Manchester, Hillary Clinton, Paris Agreement: Your Evening Briefing
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Good evening. Here’s the latest.
1. President Trump spent the day in Taormina, Sicily, a sun-drenched pleasure dome for the global jet set, a place where our correspondent said Mr. Trump’s worlds of luxury, business and politics were sure to intermingle, if not collide.
Mr. Trump was in town for the Group of 7 summit meeting, where world leaders on Friday intensified their pressure on him to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
We looked at whether the Paris climate agreement could survive Mr. Trump’s “renegotiation,” and here’s our latest coverage of his trip.
2. More deadly attacks broke out in nations already weary with violence.
In Egypt, at least 28 people were killed by gunmen who stormed buses carrying Coptic Christian worshipers; many victims were shot at close range. Hours later, Egyptian jets carried out airstrikes on six militant camps in eastern Libya. Above, a funeral for the victims in Egypt.
The Taliban stormed an Afghan Army outpost Kandahar and killed at least 15 soldiers in hours of fighting — the latest in a wave of attacks in the strategically vital province.
And in Iraq, video smuggled out of the country and broadcast by ABC News appears to show an Iraqi special forces unit — one that has been praised by the U.S. — torturing and executing civilians in Mosul last year.
3. When overhauling the tax code becomes easier than repealing Obamacare.
Most Senate Republicans would like to keep their vow to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but they face the urgent challenge of stabilizing insurance markets that are in danger of melting down. Above, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader.
With health care negotiations sputtering, many Republicans are quietly turning their attention to changes in the tax code as a possible path for legislative success.
4. Our reporters went to Manchester, England, where a few blocks contain a whole world.
Kurdish barbers sit next to stores selling shimmering saris. An Islamic bookstore faces a Jamaican supermarket. There is food from Tunisia, Vietnam and all points in between.
The terrorist bombing on Monday that killed 22 people was an attack not just on the city, but on the multicultural “Mancunian way.”
On Friday, British officials said that they had rounded up the bulk of the Manchester bomber’s associates. Eight men, ages 18 to 38, are in custody as searches continue.
5. For America’s new female grunts, it’s heavy packs and the weight of history.
Our journalists followed the first group of women to graduate from Army infantry training, a milestone the Army has sought to play down. But those who made it through see it as monumental and revolutionary.
6. Is it wrong to body slam a journalist?
These days, opinions vary. Greg Gianforte, a wealthy Montana Republican, above, was elected a day after he attacked a reporter — and some conservatives even wanted the news media to apologize.
The late-night hosts didn’t exactly have an answer, either, but they knew the episode made for good comedy.
7. “You may have heard that things didn’t exactly go the way I planned,” Hillary Clinton said in her commencement address at Wellesley College, her alma mater. “But you know what? I’m doing O.K.”
Mrs. Clinton went on to excoriate President Trump — though never by name — lambasting his proposed budget and drawing parallels to Richard Nixon.
8. Golf is at the center of the Trump family’s fortune, and a P.G.A. tournament is being played at one of Donald Trump’s courses for the first time since he became president.
The event — the Senior P.G.A. Championship at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. — illustrates how the lingering ties with his commercial empire, particularly the golf business, are testing the limits of Mr. Trump’s own ethics policy.
Above, Eric Trump, the president’s son.
9. “Brand-new and unexpected.”
That’s how scientists are describing new findings about Jupiter after the first few orbits of the Juno spacecraft provided a glimpse of the interior, the poles and the equator of the solar system’s largest planet. Above, a close-up of Jupiter’s clouds.
10. It’s Memorial Day weekend and summer movies are here.
We reviewed the glistening bodies of “Baywatch”; the latest, punishingly bad installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean”; and a four-hour documentary of the Grateful Dead.
We also have two sets of summer reading recommendations, from one of our book critics and from novelists who own bookstores.
Have a great weekend.
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