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Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.  
President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists.  

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis  
The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.  

After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes  
With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.  

Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols  
State and local officials are grappling, again, with the fates of Confederate monuments, reviving the outrage that followed the church massacre in 2015 in Charleston, S.C.  

Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric  
The email, forwarded to journalists, cites “no difference” between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. It claims Black Lives Matter is infiltrated by terrorists.  

Obama’s Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet Ever  
The tweet paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of children.  

After Trump Hedges His Condemnation of Hate, C.E.O.s Organize a Mass Defection  
The president announced that he would dissolve two councils of business leaders after a decision by the members of his Strategic and Policy Forum to disband.  

Walmart’s C.E.O. Had Plenty to Say About Trump. So Did His Customers.  
Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, rebuked Mr. Trump over his response to the Charlottesville violence. Walmart shoppers were split over whether that was right.  

Survey Says: The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here’s What They Think.  
They supported Mr. Obama in 2012 and are the main reason Mr. Trump is president now. What can we learn from them?  

Comedian Sues Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer as Site Resurfaces From Dark Web  
A comedian filed a defamation lawsuit against the white supremacist website, which briefly returned from exile with a Russian domain name.  

A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle  
Eboni K. Williams, a Fox host, strongly criticized the president’s remarks. She said the network expressed no concern.  

Asia and Australia Edition: Charlottesville, Guam, Alibaba: Your Thursday Briefing  
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.  

F.B.I. Agents Supported Comey, Surveys Show, Weakening Trump’s Claim of Turmoil  
The president had said he fired the F.B.I. director in part because agents had lost confidence in him, but agents gave him high marks for leadership.  

In China, an Action Hero Beats Box Office Records (and Arrogant Westerners)  
In “Wolf Warrior 2,” China’s top-grossing movie yet, a red-tinged Rambo named Leng Feng takes on a swaggering American soldier of fortune.  

News Analysis: Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral Judgment  
The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.  

U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words  
The Trump administration opened talks with Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement by asserting that the current deal had failed.  

In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking  
For the first time, an actual witness has emerged in the election hacking, and he has been interviewed by the F.B.I.  

Trump Dumps Another Tradition: Moral Authority  
When President Trump refused to unequivocally denounce white supremacists on Tuesday, he stepped away from what U.S. presidents have seen as crucial to their job: setting a moral course for the nation.  

Once a ‘Mystery Science Theater’ In-Joke, Now Playing Comedy Clubs  
The 1986 film "Chief Zabu” finally gets its New York premiere some 30 years after its cryptic ads became a running gag on the “Mystery Science” TV show. What took so long?  

Michael Moore Takes His Broadway Audience on Buses to Protest Trump  
Mr. Moore has made President Trump the target of his ire in a Broadway show. On Tuesday, he bused his audience to Mr. Trump’s door.  

Fed Officials Confront New Reality: Low Inflation and Low Unemployment  
A growing number of officials see a need to adjust the central bank’s assumptions on the economy, according to an account of the latest policy meeting.  

Dispatch From Lebanon: Next Door to War, an Indie Arab Band Sings of Defiance and Joy  
At an outdoor concert, a reporter learns why Mashrou’ Leila’s music is like air to its fans.  

Reporter's Notebook: Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House  
Ruminating on a storied German opera festival’s troubled past, only to learn at intermission that Nazi sympathizers were on the march back home.  

On Baseball: Derek Jeter’s Greatness Will Be Tested as Owner of a Losing Team  
Jeter, the former Yankees star, has always had a vision. And if all goes as planned, he will see it become reality when he becomes an owner of the Miami Marlins.  

Jewish Trump Staff Silent on His Defense of Rally With Anti-Semitic Marchers  
Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.  

Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead  
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.  

Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director  
The longtime aide will temporarily fill the spot left by Anthony Scaramucci and help the president find a replacement, an administration official said.  

California Today: California Today: ‘Hamilton’ Sweeps Through the State  
Wednesday: A hit musical arrives in Los Angeles, a white supremacist’s San Jose upbringing, and traces of Russia’s legacy in California.  

Roman Polanski Accused of Sexual Abuse by Another Woman  
The woman, who was identified only as Robin, said that the film director “sexually victimized” her in 1973, when she was 16.  

Ex-Trump Aides Hunt for Untapped Voters, and Proof of Fraud  
With an eye to the next elections, the former aides want to find and register “disaffected” rural and working-class Americans to vote.  

Explorer: In Mauritius, Secluded Beaches, Verdant Hills and Harmony  
The remote island is a mosaic, and its cultures mingle in a distinctive cuisine with Indian, French, Chinese and Creole flavors.  

