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August 19 2018


Security Clearances, Elon Musk, Aretha Franklin: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

August 18 2018


Merkel and Putin Sound Pragmatic Notes After Years of Tension

The Russian president called on Germany’s help in rebuilding Syria so refugees can return to the war-devastated country.

White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes being scrutinized in the case. His cooperation with investigators is unusual.

News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

Turkey’s descent into authoritarianism and crisis has destroyed whatever hopes remained that the country’s president might serve as a force for moderation.

Trump Tax Cut Unlocks Millions for a Republican Election Blitz

Republicans may be struggling to sell their $1.5 trillion tax cut to voters, but the law has helped unleash tens of millions from donors who benefited handsomely from it.

Truth-Testing Trump’s 250-Plus Attacks on the Russia Inquiry

We assessed President Trump’s claims about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the ensuing federal investigation of his campaign.

States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

Without waiting for Congress or the Trump administration, states have passed many laws to hold down drug prices, over the objections of manufacturers.

The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.

Accusing Trump Adviser of Repeatedly Lying to Investigators, Mueller Asks for Jail Time

In a memo filed Friday evening, Robert Mueller said that George Papadopoulos’s attempts to mislead the F.B.I. had a significant effect on the investigation into Russian election interference.

Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

President Trump threatened to revoke “very soon” the security clearance of the little-known Justice Department official, who has been accused of having helped start the Russia investigation.

Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them

President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.

Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”

August 17 2018


Citing Costs, Trump Retreats From Massive Military Parade in Capital

The president said local politicians “wanted a number so ridiculously high” that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already postponed.

Trump, Elon Musk, Turkey: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Elon Musk, Aretha Franklin, ‘Disenchantment’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

New York Today: New York Today: Aretha Franklin’s New York

Friday: Aretha Franklin’s performances in the city and readers’ memories of the “Queen of Soul.”

Europe Edition: Aretha Franklin, Genoa, Trump: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Elon Musk Confronts a Fateful Tesla Tweet and an ‘Excruciating’ Year

After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.

August 16 2018


Aretha Franklin, Trump, N.Y.U.: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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