White House—the first official visit by a Canadian leader in nearly two decades— and announced new commitments to reduce methane emissions. In a statement, the two vowed that Canada and the U.S. would “play a leadership role internationally in the low carbon global economy over the coming decades.” (Camila Domonoske, NPR)
Germany in Possession of ISIS Names. German authorities believe that a list of names of potential ISIS recruits is authentic. The list, which was obtained by several media organizations, contains the names, phone numbers, and hometowns of 22,000 fighters from more than 50 countries. (David Rising, The Associated Press)
‘Big and Significant.’ The Senate overwhelmingly passed a broad drug treatment bill in response to an increase in opioid-related crime and addiction across the country. The bill is the largest of its kind in nearly 10 years and will allocate more funds to addiction treatment, prevention, and drug monitoring programs. (Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times)
Pittsburgh Officers Confirm Shooting Victims. Five people died and two more were critically injured after two gunmen opened fire at a cookout outside of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, according to Allegheny County police. District Attorney Stephen Zappala said “the murders were planned, calculated, brutal.” (Doug Stanglin and Carolyn McAtee Cerbin, USA Today)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Bernie Sanders is campaigning in Illinois and North Carolina. John Kasich will be in Ohio. Ted Cruz, joined by Carly Fiorina, will be appearing on the Sean Hannity Show Townhall in Florida. Donald Trump will be rallying voters in St. Louis and Chicago. And the family of Nancy Reagan will hold a private funeral service for the former first lady at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
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“To a remarkable degree, he is willing to question why America’s enemies are its enemies, or why some of its friends are its friends. He overthrew half a century of bipartisan consensus in order to reestablish ties with Cuba. He questioned why the U.S. should avoid sending its forces into Pakistan to kill al-Qaeda leaders, and he privately questions why Pakistan should be considered an ally of the U.S. at all.” The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg speaks candidly with President Obama on foreign policy.
Guns and the Social Fabric. Missouri is set to become the most recent state to allow guns in college classrooms, prompting questions about whether guns change the way people interact with each other. (Jonathan Metzl, The New Republic)
‘Inside Trump’s Inner Circle.’ The Washington Post’s Ben Terris details the moment Donald Trump’s campaign manager “yanked” a reporter out of the way following Trump’s speech on Tuesday night. Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks called the accusation “entirely false.” But just how far will his staffers go?