Today in 5 Lines
NASA announced the nine astronauts who will take the first spaceflights from U.S. soil since 2011, aboard spacecraft developed by SpaceX and Boeing.
The Labor Department announced that the U.S. added 157,000 new jobs this month, about 30,000 less than expected.
China threatened to place $60 billion in new tariffs on American imports if the U.S. moves forward with its own tariffs on Chinese goods.
After a bitter primary fight, underdog Bill Lee won the Tennessee Republican gubernatorial primary on Thursday night.
During the fourth day of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial, his former accountant said that she filed tax returns she believed were false.
Today on The Atlantic
Alex Jones’s Legacy: Competing truths no longer pollute American discourse—competing lies do. (Megan Garber)
‘Witch Hunt’: With his repeated Twitter attacks on the Russia investigation, Trump is exploiting a psychological reality: Say something enough times, and people might start to believe it. (Olivia Paschal)
The Death of Bipartisan Romance?: The relationship between Grimes, the left-leaning singer, and Elon Musk, the maligned capitalist billionaire, has Twitter critics riled up. (Spencer Kornhaber)
A Calling: In predominantly rural states like Arkansas, governments often struggle to provide adequate foster care. But evangelical groups are stepping into the void. (Naomi Schaefer Riley)
Left in Limbo: The Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies have stranded nearly 100 Iranian Christians in Austria, with no relief in sight. (Krishnadev Calamur)
What We’re Reading
A Step Forward? The United States has restarted diplomatic conversations with the Taliban, and some experts are cautiously optimistic about a potential peace process. (Alex Ward, Vox)
More Than Ever: Meet the Native Americans who are running for office in record numbers. (Mark Trahant, High Country News)
A Place Called Hope: Everything might seem terrible, writes Jim Geraghty, but there are many reasons to be optimistic about America’s future. (National Review)
A Smaller Tent: As the Democratic Party moves to the left on abortion, it’s leaving the pro-life faction of the party behind. (Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico Magazine)
The Wacky World of Chyrons: See how cable news uses chyrons to report on the president—and call him out. (Paul Farhi, The Washington Post)