Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump accused the former Miss Universe Alicia Machado of having a “sex tape” on Twitter, eliciting a series of tweets from Hillary Clinton denouncing his comments. The Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement that “there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.” Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore over his January order that judges “have a ministerial duty not to issue” marriage licenses to same-sex couples. President Obama closed the eulogies at the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. The Rosetta spacecraft successfully crash-landed on a comet, ending its 12-year mission in space.
Today on The Atlantic
Technical Failure: Research suggests that police body cameras have led to a reduction in public complaints about law enforcement. But instead of holding officers more accountable for their actions, the cameras may be giving them more power. Here’s why. (Robinson Meyer)
Congress Wants to Backtrack: Lawmakers approved a bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government on Wednesday, marking the first veto override in Obama’s presidency. But one day later, they’re regretting it. What led to the sudden change of heart? (Russell Berman)
‘The Media’ Is With Her: Across the United States, newspapers that have historically endorsed Republican presidential candidates are breaking from tradition to back Hillary Clinton. Conor Friedersdorf explains why the American public should take note of this trend.