Today in 5 Lines
Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer, announced he’s running as an independent for president in a last-ditch effort by anti-Trump Republicans to upend the nominee’s campaign. Donald Trump outlined his goals for the economy, including lowering taxes and providing more affordable childcare, in a policy speech at the Detroit Economic Club. A former aide to President W. Bush announced plans to vote for Hillary Clinton, while Jeb Bush’s son went against his father and called on Republicans to back Donald Trump. Jury selection in the trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who was charged with perjury and obstruction, began. The family of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed filed a lawsuit against his Texas school district nearly a year after he was arrested for taking a clock he made to school, which teachers thought was a bomb.
Today on The Atlantic
Obama’s Last Shot at Immigration Reform: The administration is shifting its policy approach on Central American migrants, moving away from the country’s longstanding deterrence policy and instead acknowledging the plight of those traveling to the southern U.S. border. (Priscilla Alvarez)
Beating the Virus: How can scientists help rid the world of Zika and Dengue? Release even more infected mosquitoes, says biological sciences expert Scott O’Neil. Here’s why. (Ed Yong)
Playing the Blame Game: In the debate over proposed voting regulations, Republicans tend to get a bad reputation for their positions. But both major parties have their flaws and the GOP’s attempts to challenge Democratic ideas should not be equated with trying to assault democracy. (Richard L. Hasen)