Today in 5 Lines
President Obama said that roughly 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of his term. Hillary Clinton introduced new measures that would provide students with free college tuition, but stopped short of making it universal, as Bernie Sanders has proposed. Meanwhile, it was a busy day for Donald Trump: His campaign announced that it raised $55 million in June—far exceeding his May fundraising sum; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker endorsed Trump in a statement without naming him; Senator Bob Corker, who was floated as a potential VP pick, told The Washington Post he did not want to be considered for the position; and Iowa Senator Joni Ernst hinted that she won’t be his running mate either. And the U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation into the death of Alton Sterling, a black man fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge.
Today on The Atlantic
Clinton’s One-Two Punch: The presumptive Democratic nominee hit the campaign trail with President Obama on Tuesday, a joint-appearance that revealed a new strategy: Clinton will rely on Obama to reel in Democrats, while hoping that Donald Trump keeps some Republicans from voting. (David Graham)
Academic Anxiety: Half of all doctoral students leave graduate school early, and mental illness is usually thought to be the cause. But what other factors might instigate student burn-out? And do universities have anything to do with it? (Te-Erika Patterson)
Eavesdropping on Planet Earth: Scientists will soon be able to track the whereabouts of hundreds of tagged animal species as they traverse the planet—using receivers on the International Space Station. (Ed Yong)