Today in 5 Lines
Texas senator and former presidential contender Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump in a Facebook post after refusing to support him at the Republican National Convention in July. President Obama vetoed new legislation allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government, a move which is expected to prompt the first veto override of Obama’s presidency next week. A new study from the RAND Corporation found that Hillary Clinton’s health-care proposal would provide coverage for 9 million more Americans, while Donald Trump’s plan would cause 20 million to lose coverage. Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were reportedly given immunity deals for cooperating with the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email server. And the family of Keith Lamont Scott, the man fatally shot by police on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, released a video showing the moments leading up to the shooting.
Today on The Atlantic
Trump in Steel City: In her interview with the Republican presidential nominee in Pittsburgh, Salena Zito pointed out that members of the press tend to take Trump “literally but not seriously,” while his fans “take him seriously but not literally.”
The Election Is Underway: The presidential election is just 46 days away but voters in several states are already casting their ballots, and other states are taking absentee ballot requests. David A. Graham tried to get a sense of which way the votes lean.
A Story of Black Lives: The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. officially opens to the public Saturday. Vann R. Newkirk II visited the museum and found it to be a “triumphant and crushing” reflection of black history.