Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence spent the day with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill in an attempt to unite the party ahead of November. The Census Bureau released new data showing that the median household income in the United States rose from roughly $53,700 in 2014 to $56,500 last year, and the poverty rate fell to 13.5 percent. President Obama hit the campaign trail on behalf of Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia. Trump, alongside his daughter, Ivanka, will formally unveil his plan to provide federally-subsidized child care to Americans in a speech Tuesday evening. Senator Kelly Ayotte is expected to win her primary in New Hampshire, one of three states holding contests today.
Today on The Atlantic
Trump’s True Test: Donald Trump’s approach served him well throughout the primary season, but will this strategy hold up against Hillary Clinton when the two go head-to-head in the presidential debates? (James Fallows)
A Serious Look at Trauma: The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that one in five female veterans who use its health-care program screens positive for military sexual trauma. Here’s how a California court system is working to help these women cope. (Juleyka Lantigua-Williams)
The Zika Outbreak in America: A funding bill to fight the Zika virus is stalled in Congress, but the virus has already infected 20,000 people in Puerto Rico and could wreak further havoc if the government fails to act more quickly. (Vann R. Newkirk II)