Today in 5 Lines
President Trump’s travel ban will go into effect at 8 p.m. ET, with new guidelines restricting travelers who don’t have a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States. On Twitter, Trump criticized Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, alleging that during a visit to Mar-a-Lago “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift.” Several Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, condemned the comments. As part of ongoing negotiations on health care, Senate Republicans said they were considering maintaining one Obamacare tax on wealthy Americans in order to free up more funding to fight the opioid epidemic. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared an end to the ISIS caliphate after Iraqi forces captured a historic mosque in Mosul.
Today on The Atlantic
Blood Feud: In recent years, American pop culture has attempted to destigmatize the association between women and bleeding. Donald Trump, writes Megan Garber, appears to have missed that memo.
How to Prevent More Russian Interference: In order to protect American democracy from foreign actors, John P. Carlin, the former assistant attorney general for national security, argues that the country needs a dead man’s switch.
No Presumption of Innocence: A new study from the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality found that adults view black girls as less childlike than their white peers, contributing “to a false narrative that black youths’ transgressions are intentional and malicious.” (Adrienne Green)