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds  
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.  

feature: Down the Breitbart Hole  
Steve Bannon once said it was the platform for the alt-right. Its current editors disagree. Is the incendiary media company at the nerve center of Donald Trump’s America simply provocative — or dangerous?  

Microsoft Teaches Autonomous Gliders to Make Decisions on the Fly  
Microsoft is building gliders that adapt to surprises. The goal is to teach autonomous vehicles of all sorts to deal with uncertainty the way humans do.  

Can Artificial Intelligence Fly a Plane?  
Microsoft is building an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence, part of an effort to help machines make decisions when faced with uncertainty.  

Roy Moore and Luther Strange Head for G.O.P. Runoff in Alabama Senate Race  
After a crowded Republican race, Mr. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Mr. Strange, the current senator, will face each other in a runoff next month.  

Policy Under Trump Bars Obama-Era Path to U.S. for Central American Youths  
The program was established in 2014 to deal with a surge of migrants fleeing violence and lets them live and work in the United States temporarily.  

2 Texas Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutional, Court Rules  
A panel of three federal judges in San Antonio said the two districts were racially discriminatory, but upheld other districts that had been challenged.  

Oak Tree Falls in Portugal During Ceremony, Killing 13  
At least six of the 49 people who were wounded were seriously hurt when the tree topped near the city of Funchal, where a religious celebration was being held.  

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficits Higher  
If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.  

Broadway’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Will Close Sept. 17  
Despite some strong reviews, the musical, based on the popular 1993 movie, failed to draw large enough audiences to support its running costs.  

New Citizens Hold Their Heads High, 102 Floors Above New York  
Thirty immigrants were sworn in atop One World Trade Center, in a ceremony that featured a speech by the former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara.  

‘This Is Too Much for Us’: Sierra Leone Deluged by Mud and Grief  
With hundreds dead and hundreds more missing after torrential rains and mudslides, residents of the country’s capital can’t find room for all the dead.  

Oia Journal: Galicia’s Wild Horse Roundup Runs Headlong Into Modernity  
The age-old practice in which ranchers in northwestern Spain corral the free-roaming animals is now under threat from activists and regulation.  

Costco Owes Tiffany More Than $19 Million, Judge Rules  
A Federal District Court judge in New York has ordered the discount warehouse giant to pay Tiffany for using the jeweler’s name to market diamond rings.  

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Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.  
President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists.  

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis  
The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.  

After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes  
With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.  

Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols  
State and local officials are grappling, again, with the fates of Confederate monuments, reviving the outrage that followed the church massacre in 2015 in Charleston, S.C.  

Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric  
The email, forwarded to journalists, cites “no difference” between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. It claims Black Lives Matter is infiltrated by terrorists.  

Obama’s Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet Ever  
The tweet paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of children.  

After Trump Hedges His Condemnation of Hate, C.E.O.s Organize a Mass Defection  
The president announced that he would dissolve two councils of business leaders after a decision by the members of his Strategic and Policy Forum to disband.  

Walmart’s C.E.O. Had Plenty to Say About Trump. So Did His Customers.  
Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, rebuked Mr. Trump over his response to the Charlottesville violence. Walmart shoppers were split over whether that was right.  

Survey Says: The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here’s What They Think.  
They supported Mr. Obama in 2012 and are the main reason Mr. Trump is president now. What can we learn from them?  

Comedian Sues Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer as Site Resurfaces From Dark Web  
A comedian filed a defamation lawsuit against the white supremacist website, which briefly returned from exile with a Russian domain name.  

A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle  
Eboni K. Williams, a Fox host, strongly criticized the president’s remarks. She said the network expressed no concern.  

Asia and Australia Edition: Charlottesville, Guam, Alibaba: Your Thursday Briefing  
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.  

F.B.I. Agents Supported Comey, Surveys Show, Weakening Trump’s Claim of Turmoil  
The president had said he fired the F.B.I. director in part because agents had lost confidence in him, but agents gave him high marks for leadership.  

In China, an Action Hero Beats Box Office Records (and Arrogant Westerners)  
In “Wolf Warrior 2,” China’s top-grossing movie yet, a red-tinged Rambo named Leng Feng takes on a swaggering American soldier of fortune.  

News Analysis: Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral Judgment  
The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.  

U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words  
The Trump administration opened talks with Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement by asserting that the current deal had failed.  

In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking  
For the first time, an actual witness has emerged in the election hacking, and he has been interviewed by the F.B.I.  

Trump Dumps Another Tradition: Moral Authority  
When President Trump refused to unequivocally denounce white supremacists on Tuesday, he stepped away from what U.S. presidents have seen as crucial to their job: setting a moral course for the nation.  

