After signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson allegedly declared the South lost to Democrats “for a generation.” There’s no evidence he really said it, but the words have lived on in political lore, and history has proven the statement true as a majority of the South has been firmly in Republican hands since the Reagan era. Could that be about to change, thanks in part to Donald Trump?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has raised (or lowered) the rhetorical bar; at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, he called rival Hillary Clinton a “bigot” and accused the Democratic party of using minority communities to garner votes.
On offense, and defense
Hillary Clinton has more to say about Donald Trump and what she calls “a hate movement.” She’s also blasting a report on her State Department meetings with Clinton Foundation donors, insisting her work as secretary of state “was not influenced by any outside forces.”
“Work with” them
Donald Trump insisted last night that there will be “no amnesty” for illegal immigrants in a Trump administration, but in the latest hint at his apparent reversal on mass-deportations, he suggested he would be willing to “work with” people who are already in the United States illegally.
History is being made in the waters off Long Island, where a team of fishermen and scientists say they’ve found the first known birthing site for great white sharks on the north Atlantic coast. They’ve already fitted nine young sharks with locators, and we’ve got a behind-the-scenes look at their efforts.
Cost of health
Amid the uproar over the price of EpiPens, millions of Americans who rely on another drug every day to stay alive and well are also finding it increasingly difficult to afford. The cost of insulin drugs in the U.S. has more than tripled in a decade, forcing some people to cut back or even go without.
Uber is soon to kick off one of the most ambitious trials to date of autonomous driving technology, putting 100 driverless vehicles on the streets of Pittsburgh. But success is far from assured. We look at the plans -- and whether the experiment is likely to speed the arrival of self-driving cars, or set it back for years.