Today in 5 Lines
A federal jury convicted two former aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane closures in 2013. A jury found Rolling Stone magazine liable for defamation in a suit related to the now-debunked 2014 article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. The U.S. added 161,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.9 percent. The Paris Agreement—which includes 96 countries and aims to combat climate change—officially became international law. President Obama shortened the sentences of 72 inmates, bringing the total number of commutations granted during his presidency to 944.
Today on The Atlantic
No Pressure: Arizona, a Republican-leaning state, may be in play for Democrats this election. Conor Friedersdorf traveled to the state “to talk to these newly relevant voters as they weighed a decision that could affect the fate of the whole country.”
One Heck of a Year: Trevor Noah took over as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show at the beginning of a highly contentious and unusual U.S. presidential race. Here are his thoughts on the 2016 election and today’s political commentary. (Vann R. Newkirk II)
On the Road: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail in North Carolina this week in an attempt to shore up support for the Democratic nominee. North Carolina, after all, is significant for Clinton, who could secure a victory against Donald Trump if she wins the state. (David A. Graham)