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• President Trump is scheduled to arrive in Quebec this morning for the annual summit meeting of the Group of 7 leaders, and the anger over his decision to impose tariffs is palpable.
On Thursday, President Emmanuel Macron of France and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada lashed out at Mr. Trump for imposing tariffs on their steel and aluminum.
“Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the U.S. massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers,” Mr. Trump responded on Twitter. We checked some of his numbers.
• Mr. Trump will skip most of the second day and head for Singapore for his high-stakes meeting next week with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Mr. Trump predicted that his decision to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran would result in a successful negotiation with Mr. Kim.
A flurry of news from D.C.
• A former Senate aide is set to appear before a federal judge today in Washington after being arrested in an investigation of the leak of classified information. His case also led prosecutors to seize the phone and email records of a Times reporter, the first known instance of such a tactic under President Trump.
Separately, insurers could again deny people health coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions after the administration told a federal court that it would no longer defend provisions of the Affordable Care Act. A definitive ruling could be months away.
And Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that House Republicans would pursue a compromise bill on immigration, setting up a showdown between moderates and conservatives in his party.
• But perhaps the biggest news for Washingtonians last night involved a hockey team: The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup, and the city’s first major sports championship since 1992.
Tracing a history, from China to U.S.
• Sitting in a storeroom near the National Mall in Washington is a 2,300-year-old silk parchment, a Chinese version of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
But the Chu Silk Manuscript has been hidden from public view because of its fragility — and the uncertain circumstances by which it ended up in the U.S.
• A prominent historian and archaeologist has pieced together its remarkable odyssey, causing a stir in the rarefied world of Chinese antiquities and raising questions about collectors who pillage historic sites. Read more here.
A troubling rise in suicides
• The U.S. suicide rate increased 25 percent from 1999 to 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday, even though the rates of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment also greatly increased.
Nearly 45,000 Americans ages 10 or older killed themselves in 2016. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the country.
• If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of additional resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.
“The Daily”: Part 5 of “Charm City”
• The relatives of a Baltimore teenager think they know who killed him, but a new story emerges when his mother sees the surveillance video of his final moments.
• President Trump agreed to lift sanctions against the Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE after it said it would pay a $ 1 billion fine and make other concessions.
The reprieve for ZTE is a sign that Mr. Trump is willing to go only so far in his trade dispute with Beijing. The reason, our business columnist writes, could be found among the farmers of Iowa.
• The chemical industry has scored a big victory at the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Trump administration is scaling back tests to determine the health and safety risks of potentially toxic chemicals, E.P.A. documents show.
• The rise of the gig economy is apparent everywhere but in actual statistics. Defying forecasts, a survey of nontraditional employment shows it has actually become less common since 2005.
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• Learn to rant productively.
• Five cheap(ish) things to keep in your kitchen this summer.
• Recipe of the day: Chez Panisse’s delightful blueberry cobbler.
• Life on Mars?
Carbon molecules used and produced by living organisms have been identified on the planet. That’s not proof of life, but scientists are excited.
• In memoriam
David Douglas Duncan was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, capturing the poignant realities of war. He also produced an extensive pictorial record of the artist Pablo Picasso. He was 102.
• The week in good news
Read about a prom in Chicago, an ancient tomb in Rome and five other stories that inspired us.
• Quiz time!
Did you keep up with this week’s news? Test yourself.
• Ready for the weekend
At the movies, our critics reviewed “Ocean’s 8,” an all-female sequel to the George Clooney-Brad Pitt heist films, and “Hereditary,” a horror film starring Toni Collette. We also recommend a documentary about Mister Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
The release of a lost recording by the John Coltrane Quartet is to be announced today. “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” was recorded in 1963, two years before “A Love Supreme,” the jazz saxophonist’s magnum opus.
We don’t often mention horse racing in this space, but Justify has a chance to become the 13th Triple Crown winner at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
And the Tony Awards are Sunday. Our annual survey of awards voters suggests that a few shows have emerged as clear favorites, including “The Band’s Visit,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Angels in America.”
• Best of late-night TV
President Trump played down the importance of preparation in discussing his meeting with North Korea. Stephen Colbert was concerned: “Quick reminder: The fallout from this meeting could be actual fallout.”
• Quotation of the day
“His dad doesn’t get to see him being joyful. It’s as if these moments with his son have been stolen from him. I am no substitute.”
— Janice, the foster mother of José, 5, whose father has been in detention since he and the boy were separated by the U.S. authorities after crossing the border in El Paso, Tex.
• The Times, in other words
• What we’re reading
Michael Roston, a senior staff editor on the Science desk, recommends this piece from The Atlantic: “The science department recently examined some of the ethical questions of bringing a functionally extinct subspecies of rhinoceros back into existence using reproductive technologies. Ed Yong took another tack for The Atlantic, looking at the messy logistics of helping captive rhinos make babies. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about rhino reproduction but were afraid to ask.”
This week, the team behind “The Daily” is featuring a special audio series about Baltimore after the 2015 killing of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore was founded in 1729, but the term “Charm City” originated more than 240 years later, as part of an advertising campaign.
The fading industrial city was the site of riots after the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the early 1970s, it faced a series of municipal strikes, including by garbage workers.
Baltimore’s mayor at the time, William Schaefer, was a tireless promoter, and he turned to advertising executives to try to attract tourists.
Their idea: Charm City.
“It gave Baltimore a sense of pride in being characterized as something as simple (and powerful) as being ‘nice,’ ” one of the admen later told The Baltimore Sun.
The campaign didn’t last, but the nickname did.
After spending a weekend in Baltimore last year, one of our travel writers declared, “Charm City has raised the charm quotient considerably.”
Chris Stanford wrote today’s Back Story.
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