The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: (Still) Fraught Pruitt

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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

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Today in 5 Lines

  • The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to consider race in the admissions process to promote diversity.

  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly urged President Trump this spring to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and let him run the Department of Justice instead.

  • Former Ohio State wrestlers are accusing Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, the team’s former assistant coach, of “failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students” during his time at the university. Jordan has denied knowing about the abuse.

  • President Trump said on Twitter that negotiations are “going well” with North Korea and that if not for him, the U.S. would be at war with the country.

  • The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee released an unclassified summary upholding the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Today on The Atlantic

  • From the Mountains to the Prairies: President Trump’s nativism is transforming America’s physical landscape. Here’s how. (Jedediah Purdy)

  • When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday: After the end of the Civil War, African Americans in the South embraced Independence Day and transformed…


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