Today in 5 Lines
British politician Nigel Farage, a major proponent of Britain’s campaign to leave the EU, is expected to join Donald Trump at a rally in Mississippi to tell “the Brexit story.” Responding to the spread of the Zika virus, Hillary Clinton said she will set up a new federal fund to aggressively address public health crises if elected president. Scientists reported the discovery of a “potentially habitable” planet orbiting the star closest to our solar system. In a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Vice President Joe Biden said Syrian Kurdish forces must stay east of the Euphrates River in Syria if they want to receive American support. And at least 120 people are dead and 368 injured after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy.
Today on The Atlantic
The Era of ‘Illegal Wars’?: President Obama has warned the country about a Trump administration, but Bruce Ackerman argues that Obama has created a potentially darker reality by declaring war on ISIS without congressional approval and therefore enabling the next president to take such military action in the future.
The Challenge With School Funding: A 2013 California law sought to redistribute money to benefit low-income schools by allowing districts to decide what programs and services to spend on. But critics now argue the law is actually making things worse. Here’s why. (Nadra Kareem Nittle)
Fighting Back Against Trump: American Muslim women have responded to Donald Trump’s Islamophobic rhetoric by speaking out on social media and starting their own advocacy groups. Can these women harness their political power to bring about meaningful change? (Clare Foran)