Today in 5 Lines
President Obama encouraged nations to “speak out forcefully” for “freedom and dignity” in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly as commander in chief and called on countries to admit more refugees during a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees. The FBI said the agency had investigated Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in this weekend’s bombings in New York and New Jersey, in 2014 in response to comments from Rahami’s father that “raised concerns about terrorism.” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren told Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf he “should resign” during a line of questioning at a Senate Banking Committee hearing regarding the firm’s unauthorized opening of customer accounts. A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush did not confirm or deny the claim that Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, calling it a “private vote.” Former House Speaker John Boehner, who announced his retirement last year, will join Squire Patton Boggs as a strategic adviser.
Today on The Atlantic
Trump’s Thoughts on Terrorism: On Monday, Donald Trump said in a post that Hillary Clinton “emboldened terrorists all over the world” during her tenure as secretary of state. Conor Friedersdorf unpacks the potentially dangerous implications of these claims.
The Oscars, but for Civil Servants: On Tuesday, federal employees will gather for a black-tie gala to award eight colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding achievements with the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies. Here are five of their stories. (Russell Berman)
Trump Jr. Takes the Baton: The Republican nominee’s son tweeted a widely criticized image Monday night that equated Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles. The meme is only one of the ways he has recently stirred up controversy, as Trump attempts to soften his rhetoric. (David A. Graham)