Today in 5 Lines
President Trump is reportedly expected to approve the release of a controversial memo, which alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI. CNN reports that alterations have been made to the document in response to concerns from the intelligence community, including FBI Director Christopher Wray. During his address at the GOP retreat in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Trump advised lawmakers to “give a little” on immigration. Two students were wounded in a shooting at Salvador Castro Middle School in Los Angeles. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 nominee for the presidency, said he’ll announce whether he’ll enter the race for U.S. Senate in Utah on February 15.
Today on The Atlantic
‘What Amazon Does to Poor Cities’: The company’s expansion has created thousands of new jobs. But new jobs aren’t always good jobs. (Alana Semuels)
What Do Kids Know About Slavery?: A new study shows that slavery is being mistaught—and often sentimentalized—in schools. (Melinda D. Anderson)
‘The Smearing of Nikki Haley’: Michael Wolff’s insinuation that Nikki Haley had an affair with President Trump should serve as an important reminder: “Women, still, have relatively few ways to ascend; there are so many ways, though—still—for them to be brought down again.” (Megan Garber)