Today in 5 Lines
During his first address before the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” and referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man.” A bipartisan group of governors, including Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Bill Walker of Alaska, wrote a letter urging senators to vote against the new Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. During a Senate hearing, Jon Huntsman, Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Russia, said there is “no question” that Russia interfered in the U.S. election. Louisiana police arrested Kenneth James Gleason, a 23-year-old white man accused of fatally shooting two black men. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, the second to hit the country in two weeks.
Today on The Atlantic
Five Questions: Recent media reports on the federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, have prompted more questions about the probe’s scope and findings. (Matt Ford)
Propaganda 101: ISIS's response to the Parsons Green attack demonstrates how the terrorist group can still achieve its desired effect in light of failed operations. (Charlie Winter and Haroro J. Ingram)
Untapped Potential: As the number of farms drops rapidly across most of the United States, Alaska’s warming climate is actually encouraging more and more people to take up farming. (Krista Langlois)