Today in 5 Lines
SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket. Senate leaders said they are close to an agreement on a long-term budget deal. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said that President Trump will be briefed on a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI. The Ohio state legislature approved a congressional redistricting plan with unprecedented bipartisan support. After a drop in the morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back throughout the day.
Today on The Atlantic
‘We Have to Set the Record Straight’: The House Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat Adam Schiff talks to Natasha Bertrand about Trump’s insults, Representative Devin Nunes’s next moves, and his own witness wishlist for the Russia investigation.
Reverse Engineering: New Orleans wasn’t always below sea level. Here’s the story of how engineers accidentally sunk the city, and the threat that poses to its future. (Richard Campanella)
The Irony in the Memo: The only long-lasting effect of the Nunes memo will be discrediting the future work of the committee that produced it. (Julian Sanchez)
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