Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump is keeping everyone guessing about his running mate ahead of his announcement on Friday, but some media reports suggest he’ll pick Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Hillary Clinton campaigned with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine—a potential VP pick—in Annandale, Virginia. The Republican National Committee released the speakers list for the party’s national convention that while stacked with celebrities, appeared short on Republican stars; and the Republican rules committee met in Cleveland for the first time to decide the rules of the gathering. And U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she regrets her “ill-advised” comments about Donald Trump.
Today on The Atlantic
‘Is Terrorism Getting Worse?’: According to some measures, the death toll from terrorist attacks is increasing across the globe. But how do you define terrorism? And how do you separate terrorism from the context of civil wars? (Uri Friedman)
The GOP, Trump-ified: Heated platform committee debates are highlighting the existential crisis facing the Republican party: Will Donald Trump influence the platform’s tone forever, or will deep-rooted conservative forces prevail? (Molly Ball)
How to Be Less Racist: Psychologists are working to find a way to train the brain to be less prejudiced. One exercise that worked? Linking black people with positive qualities and white people with negative ones. (Olga Khazan)