Good Thursday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• Explosive devices were found Wednesday in mail sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN’s New York offices. Others were addressed to public figures who have faced right-wing criticism, and one was found on Monday at the home of George Soros. Read the latest updates.
• President Trump denounced the attempted bombings as “despicable acts.” Here’s more on his statement.
• For a country consumed with partisan animosity less than two weeks before the midterm elections, the attacks have already deepened the political divide.
• The Black Lives Matter movement and the abuses and policy decisions it has highlighted have become an integral part of major races. Read how Lucy McBath’s campaign in Georgia is helping define the movement.
• If Representative Carlos Curbelo of Florida loses his seat, it could be a sign that the “blue wave” has reached the biggest presidential swing state. If he wins, it will be a credit not just to Republicans, but also a sign of his own unique appeal.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer in New York.
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