Today in 5 Lines
FBI Director James Comey warned congressional lawmakers about a “terrorist diaspora sometime in the next two to five years” at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. During a rally in North Carolina, Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump’s debate performance, saying “he made it very clear that he didn’t prepare for that debate.” Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado called Trump’s attacks against her “a really bad dream” in a press call organized by Clinton’s campaign. President Obama nominated Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be America’s ambassador to Cuba. The Senate voted to block a stopgap bill that would have allocated funds to combat the Zika virus and keep the government open beyond Friday.
Today on The Atlantic
A Calm and Collected Clinton: During Monday night’s debate, the Democratic nominee remained cool against a heated Donald Trump, which may be exactly what she needed to do to appeal to undecided voters. (Ron Fournier)
Trying Something New: On Tuesday, the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed a new format for the second showdown between Clinton and Trump: Americans will be able to submit—and vote on—questions online that will be considered by ABC and CNN for the debate. (Russell Berman)
Where Financial Aid Went Wrong: The federal system works under the assumption that parents will help pay to send a student to college. But that’s not always the case. (Sara Goldrick-Rab)