Today in 5 Lines
The third day of the Republican National Convention begins, with a stacked list of speakers, notably Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, whose event this afternoon was briefly interrupted when Trump’s plane flew over. We’re covering it all live here. Meredith McIver, a staff writer for the Trump Organization, issued a statement taking responsibility for apparent plagiarism in Melania Trump’s convention speech. Hillary Clinton will announce her VP pick on Saturday during a campaign event in Florida, sources close to the campaign told CNN. Today is the Federal Election Commission’s filing deadline; at the end of May, Trump reported $1.3 million cash on hand, and Clinton reported $42.5 million. A U.S. appeals court struck down a Texas voter-ID law, saying it had a “discriminatory effect” on minority voters. And Representative Mark Takai, of Hawaii, died at age 49.
Today on The Atlantic
Police Protection Is a Privilege: The Republican National Convention is a high-security event, with more than 5,000 working law enforcement personnel. But some Cleveland residents wish similar resources could be used to protect the city’s neighborhoods. (Conor Friedersdorf)
The Sound of (RNC) Music: The ’90s pop-rock band Third Eye Blind became the unexpected voice of artist protest at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night by performing a song with pro-gay lyrics—and none of their hits. (Spencer Kornhaber)
CEO Mike Pence?: Donald Trump has made it clear that, as president, he would delegate much of his executive power to his VP. That means his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, could very well be the man running the federal government for the next four years. (Yoni Appelbaum)