Today in 5 Lines
The U.S. Justice Department announced plans to stop using private prisons to house federal inmates. Donald Trump is set to spend roughly $5 million in ads to air in four battleground states: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Gawker.com will end operations next week, a day after Univision Communications agreed to purchase Gawker Media. Hillary Clinton met with law enforcement officials in New York City, saying the country needs to come together to repair discord between police and community members. Brazilian authorities said four American Olympic swimmers, including Ryan Lochte, fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio over the weekend.
Today on The Atlantic
Rethinking Clinton’s Education Plan: Hillary Clinton’s proposal to make higher education more accessible to lower- and middle-income students by doing away with tuition at public colleges could have the unintended consequence of making the schools even more competitive to get into. (Ronald Brownstein)
It’s Complicated: The Movement for Black Lives received backlash earlier this month for releasing a policy platform that describes Israel’s actions against Palestinians as “genocide” and “apartheid.” The controversy provided a glimpse into the conflicted history between Jews and blacks in the U.S. (Emma Green)
Keep Calm and Carry On: Donald Trump has shaken the worlds of Republican policymakers and intellectuals by deviating from their long-invested conservative vision, but all they can do at this point is continue with business as usual. (Molly Ball)