The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Community Grieves

By Elaine Godfrey

Today in 5 Lines

  • Authorities identified the five people killed in Thursday’s attack at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

  • President Trump addressed the shooting during an event at the White House, saying, “Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.”

  • In his first public appearance in months, former President Obama urged Democrats to not grow complacent. “If what you are doing requires no sacrifice at all, then you can do more,” he said.

  • Lawmakers have expressed concern about the Trump administration’s request for the Pentagon to help house and prosecute immigrants detained at the southern border. “We shouldn’t be militarizing border enforcement,” said California Representative Ro Khanna.

  • Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend rallies across the country on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

Today on The Atlantic

  • ‘When a Local Tragedy Becomes National News’: Residents in Annapolis, Maryland, are still grappling with the tragedy that struck their community Thursday afternoon, when a gunman opened fire in the Capital Gazette newsroom. Emma Green reports from the scene.

  • ID-ing a Suspect: The alleged perpetrator of Thursday’s deadly shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, was identified using facial recognition. Here’s how it works. (Ian Bogost)

  • ‘Let’s Call Ourselves the Super Elite’: President Trump’s remarks at a rally this week illuminated how his particular brand of populism works, writes David A. Graham.

  • A Surge in Refugees: The Trump administration’s actions against asylum-seekers from Central America has made the United States a global outlier. But it’s not the only country struggling with how to deal with an uptick in asylum-seekers. (Uri Friedman)


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