Today in 5 Lines
Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed that there is local transmission of the Zika virus in a one-square-mile area. U.S. officials suspect the Russian government hacked into the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the second party organization to be attacked within the past week. Michigan’s attorney general charged six state workers in connection to the Flint water crisis. A federal appeals court struck down key portions of North Carolina’s strict 2013 voting law, stating that they can only be explained by “discriminatory intent.” And Sandy Hook Elementary School reopened four years after a man fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members.
Today on The Atlantic
Shelter From the Storm: Hillary Clinton offered cool-headed reassurance during her speech on Thursday night—a promise to be a calm and steady leader. Will that message resonate with Americans amid the chaos of the political landscape? (Molly Ball)
Free Your Mind: How can college professors add diversity to their curriculum? That question has become a focus for universities around the country, but despite good intentions, the process of diversifying coursework proves to be complicated. (Emily Deruy)
How Chelsea Beat Ivanka: The daughters of the Democratic and Republican nominees both offered heartfelt introductions of their parents at the conventions. But the less-flashy, less-charismatic Chelsea painted a portrait of her mother as a mother. (Michelle Cottle)