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Today in 5 Lines

  • President Trump is expected to announce his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at 9 p.m. ET.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, where he met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and reiterated the U.S. commitment to the country.

  • Four more members of a youth soccer team were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand on Monday. Four boys and their coach remain in the cave.

  • British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned, citing his disappointment with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to remain close with the European Union after Brexit.

  • Trump will travel to Brussels for a summit with NATO leaders on Tuesday. After the summit, he’ll head to the U.K. to meet with May, and then to Finland for a one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Today on The Atlantic

  • Here’s What Will Happen: Maine Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican, said she won’t vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee who has been hostile to Roe v. Wade. Here’s why she’ll likely support President Trump’s pick—whoever it is. (David A. Graham)

  • An Uphill Battle for Cynthia Nixon:

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