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All eyes on Singapore
President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, have both arrived in the city-state, where they are to meet at 9 p.m. Eastern today.
Hopes are high for the summit meeting, the first ever face-to-face encounter of leaders of the U.S. and North Korea. Yet most analysts doubt that Mr. Kim is prepared to give up his nuclear weapons.
Our reporters explain why the event is giving China the jitters and testing Mr. Trump’s claim of being a master deal maker.
• The president may be energized, but some of his exhausted aides are eyeing the exits, our Washington team hears. That includes his chief of staff, John Kelly, who is said to have called the White House “a miserable place to work.”
No more Mr. Nice Guy
President Trump escalated a bitter clash with some of America’s closest allies over the weekend, refusing to sign a joint statement of the Group of 7 leading economies and publicly accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada of betrayal.
The exchange, primarily over trade and tariffs, left many in Canada outraged and prompted a frosty riposte from the country’s foreign minister. It also further isolated the U.S. before the high-stakes talks in Singapore.
In The New York Times Magazine, we explored why Mr. Trudeau’s government was reconsidering its charm offensive toward Mr. Trump.
• Separately, Mitt Romney is eyeing a return to politics. Our reporter explains why the failed presidential candidate felt that a Senate campaign in Utah was too good to pass up.
A town that fought back
Morristown, Tenn., was the boyhood home of the frontiersman Davy Crockett. Now it’s on the front lines of America’s fierce debate over immigration.
Many immigrants have settled in the town since the early 1990s, and every Latino employee at a meatpacking plant there was rounded up in April — except a man who hid in a freezer. Now, their friends and neighbors are sticking up for them.
• Separately, the Justice Department said it agreed with a claim by Texas and six other states that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, was “unlawful.”
Hope and restraint at the Tonys
Broadway’s annual awards ceremony Sunday night celebrated inclusivity, openness and equality.
“The Band’s Visit,” a delicate musical about longing, loneliness and the Middle East, swept the night by winning 10 prizes. Read our earlier profile of a star cast member, and get the full list of winners here.
Teenage survivors of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla., received a standing ovation after singing an anthem of survival from the musical “Rent.”
• And President Trump’s name went unmentioned until Robert De Niro used it in an obscene salvo. It roused the audience, as well as television censors.
More praise for Anthony Bourdain
Our restaurant critic remembers him as a witty foodie who “would tell you things that others wouldn’t.” One such tip: Don’t order fish on Mondays. Here’s what to read, watch and listen to by and about Mr. Bourdain.
His death has residents of Kaysersberg, France, wondering why Mr. Bourdain chose their small village to end his life.
• We spoke to experts about how to help a loved one who is severely depressed.
“The Daily”: Alienating friends and wooing enemies
Why is President Trump picking fights with some of America’s closest allies?
• The Mexican government is said to have held off bringing corruption charges against officials connected to a Brazilian construction giant, because doing so might hurt the governing party’s chances in presidential elections next month.
• China had the world’s fastest computer for five years. As of last week, Summit, a machine built in Tennessee, has taken the lead. (Cooling it requires 4,000 gallons of water a minute.)
• Net neutrality rules expire today. It’s one of the headlines to watch this week.
• Recipe of the day: These spicy Sichuan noodles are ready in half an hour.
Over the Weekend
• A man from Honduras killed himself in a Texas holding cell after crossing into the U.S. with his wife and 3-year-old son. Border Patrol agents had said the family would be separated.
• Simona Halep of Romania won her first major title, defeating Sloane Stephens, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, at the French Open. Rafael Nadal of Spain returned to form and won the tournament for the 11th time, defeating Dominic Thiem, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.
• Justify, ridden by the 52-year-old jockey Mike Smith, won the Belmont Stakes, earning the horse the Triple Crown.
• The Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their third N.B.A. title in four years. Their path to the finals, our reporters write, “was more Appalachian Trail than autobahn.”
• “Ocean’s 8” earned $ 41.5 million over the weekend, securing the top spot at the North American box office. But the film cost at least $ 150 million to make and market, and reviews are muted.
(Our reporter explains why filming the movie was such a complex process.)
• 30 billion gallons of lava.
That’s roughly what has poured over Hawaii’s biggest island since the Kilauea volcano erupted on May 3. Here’s what the lava looks like from space and up close.
• Were your 20s messy?
They often are.
To help recent college graduates, we’re collecting your stories about mistakes. Tell us here about a time from your early 20s when you messed up, and how things turned out.
• Meet the photographer who traveled to Iceland to document those who believe in elves, fairies and water sprites.
• Quotation of the day
“Some people can’t float. He cannot float.”
— Anne Romney, Mitt Romney’s wife of 49 years, on why her husband is so impressed with water polo players.
• The Times, in other words
• What we’re reading
Andrea Kannapell, the briefings editor, recommends this piece in Politico: “On Sunday afternoon, I started seeing a lot of our reporters and editors sharing this story on Twitter. The reporter Annie Karni writes about accidentally discovering that President Trump has an ‘odd and enduring habit of ripping up papers when he’s done with them’ — but since many are required by law to be preserved, workers have spent untold hours taping them back together.”
The upscale resort island in Singapore where President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong-un tomorrow is named Sentosa. In Malay, the word means “tranquillity.”
But the island has a troubled past.
Until 1970, it was known as Pulau Blakang Mati, a reference to a hill there whose name means “Behind Death.” One theory holds that the island was long a sanctuary for the spirits of warriors who had been buried on an adjacent island (which was itself associated with piracy).
Pulau Blakang Mati was also the site of a mysterious epidemic (probably malaria) during the British colonial era, and it was one of the places where Japanese soldiers killed thousands of Chinese male civilians after invading Singapore in 1942.
In 1969, four years after Singapore gained independence, the government attempted to rebrand Pulau Blakang Mati by soliciting ideas for a new name. It later awarded $ 500 each to the five people who proposed “Sentosa.”
A cable car was also built from Sentosa to Singapore’s main island in 1974. A local newspaper said in 1969 that the project would be the city-state’s “trump card in its campaign to lure tourists.”
Mike Ives wrote today’s Back Story.