A Blow to Concealed Carry. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upheld a California law that applicants must have “good cause” to carry a concealed firearm. “We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” Judge William Fletcher wrote in the opinion. If the decision is challenged, the case could be sent to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Maura Dolan and Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Fills in the Gaps. The House Speaker released his national security blueprint, part of his “Better Way” agenda intended to provide a policy platform for Republicans to rally behind in November. Ryan appears to address some of Donald Trump’s ideas in the blueprint, saying that “we need more than fencing” to prevent people from entering the country illegally, and stressing the importance of “modernizing and solidifying” NATO. (Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post)
Zika Warning. The World Health Organization issued new guidelines advising that people living in countries where the Zika virus has been found should delay pregnancy “in order to prevent adverse pregnancy and fetal outcomes.” The statement comes two days after the WHO said that experts did not think this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, should be rescheduled. (The Telegraph, NBC News)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Hillary Clinton will fundraise in Washington, D.C., and Donald Trump will hold a rally in Virginia.
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“This sense of helplessness in the face of such entrenched segregation is what makes so alluring the notion, embraced by liberals and conservatives, that we can address school inequality not with integration but by giving poor, segregated schools more resources and demanding of them more accountability. True integration, true equality, requires a surrendering of advantage, and when it comes to our own children, that can feel almost unnatural.” The New York Times Magazine’s Nikole Hannah-Jones on school segregation in New York City.
Good News for Trump. A New York Times analysis found that more white, working-class people voted on Election Day in 2012 than exit polls showed—and Trump will likely have a larger pool of support than previously thought. (Nate Cohn)
A Blue Tea Party. Is Bernie Sanders’s political revolution the beginning of a new progressive movement within the Democratic Party? (Rebecca Nelson, GQ)
The Women Who Love Trump. Despite the presumptive Republican nominee’s well-publicized reputation of misogyny and womanizing, millions of American women are expected to vote for him in November. (Daniel Lippman and Ben Schreckinger, Politico)
‘Divided America.’ The country’s citizens have splintered in a number of areas, from immigration to religion to economic issues. This interactive graphic reveals a few of these divisions. (Associated Press)
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