Today in 5 Lines
Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, endorsed Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op-ed, saying that Donald Trump is a “threat to our national security.” Hillary Clinton vowed to pass immigration reform if elected at a gathering of black and Hispanic journalists. Chicago police released videos that show officers firing at an unarmed black man during a car chase in July, which ended in his death. The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, significantly more than analysts projected. And, drumroll please, the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics kicks off tonight.
Today on The Atlantic
LGBT Protection Laws Stand Still: U.S. judges may want to stop harassment and bias against LGBT Americans, but federal law doesn’t currently prohibit it. Will legislators clarify the meaning of “sex discrimination” and provide protections once and for all? (Emma Green)
A Republican Breakup: A growing number of prominent Republicans are defying their party by denouncing Donald Trump and endorsing Hillary Clinton instead. Whether it’s a win or a loss for the GOP in November, the turmoil of this election season could cause lasting damage. (Clare Foran)
‘Pregnant in Miami With Zika on the Loose’: Expecting mothers deal with a host of worries throughout their pregnancies. For those living in Miami, the reports of Zika cases make pregnancy, as Liz Tracy puts it, “a horror movie with a monster that is almost impossible to locate and hard to avoid.”