Today in 5 Lines
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Trump after he retweeted unverified videos purporting to show Muslims committing acts of violence from an account belonging to a far-right British political group. NBC fired Today host Matt Lauer and Minnesota Public Radio fired host Garrison Keillor amid separate accusations of sexual misconduct. The Trump administration threatened North Korea with additional sanctions after it test-launched another ballistic missile on Tuesday. Donald Trump Jr. has reportedly agreed to meet with the House Intelligence Committee as early as next week to discuss his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign. And the House passed a bipartisan measure requiring lawmakers to undergo annual anti-harassment training.
Today on The Atlantic
‘No Family Is Safe From This Epidemic’: James Winnefeld, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shares the story of his son’s struggle with opioid addiction.
He Means It All: Some people have convinced themselves that Donald Trump’s bigotry and hypocrisy are all part of an act, argues David A. Graham. It’s no longer possible to believe that.
A Veteran’s View: In the seventh installment of our series of essays written by veterans, a former Army officer explains how his military service turned him into a supporter of universal health care. (Dominick Tao)