The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Recovering from Michael

Written by Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal) and Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

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At least 14 people have died from Hurricane Michael, the category-4 storm that slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday and has swept across the southeastern U.S.

The Turkish government reportedly told U.S. officials it has audio and video evidence to support the conclusion that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

The White House is reportedly considering plans that could again separate children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was accused of mishandling sexual-abuse allegations during his time as a bishop in Pittsburgh.

A Turkish court ordered the release of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who had been on house arrest in the country for two years.

Today on The Atlantic

Battleground Kansas: In neighboring Kansas districts, GOP candidates have two different strategies. One, looking for bipartisan appeal, is aligning himself with former President Barack Obama. The other is all-in for Trump. (Russell Berman)

A Clarifying Moment: The Trump administration’s equivocation on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi makes one thing clear, writes David A. Graham: “For now, at least, we’re seeing the end of American lip service to human rights.”

The Struggle for the Suburbs: GOP incumbents are probably going to lose in 15 suburban districts—and they’ll have Trump to blame. (Ronald Brownstein)

It’s About Status: The men of color who see themselves in Justice Brett Kavanaugh are missing a key difference between Kavanaugh and themselves: his privilege. (Jemele Hill)

SnapshotA man walks through the damaged historical downtown district in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida. (David Goldman / AP)What We’re Reading

What Now?: Hurricane Michael devastated poor, rural communities in the Florida Panhandle, where …read more

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