Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump said at a rally that “the Second Amendment” is the only way to prevent Hillary Clinton from appointing federal judges if elected, and Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook condemned the remark, saying that Trump was suggesting violence. Republican Senator Susan Collins said in an interview that she will not vote for Trump because he would make the world “more dangerous.” House Speaker Paul Ryan is hoping to hang on to his seat against businessman Paul Nehlen as voters in Wisconsin—as well as Connecticut, Minnesota, and Vermont—head to the polls to participate in the state’s primary election. Hillary Clinton called on Congress to cut its summer recess short in order to pass Zika funding during a visit to Miami. Bernie Sanders is fundraising for Tim Canova, the former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s primary challenger. The parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack are suing Hillary Clinton for wrongful death.
Today on The Atlantic
What’s the Status of Security in America?: Since September 11, 2001, the United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against a host of threats. In this month’s cover story, Steven Brill examines whether that has made the country any safer.
Trump Wants to Rebuild America: The economic goals Donald Trump laid out in his Detroit address Monday include spending big money on large-scale infrastructure projects, prompting criticism from Trump’s own economic advisers. (Russell Berman)
Google Has a New Job Opening: Chris Urmson, the face of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, announced that he’s leaving the company. While the specifics of his departure are unknown, it could affect Google, especially if he lands at a competitor that has taken on a similar initiative. (Adrienne LaFrance)