Today in 5 Lines
President Obama called Thursday’s terror attack in Nice, France, that left more than 80 people dead “sickening” and “appalling.” Donald Trump chose Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate in an announcement over Twitter. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Convention Committee announced President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Bernie Sanders will be among the speakers at the party’s national convention in Philadelphia. Congress de-classified 28 pages of information on the 9/11 terror attacks. Federal officials announced that the U.S. Justice Department will review the police department’s response to the massacre in Orlando in June. An apparent coup is underway in Turkey, said Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on state television Friday.
Today on The Atlantic
Tracking the Crime Rate: Did the murder rate increase or decrease between 1985 and 2014 in the United States? Test how your perception of crime and safety in America compares to reality. (Andrew McGill)
Tim Scott Speaks Up: The only black Republican in the U.S. Senate delivered a speech on the chamber floor Wednesday, describing his personal experiences with police and asking colleagues not to ignore the struggles of black Americans. (Conor Friedersdorf)
Trump, Ryan on a Crash Course: The Republican party is being driven by Donald Trump’s brash, angry rhetoric in defense of working-class people, as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan’s economic vision that will likely harm them. (Derek Thompson)