Today in 5 Lines

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the chamber will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Voters in Alabama head to the polls to cast their ballots in the state’s Senate Republican primary. President Trump said he will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday to assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria. During an address at Georgetown University Law Center, Sessions said that “freedom of thought and speech on the American campus are under attack,” as he criticized NFL players for kneeling in protest during the National Anthem. Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee said he will not run for reelection in 2018.

Today on The Atlantic

  • Roy’s Boys: On Monday night, several stars of the Breitbart universe, including former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and British politician Nigel Farage, rallied in support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. (Rosie Gray)
  • ‘A Nation of Snowflakes’: People across the political spectrum believe that the American left is waging war on free speech. But the real threat to the First Amendment comes from the state. (Adam Serwer)
  • Island in Darkness: Since Hurricane Maria knocked out most of Puerto Rico’s above-ground cable and phone infrastructure, residents have scrambled to find other ways to connect with their relatives on the mainland. (Vann R. Newkirk II)

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