Today in 5 Lines
Heather Bresch, the CEO of Mylan, the drug company that sells the EpiPen, told congressional lawmakers that the company reaps $100 in profit for a two-pack, which is sold for $600. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said during a news conference that Keith Lamont Scott, the black man fatally shot by an officer on Tuesday, was armed and was repeatedly told by police to drop his weapon. Texas Governor Greg Abbott threatened to withdraw from the refugee resettlement program, one day after President Obama announced that the U.S. will accept 110,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017. Three couples said they will appeal a federal judge’s decision to dismiss their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates to refuse to marry same-sex couples. Obama stressed the United States’ “concerns around settlement activity” in what might be his last meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Today on The Atlantic
Not a Coincidence: In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Donald Trump called out Hillary Clinton for “copying [his] airplane rallies” by speaking to supporters in front of a plane. But using this backdrop on the campaign trail is nothing new—candidates from Ronald Reagan to Jimmy Carter have done it. (Adrienne LaFrance)
The Partisan Divide: In a speech Wednesday, Hillary Clinton touted her plans to better support citizens with disabilities. While addressing the needs of those with disabilities used to be a bipartisan issue, a party gap has emerged in recent years. (David A. Graham)
A Troubling Friendship: Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s relationship could have dangerous consequences for the United States, and Rob Glaser, a political donor, intends to warn voters about ties between the two using his new website PutinTrump.org. (David Frum)