Today in 5 Lines
President Obama condemned the attack in Dallas, which left five police officers dead and several others injured, calling the killings “vicious, calculated, and despicable.” He also ordered that flags on federal buildings be flown at half-staff. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump canceled campaign events in the wake of the shootings, and lawmakers across the country offered condolences. Florida Representative Corrine Brown was indicted on federal corruption charges. A Utah woman died after contracting the Zika virus—the first confirmed death related to the virus in the continental United States. And the U.S. created 287,000 jobs in June, far exceeding projections by some economists.
Today on The Atlantic
It’s Happened Before: In 1967, a group issued a report that called attention to police violence in the United States and explored institutional racism. But political winds changed, and the report’s recommendations were not addressed. (Julian E. Zelizer)
‘Hotter Than Kim Kardashian's Twitter Feed’: Politics in New Hampshire, that is. Popular Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte is up for reelection against the state’s Democratic governor, but she’s taking hits from both sides of the aisle for her stance on gun-reform. (Michelle Cottle)
Turning Anger Into Change: The videos documenting the deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota have enraged the American public, but how far they’ll go to translate into sweeping reforms is still unclear. (Robinson Meyer)