The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: ‘I’ve Always Kind of Felt Like Eventually It Was Going to Happen Here, Too’

People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School on May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.

-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Today in 5 Lines

  • Nine students and one teacher were killed after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, according to Governor Greg Abbott. A student who survived the shooting told a reporter, “It’s been happening everywhere. I’ve always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too.”

  • The House rejected an $867 billion farm bill. Members of the House Freedom Caucus voted against the legislation after failing to secure a future vote on a conservative immigration bill.

  • The Trump administration released new guidelines that would withhold federal funding from health clinics providing abortions or referring patients for abortions.

  • Trump nominated Robert Wilkie, the acting veterans affairs secretary, to be the agency’s permanent leader.

  • Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that the special counsel agreed to narrow the scope of an interview with the president down to “about two” topics, signaling that Trump’s team is continuing to work with Mueller while also ramping up public attacks.

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