Today in 5 Lines
Billy Graham, the world-renowned evangelical preacher, died at the age of 99. Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting met with top leaders in the state Capitol to lobby for gun control. President Trump also invited a group of students, parents, and teachers to a “listening session” about gun violence at the White House. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a banker a job in the White House in return for home loans. During a meeting at the Kennedy Space Center, Vice President Mike Pence announced candidates for the reinstated National Space Council, and pushed for collaboration between commercial space companies and the government.
Today on The Atlantic
The Great Uniter: Billy Graham’s passing marks the end of an era for evangelicalism. Emma Green asks: “Will his legacy of bipartisan, ecumenical outreach be carried forward?”
‘It’s Still Grayish’: A talented young coder living in Silicon Valley speaks with Alexis C. Madrigal about the one thing standing in the way of his success: his immigration status.
Down With the Statues: North Carolina is dismissing charges against several activists who tore down a Confederate statue in Durham last summer, a move that could set an important political precedent. (David A. Graham)