Infighting in the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, accused Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of “throwing shade” at Sanders—and favoring Hillary Clinton—during the race for the nomination. The statement comes after Sanders supporters complained of unfair treatment at last weekend’s Democratic convention in Nevada and allegedly threatened party leaders. Wasserman Schultz called the Sanders campaign’s response to the threats“anything but acceptable.” Weaver shot back: “From the get-go … she has been working against Bernie Sanders—I mean, there’s no doubt about it—for personal reasons.” (Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico)
Kidnapped Chibok Girl Found. One of the girls abducted from a Nigerian school in 2014 by the militant group Boko Haram was rescued, according to the Nigerian army. Witnesses said the girl, identified as Amina Ali Nkeki, was found asking for help outside of the Sambisa Forest, accompanied by a man and a baby. The military said the girl was taken in for medical attention and screening. At least 200 girls remain missing. (Stephanie Busari and Tim Hume, CNN)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Hillary Clinton will fundraise in Illinois, and Donald Trump will hold a rally in New Jersey to help Chris Christie pay off his campaign debts.
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Now it was clear that there would be no technicalities, as some had long suspected, to keep the victory from him; no self-administered fatal error, as so many had assumed. No, this was it: the final stage of a process by which Americans accepted that this man, wholly unlike any politician they had ever seen, was going to definitely, not maybe, become the standard-bearer of one of the two political parties of the most powerful nation on earth. The New York Times Magazine’s Robert Draper on Donald Trump’s path to the GOP nomination.
America’s Health-Care Segregation. Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education kick-started a wave of desegregation in the United States, health-care systems in the country haven’t made much progress. (Vann Newkirk, The Atlantic)
Screwing Up Trump. From inadequate models to small sample size, Nate Silver explains where he and other data journalists went wrong in predicting the success of the presumptive GOP nominee. (FiveThirtyEight)
‘The Ferguson Effect.’ The phrase is used to attribute the growing homicide rate in the United States to a nationwide movement against police officers, which, Vox’s Dara Lind argues, is partly an attempt to blame black protestors for violence in black communities.
Riding the Birther Wave. Heading into the 2012 election, a poll showed the businessman with a significant lead compared to GOP presidential contenders. This graph and timeline show what happened. (Toni Monkovic, The New York Times)
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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)