(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)
Good evening. Here’s the latest.
1. President Trump brought a defiant swagger to the world’s most exclusive club: the Group of 7. Before he left Washington, he vowed that he would not capitulate on tariffs and called on the group to re-admit Russia.
Above, Mr. Trump with the host, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.
The summit meeting concludes on Saturday. And then Mr. Trump turns his attention to another diplomatic encounter, with even higher stakes: his meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea on Tuesday in Singapore.
Our correspondent in Singapore writes that the country’s history as a trading center and neutral diplomatic player makes it one of the few places in the world with relatively cordial ties to both North Korea and the U.S.
2. The special counsel, Robert Mueller, brought new obstruction charges against President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, above.
Prosecutors said the new charges related to Mr. Manafort’s efforts to coach the stories of witnesses against him. And they also added charges against an associate of Mr. Manafort, Konstantin Kilimnik, who is suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence.
Separately, President Trump praised the arrest of a former aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of an inquiry into leaks of classified information. As part of that investigation, law enforcement officials secretly seized a Times reporter’s phone and email records going back several years.
3. Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting CNN host who transformed food writing and TV, was found dead of suicide in his hotel room in France. He was 61.
Mr. Bourdain worked for years as a chef before he published a best-selling memoir, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” that elevated him to celebrity status and a new career on TV. He was the witty, connected guide who would tell you things that others wouldn’t, our restaurant critic wrote.
The news prompted an outpouring of grief from fellow celebrities and fans, including former President Barack Obama, who shared a meal with Mr. Bourdain in Vietnam in 2016.
Here is what to read, what to watch and what to listen to by and about Mr. Bourdain.
4. The U.S. retook the lead in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.
A $ 200 million machine called Summit, above, built for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, reclaimed the No. 1 place from China. It can make mathematical calculations at the rate of 200 quadrillion per second, or 200 petaflops.
For comparison’s sake: If a person performed one calculation a second, he or she would have to live for more than 6.3 billion years to match what the machine can do in a second.
5. The latest from our sports desk:
Congratulations to the Washington Capitals, who won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Above, their fans celebrated in the streets.
Game 4 of the N.B.A. Finals is at 9 p.m. Eastern. (We’ll have live coverage here, and you can watch on ABC.)
The Belmont Stakes is Saturday; here are our experts’ picks. (Post time is 6:37 p.m. Eastern, and NBC has the broadcast.)
6. A year after the death of Freddie Gray, a teenager known as Nook was shot and killed by a police officer in Baltimore.
Nook’s family is still seeking the truth about how he died. In a new five-part audio series called “Charm City,” we followed them as they searched for answers. Above, his mother, Toby.
The series explores what Nook’s case says about Baltimore, race and policing. Listen here.
7. For the first time in modern ballet history, a male dancer is performing as part of the female ensemble at an international ballet company.
Chase Johnsey, above, is performing in the English National Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Coliseum Theater, as part of the female corps de ballet. The 32-year-old American identifies as gender fluid but uses male pronouns.
“I want to be seen as a ballerina,” Mr. Johnsey said. “My hair is up, I wear makeup, female attire. I am able to do female roles and look the part, so that is artistically what I do.”
8. American Muslims say they own guns for the same reasons as anyone else: for protection, for hunting and sport shooting, for gun and rifle collections or for their work.
But they also cite another factor: fear of persecution and hate crimes. We sent a photographer around the country to talk to Muslim gun owners about why they decided to arm themselves, and how they’ve been received at gun stores and shooting ranges.
They’re often viewed with suspicion or even harassed in such venues. Adam Abutaa, above, a 22-year-old Palestinian-American, told us he still practices at a range with friends: “We’ll just make sure not to talk any Arabic.”
9. On the late-night shows, the hosts made a crack or five about President Trump’s upcoming meeting with Kim Jong-un.
And Stephen Colbert took note of Melania Trump’s re-emergence after surgery. (Mr. Trump also talked to reporters about the first lady on Friday, saying she was doing “great” but still couldn’t travel.)
“She saw her shadow, that means at least six more weeks of marriage,” Mr. Colbert quipped.
10. Finally, time for your weekly reminder: It’s not all bad news out there.
In The Week in Good News, we chronicle love in New York City, new developments in cancer treatment and an archaeological discovery in Rome, among other stories.
And if you’d like to test yourself on this week’s headlines, try our news quiz.
Have a great weekend.
Your Evening Briefing is posted at 6 p.m. Eastern.
And don’t miss Your Morning Briefing. Sign up here to get it by email in the Australian, Asian, European or American morning.
Want to catch up on past briefings? You can browse them here.
What did you like? What do you want to see here? Let us know at email@example.com.