Tensions are high after several incidents sparked panic days after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, a secretive Christian group at the heart of D.C. politics gets ready for its close-up, and Beatles fans come together for an Abbey Road anniversary.
Witnesses said they called police after Thomas Bartram, 21, made threatened people and brandished a knife while sitting in his truck outside of a community center for immigrants in El Paso, Texas, just days after a mass shooting that killed 22 people at a Walmart in the border town.
His truck was emblazoned with pro-Trump banners and bumper stickers promoting InfoWars, a far-right conspiracy website and radio show.
The El Paso Police Department said that Bartram was "detained, interviewed and released after it was determined that no criminal offense had been committed."
President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he would be naming Joseph Maguire, the current director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as acting director of national intelligence.
A source with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News that National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, who is retiring on August 15, had recommended that Gordon replace him. But White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told him the White House had someone else in mind.