Once a ‘Mystery Science Theater’ In-Joke, Now Playing Comedy Clubs  
The 1986 film "Chief Zabu” finally gets its New York premiere some 30 years after its cryptic ads became a running gag on the “Mystery Science” TV show. What took so long?  

Michael Moore Takes His Broadway Audience on Buses to Protest Trump  
Mr. Moore has made President Trump the target of his ire in a Broadway show. On Tuesday, he bused his audience to Mr. Trump’s door.  

Fed Officials Confront New Reality: Low Inflation and Low Unemployment  
A growing number of officials see a need to adjust the central bank’s assumptions on the economy, according to an account of the latest policy meeting.  

Dispatch From Lebanon: Next Door to War, an Indie Arab Band Sings of Defiance and Joy  
At an outdoor concert, a reporter learns why Mashrou’ Leila’s music is like air to its fans.  

Reporter's Notebook: Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House  
Ruminating on a storied German opera festival’s troubled past, only to learn at intermission that Nazi sympathizers were on the march back home.  

On Baseball: Derek Jeter’s Greatness Will Be Tested as Owner of a Losing Team  
Jeter, the former Yankees star, has always had a vision. And if all goes as planned, he will see it become reality when he becomes an owner of the Miami Marlins.  

Jewish Trump Staff Silent on His Defense of Rally With Anti-Semitic Marchers  
Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.  

Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead  
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.  

Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director  
The longtime aide will temporarily fill the spot left by Anthony Scaramucci and help the president find a replacement, an administration official said.  

California Today: California Today: ‘Hamilton’ Sweeps Through the State  
Wednesday: A hit musical arrives in Los Angeles, a white supremacist’s San Jose upbringing, and traces of Russia’s legacy in California.  

Roman Polanski Accused of Sexual Abuse by Another Woman  
The woman, who was identified only as Robin, said that the film director “sexually victimized” her in 1973, when she was 16.  

Ex-Trump Aides Hunt for Untapped Voters, and Proof of Fraud  
With an eye to the next elections, the former aides want to find and register “disaffected” rural and working-class Americans to vote.  

Explorer: In Mauritius, Secluded Beaches, Verdant Hills and Harmony  
The remote island is a mosaic, and its cultures mingle in a distinctive cuisine with Indian, French, Chinese and Creole flavors.  

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds  
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.  

feature: Down the Breitbart Hole  
Steve Bannon once said it was the platform for the alt-right. Its current editors disagree. Is the incendiary media company at the nerve center of Donald Trump’s America simply provocative — or dangerous?  

Microsoft Teaches Autonomous Gliders to Make Decisions on the Fly  
Microsoft is building gliders that adapt to surprises. The goal is to teach autonomous vehicles of all sorts to deal with uncertainty the way humans do.  

Can Artificial Intelligence Fly a Plane?  
Microsoft is building an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence, part of an effort to help machines make decisions when faced with uncertainty.  

Roy Moore and Luther Strange Head for G.O.P. Runoff in Alabama Senate Race  
After a crowded Republican race, Mr. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Mr. Strange, the current senator, will face each other in a runoff next month.  

Policy Under Trump Bars Obama-Era Path to U.S. for Central American Youths  
The program was established in 2014 to deal with a surge of migrants fleeing violence and lets them live and work in the United States temporarily.  

2 Texas Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutional, Court Rules  
A panel of three federal judges in San Antonio said the two districts were racially discriminatory, but upheld other districts that had been challenged.  

Oak Tree Falls in Portugal During Ceremony, Killing 13  
At least six of the 49 people who were wounded were seriously hurt when the tree topped near the city of Funchal, where a religious celebration was being held.  

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficits Higher  
If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.  

Broadway’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Will Close Sept. 17  
Despite some strong reviews, the musical, based on the popular 1993 movie, failed to draw large enough audiences to support its running costs.  

New Citizens Hold Their Heads High, 102 Floors Above New York  
Thirty immigrants were sworn in atop One World Trade Center, in a ceremony that featured a speech by the former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara.  

‘This Is Too Much for Us’: Sierra Leone Deluged by Mud and Grief  
With hundreds dead and hundreds more missing after torrential rains and mudslides, residents of the country’s capital can’t find room for all the dead.  

Oia Journal: Galicia’s Wild Horse Roundup Runs Headlong Into Modernity  
The age-old practice in which ranchers in northwestern Spain corral the free-roaming animals is now under threat from activists and regulation.  

Costco Owes Tiffany More Than $19 Million, Judge Rules  
A Federal District Court judge in New York has ordered the discount warehouse giant to pay Tiffany for using the jeweler’s name to market diamond rings.  

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