Today in 5 Lines
President Trump traveled to Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas, to meet with officials leading Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. During his visit, Trump praised the disaster response, adding that “Texas can handle anything.” During a news conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed the death of Houston Police Sergeant Steve Perez, who drowned after his patrol car was caught in floodwaters. Earlier in the day, Trump warned that “all options are on the table” after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. Donald Trump Jr. agreed to participate in a transcribed interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Today on The Atlantic
Digital Doppelganger: A professor explains how sharing a name with an alt-right leader gave him a front-row seat to the evolution of a white-supremacist movement. (Christopher D. Cantwell)
No Chance for Parole: Here’s how the politicization of parole boards keeps thousands of rehabilitated inmates in America behind bars. (Maura Ewing)
‘How China Sees North Korea’: As North Korea continues to test missiles, and President Trump responds with threats, Adam Mount reports that “China is prepared to keep the peace on the Korean peninsula—whether the White House likes it or not.”
Stay Up to Date: Here’s a guide to The Atlantic’s latest coverage of the devastation in Texas.