Today in 5 Lines
President Obama denounced Donald Trump’s comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim soldier killed while serving in Iraq in 2004, during a speech at the annual Disabled American Veterans convention. He joins a growing list of lawmakers who have condemned Trump’s remarks, including Arizona Senator John McCain, who released a statement today. Sally Bradshaw, a Jeb Bush adviser and and one of the authors of the post-2012 “GOP autopsy,” announced she is leaving the Republican party over her concerns about Trump. The Pentagon confirmed that the U.S. has launched airstrikes against ISIS militants in Libya. The U.S. Center for Disease Control issued a travel advisory to pregnant women to avoid traveling in certain parts of Miami, after several cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the area.
Today on The Atlantic
Who Run the World?: With Hillary Clinton on track to become the first female U.S. president in the country’s 240-year history, The Atlantic launched a new project looking at women’s leadership around the world. To start, view this short video on “the science behind hating Hillary Clinton’s voice.” (Atlantic Staff)
Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare: Over the weekend, Donald Trump decided to engage in a battle of words with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim American serviceman. Here’s how it could spell out trouble for the House speaker. (Conor Friedersdorf)
Where is the Love?: In Havana, Cuba, community artists are collaborating with educators to use hip hop music as a way to integrate Afro-Cuban history into school curricula as a way to fight against racism. (Erik Gleibermann)