Today in 5 Lines
Hillary Clinton delivered a blistering attack against Donald Trump, saying he’s “taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party.” Trump was added to Minnesota’s ballot after it was discovered that the Republican party had not yet filed the paperwork necessary to get on the ballot. Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, took a break from the campaign trail to visit areas damaged by tornados in the Hoosier state. Officials from Orlando Health and Florida Hospital announced they will not charge the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting for the medical care they received. The death toll has risen to 250 in the aftermath of Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.
Today on The Atlantic
Is Trump in a Gray Area?: Over the last several days, Donald Trump has suggested he might soften his stance on immigration. But the presidential candidate seems less than certain about what his actual position is, and at this point there’s no way to know for sure. (David A. Graham)
Democrats Go for the Record Breaker: If Hillary Clinton wins in November, the party will have won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, which is unprecedented. History shows this type of trend does not happen by accident. Here’s why the Democrats are succeeding. (Ronald Brownstein)
More Than Meets the Eye: News organizations and politicians tend to depict urban areas in the U.S. as depressed or run-down, but a visit to Erie, Pennsylvania paints a different picture. (James Fallows)