Today in One Paragraph
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 279 pregnant women in the United States and its territories have tested positive for the Zika virus. Donald Trump now has the NRA’s endorsement, and he’s reiterating his campaign promise to get rid of all gun-free zones. Lawmakers in Oklahoma moved to impeach President Obama and other administration officials over last week’s transgender-bathroom guidelines. And search parties located debris from the missing EgyptAir flight.
Zika in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 279 pregnant women in the United States and its territories have the virus, which is linked to birth defects and other health conditions. The CDC will now report all cases of pregnant women testing positive for the virus, regardless of whether they show symptoms. The news comes amid a funding debate between Congress and the Obama administration, which has asked for nearly $2 billion to combat the virus. (Nora Kelly, The Atlantic)
The NRA Endorses Trump. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, announced that the group would back the presumptive GOP nominee. “Now is the time to unite,” Cox said at Friday’s NRA convention. “If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it’s time to get over it.” Trump spoke onstage immediately after the endorsement, warning that “crooked Hillary” wants to abolish the Second Amendment and repeating a campaign promise: “We’re getting rid of gun-free zones, I can tell you,” he said. (John Santucci and Meghan Keneally, ABC News)