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North Korea, G-7, Net Neutrality: Your Monday Evening Briefing

North Korea, G-7, Net Neutrality: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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Good evening. Here’s the latest.

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1. It was on. It was off. It was on again. And in a few hours, the world will be watching as President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea shake hands.

Our team of reporters will be covering every angle before, during and after their meeting, which is set to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern. Follow along here.

President Trump exuded confidence before the meeting (he and his team had lunch with Singapore’s prime minister on Monday). But he has never faced off with an adversary like Mr. Kim. Nor have the stakes of his negotiations been so high. The United States hopes North Korea will rid itself of its nuclear arsenal, while North Korea wants American weapons out of the Korean peninsula.

Want to catch up before the meeting starts? Here’s our breakdown of the basics. And one thing to keep in mind: Nuclear disarmament in North Korea would be a monumental task. The sides may not even have the same definition of denuclearization.

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2. Looking back for a moment: President Trump finished up a G-7 meeting in Canada over the weekend — unforgettably.

America’s closest allies certainly won’t forget the rockiest annual meeting of major Western powers in decades. Mr. Trump sharply criticized them, isolating himself and upending the global trade order the U.S. itself built.

He also called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, above with President Emmanuel Macron of France, “very dishonest & weak.” Canadians were not pleased.

“Friends do not treat friends with such contempt,” said Frank McKenna, a former Canadian ambassador to the U.S.

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3. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Ohio could kick people off its voter rolls if they skip a few elections and fail to respond to a notice. The case was based on a man who discovered that he couldn’t vote in 2015 — seven years after the last time he’d voted.

Ohio is the most aggressive state in purging its voter rolls, ostensibly to remove people who have moved. But the ruling plays into a partisan war over voting restrictions, which Republicans portray as fighting fraud and which Democrats say is the suppression of minority and liberal impact.

This week, the court will consider whether to hear the appeal of Brendan Dassey, whose conviction was the focus of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” At issue is his taped confession, which his lawyers say was improperly coerced when he was 16.

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4. Democratic women are running for governor in 17 states, but familiar obstacles stand in their way: money and men.

While women have surged in congressional primaries, several women are having trouble finding footing in governor’s races, losing out on political and financial support to their male rivals. Several of the women said they’re facing resistance to female power at the executive level, even when they have more political experience than their opponents.

“It takes a lot of work to prove to people that you have that credential,” said Chris Giunchigliani, above, who is running in Nevada.

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5. Migration check-in:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said women who fear domestic violence do not have legal grounds for asylum. He reversed a court decision that gave asylum to a woman from El Salvador who had been raped and abused by her husband, writing that the asylum statute “does not provide redress for all misfortune.”

Immigration raids and deportations are up. We have the surprising story of one of the largest raids, in a Tennessee town — and how that town fought back.

In Italy, a new populist government turned away a rescue boat with more than 600 migrants and said it would do the same with others, following through on hard-line campaign promises to crack down on immigration. That set off a diplomatic confrontation (Spain finally said it would accept the ship).

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6. “The Band’s Visit,” above, and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” were the big winners at Sunday’s Tony Awards.

The dramatic high point came in a performance by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in February. They sang “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent,” while the school’s drama director received a theater education award.

Here’s the full list of winners, and our writers assembled the best and worst moments of the evening (including Robert De Niro’s profane, politicized jolt).

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7. The World Cup begins on Thursday.

The U.S. didn’t qualify to compete, but here are the countries and the stars that will battle it out in Russia. Above, Mathew Ryan, Australia’s goalkeeper, practiced on Monday.

And speaking of the world’s top athletes: Justify, the horse that became the 13th Triple Crown champion with a win at Belmont Park on Saturday, might continue to race, or he could head to the money-making breeding shed.

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8. It’s official: Net neutrality is over.

As of Monday, six months after the Federal Communications Commission dismantled regulations that the Obama administration enacted in 2015, internet providers can charge more for certain content or for giving preferential treatment to certain websites. Above, Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman.

Get caught up on what the new rules allow, how it could affect you and why people are worried about it.

Our tech columnist is more amazed that net neutrality lasted as long as it did.

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9. Lasik eye surgery to improve vision is widely perceived to be a foolproof procedure. A growing body of evidence suggests otherwise.

Enduring side effects can include light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions. Some can last months, or longer.

“My vision is considered 20/20, because I see the A’s, B’s and C’s all the way down the chart,” said Geobanni Ramirez, 33, who had the surgery two years ago. “But I see three A’s, three B’s, three C’s.”

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10. Finally, something else entirely.

It was precisely the kind of marketing stunt often rewarded on social media, and sure enough, IHOP got the reaction it sought. It said it would now be known as IHOb, for International House of burgers instead of Pancakes, and some people cared for some reason.

At least our reporter, Jonah Engel Bromwich, had some fun with it.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you have a spectacular evening.

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