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Good evening. Here’s the latest.
1. A chaotic end to the NATO summit meeting.
President Trump claimed he had persuaded other countries to increase their military spending, but European leaders quickly refuted the claim.
He affirmed his commitment to the alliance, however, despite his previous skepticism and criticism.
Mr. Trump is now in Britain, where he will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May (including at a state dinner, above) and other politicians — and try to steer clear of widespread organized protests.
The visit will test the U.S.’s “special relationship” with Britain, coming at a time of political turmoil in the U.K. Here’s what’s at stake.
2. A damning new report says FEMA was ill-prepared for the hurricane response in Puerto Rico last year, from which the island is still recovering.
The agency’s warehouse on the island was virtually empty when the storm arrived, and FEMA was short of workers equipped to respond to a catastrophe of such a scale, according to the draft report.
The report describes an initially chaotic and disorganized relief effort on Puerto Rico plagued with logistical problems — and confirms many of the criticisms that have been leveled at the agency.
3. How much might the trade war cost your family?
According to The Upshot, most families will see about a $ 60-a-year increase — for now. That could change if the tariff war continues to escalate and includes more affected products.
Perhaps no state has more to lose from President Trump’s trade war with China than Michigan. The state — a manufacturing hub with deep ties to international markets — is caught in the cross hairs, with its ability to remain competitive on the line.
“You can’t separate the two,” the president of the Detroit Chinese Business Association said of China and Michigan. “You’re going to kill the industry if you try.”
4. The Justice Department in March quietly opened an investigation into the killing of Emmett Till, above, the African-American teenager whose abduction and violent killing in 1955 in Mississippi rattled the nation.
Emmett’s death has remained an enduring reminder of Southern racism. As the region grapples with its violent past, historical markers about the case have been vandalized.
The government said the renewed inquiry was spurred by new information, but prosecutors face daunting challenges, and it’s unclear whether any new charges will be filed.
5. Reclaiming a home in the shadow of ISIS.
Our correspondent visited Raqqa, above, a longtime Islamic State stronghold in Syria that was liberated last year. Two-thirds of the city is gone, and there isn’t money to rebuild. But many people prefer life there to the refugee camps, despite the rubble and ever-present reminders of death.
Here’s what he saw.
6. A career F.B.I. agent criticized by President Trump defended himself before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, and it quickly got tense.
The agent, Peter Strzok, above, oversaw the opening of the Russia investigation and was also involved in the decision to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email use.
The hearing became a fiery spectacle, with Republicans intent on painting him as contemptuous of Mr. Trump. But Mr. Strzok aggressively rejected accusations that his political views had influenced his work, calling the Republican attacks on him “another victory notch in Putin’s belt.”
7. The Emmy nominations are in.
“Game of Thrones” and Netflix led the pack: “Game of Thrones” is up for 22 awards, while Netflix broke HBO’s 17-year streak of being the network to land the most nominations.
8. Take a trip into the heart of a fire-spitting black hole.
For the first time, scientists have the beginning of an answer to a vexing question: Where does the rain of high-energy particles from space known as cosmic rays come from?
They followed neutrinos, tiny particles that fly long distances and from otherwise impenetrable spots like the cores of stars at virtually the speed of light. Above, the IceCube Laboratory in Antarctica, where the tiny particle was observed last year.
As a neutrino expert put it: “We will start seeing into the guts of the most energetic objects in the universe.”
9. In our latest for the “Overlooked” series, we examine the life of Bette Nesmith Graham, the secretary who invented Liquid Paper — and offered workers relief from the pressures of perfection.
Ms. Graham, center, was a poor typist, but she was also an artist who knew that painters covered their mistakes by painting over them, not erasing them.
She started making the corrective fluid in her kitchen, tinkering with formulas and bottling it herself. In time, she became a wealthy businesswoman and philanthropist dedicated to helping women in the arts and business.
“Women have to just keep on with their determination and be relentless,” she said. “We have to not relent.”
10. Finally, if you’re looking to improve your well-being, don’t forget about your social circle.
Many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, but research suggests it’s also influenced by the company we keep.
As one researcher put it, “Your group of friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement, and will do more for you than just about anything.”
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