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A vulgar insult to immigrants
• President Trump provoked outrage around the globe on Thursday after complaining about Haitians and Africans and asking why the U.S. ought to settle for immigrants from “shithole international locations.”
It was the most recent instance of the president’s penchant for racially tinged remarks. The feedback, which the White Home didn’t deny, got here throughout a gathering about giving authorized standing to immigrants delivered to the U.S. as youngsters.
Mr. Trump mentioned extra folks needs to be admitted from locations like Norway, the place his profanity was denounced early right this moment.
• Many information retailers took the uncommon step of utilizing the expletive. Phil Corbett, the requirements editor at The Occasions, mentioned: “It appeared fairly clear to all of us that we must always quote the language straight, not paraphrase it.”
The White Home’s busy day (and night time)
• President Trump introduced on Twitter late Thursday that he had canceled a visit to London due to the associated fee and “off location” of the brand new U.S. Embassy. He had been anticipated to face protests within the British capital.
The information got here after a day during which the administration mentioned it could let states require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work or take part in different “neighborhood engagement actions.”
A justification for the change to one of many nation’s largest social insurance coverage packages for low-income folks is that it could make them more healthy. There may be not robust proof for that rivalry.
• And Mr. Trump has once more determined to cease in need of reimposing strict sanctions on Iran. Two folks briefed on his resolution mentioned he was anticipated to offer Congress and European allies a deadline to enhance the deal.
Pivotal take a look at for surveillance
• The Home voted on Thursday to increase the Nationwide Safety Company’s warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal adjustments.
The laws should nonetheless undergo the Senate, however passing the Home was the main hurdle.
• The legislation was enacted in 2008 to legalize a model of a once-secret warrantless surveillance program created after the terrorist assaults on Sept. 11, 2001.
Placing family and friends first
• In an interview with The Occasions, Mark Zuckerberg, Fb’s chief govt, mentioned the sweeping adjustments the social media large is making to prioritize content material from people who its two billion customers know.
The shift, which is able to de-emphasize content material from publishers and types, is probably the most important overhaul to the Information Feed in years.
• “We need to ensure that our merchandise will not be simply enjoyable, however are good for folks,” Mr. Zuckerberg mentioned. “We have to refocus the system.”
A former ISIS recruiter desires out
• A 33-year-old lady from France has spent the final 5 years in Syria, the place she ultimately turned a outstanding propagandist and recruiter for the militant group.
Now, she desires to go dwelling.
• Our correspondent in Paris writes: “The quandary her case poses is an more and more widespread one for France and different European international locations: What ought to they do when residents who’re former Islamic State fighters or supporters need to return?”
• A bumpy day for Walmart: The most important non-public employer within the U.S. cited the brand new tax invoice in asserting wage will increase, bonuses and expanded advantages to its hourly staff. However it’s additionally closing 63 Sam’s Membership shops.
• Morgan Stanley investigated accusations of harassment by one among its executives, the previous congressman Harold Ford Jr., and located no proof. Then it fired him anyway.
• What’s $27 billion to Wall Road? Funding banks used to mint cash by buying and selling bonds, currencies and different advanced securities. However that enterprise is in decline, a pattern that’s reshaping the business.
• U.S. shares have been up on Thursday. Right here’s a snapshot of world markets right this moment.
Suggestions, each new and outdated, for a extra fulfilling life.
• Need to be joyful? Assume like an outdated particular person.
• Earlier than reserving with a constitution airline, examine its security report.
• Recipe of the day: Have a good time Friday with Sam Sifton’s oven-roasted hen shawarma.
• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss
Writers from throughout the political spectrum talk about Congress’s vote to increase the N.S.A.’s spying program.
• The week in excellent news
It isn’t all dangerous on the market.
• Quiz time!
Did you retain up with this week’s information? Take a look at your self.
• Prepared for the weekend
On the films, our critics evaluate “The Commuter,” starring Liam Neeson, and “Paddington 2,” starring the bear from deepest, darkest Peru.
Our TV critic was unimpressed by “Philip Okay. Dick’s Electrical Desires,” Amazon’s sci-fi anthology, however now we have another streaming concepts.
We advocate 11 new books, and spherical up the perfect theater, artwork and music choices within the New York space.
Lastly, we visited “Homicide Is Her Passion,” an exhibition on the Smithsonian in Washington of 19 miniature crime scenes created as coaching instruments for police investigators.
• Better of late-night TV
The comedy hosts had a tough time, for as soon as, making mild about one among President Trump’s feedback.
• Citation of the day
“Villagers will all the time say they’d no intention of killing the elephants, the poison was supposed for wild pigs.”
— Suwarno, director of Animals Indonesia, a conservation group, referring to circumstances involving farmers fed up with elephants that maraud their plantations.
“Howdy. I’m Johnny Money.”
With these phrases, Mr. Money kicked off a live performance at a state jail in California that revitalized his music profession and fortified his outlaw persona. Recorded 50 years in the past on Saturday, “At Folsom Jail” stays a landmark in American music.
Entertaining inmates — whereas taunting their guards — was tame in contrast with the opposite exploits of the Man in Black.
In 1965, Mr. Money unintentionally began a forest fireplace in Southern California that burned a whole bunch of acres and devastated a inhabitants of endangered condors. (Mr. Money advised a decide, “I don’t care about your rattling yellow buzzards.”) Later in life, he was attacked by an ostrich and nearly died.
In a dispute along with his label within the 1980s, Mr. Money launched a parody referred to as “Hen in Black.” He referred to as the observe “deliberately atrocious,” but it surely was probably the most profitable factor he’d performed in years. (There’s additionally a video.)
Mr. Money, who died in 2003, was a Morse Code knowledgeable within the Air Power who eavesdropped on Soviet chatter. He was additionally an ordained minister and wrote a novel, “Man in White,” in regards to the Apostle Paul.
As Mr. Money advised The Occasions in a 1969 interview, “Ain’t nothin’ too bizarre for me.”
Charles McDermid contributed reporting.
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