Today in 5 Lines
It’s the final night of the Democratic National Convention, and Hillary Clinton will take the stage as the first female nominee of a major U.S. political party; we’re covering it live here. After the convention, Clinton and her VP pick Tim Kaine will take a bus tour to two battleground states, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Donald Trump said he was “being sarcastic” on Wednesday when he suggested Russian hackers break into Hillary Clinton’s emails. The U.S. Military announced that U.S. airstrikes have killed 14 civilians in Iraq and Syria within the last year. The Food and Drug Administration sent a memo asking two blood donation centers in Florida to stop blood collection over Zika concerns. And the U.S. Attorney’s Office dismissed charges against the man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001.
Today on The Atlantic
Say Her Name: Almost 7,000 people died in police custody in Texas between 2005 and 2015. A new database called the Texas Justice Initiative has compiled information on these individuals, one of whom is Sandra Bland, the young black woman whose controversial death was ruled a suicide. (Juleyka Lantigua-Williams)
‘We Are Already Great’: During his speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama offered a different view of America than Donald Trump: He framed the country as a shining city on a hill—that still has a lot of work to do. (Ron Fournier)
Amazing Grace: Speakers at the DNC, from Michelle Obama to Meryl Streep, have used the word “grace” to describe Hillary Clinton’s pursuit of the White House. This is how Clinton took a word with a long history and repurposed it for a modern audience. (Megan Garber)