• President Trump appeared to endorse a broad immigration deal that would grant millions of undocumented immigrants a pathway to U.S. citizenship, saying he would “take the heat” for an approach that many of his supporters oppose.
And in the first decision of its kind, federal judges threw out North Carolina’s congressional map, saying it was drawn to favor Republicans. District lines will have to be redrawn before this year’s midterm elections.
• Stephen Bannon is out as head of Breitbart News.
Mr. Bannon lost the support of conservative patrons amid the furor over remarks attributed to him in a book that angered the White House.
His departure was forced by his former financial patron Rebekah Mercer. Recent tax filings suggest how difficult it will be for Mr. Bannon to fill the void left by the Mercers.
• Avalanches and heavy snowfall have wreaked havoc in parts of Europe and stranded tens of thousands of people in the Alps.
Snow even reached parts of Algeria, where it frosted Saharan dunes, creating an alien-looking landscape.
Meanwhile in California, mudslides after drenching rains left 13 people dead and swept away houses in previously wildfire-ravaged areas.
• Japan’s carmakers and suppliers are scrambling to catch up as the world warms to battery-powered vehicles.
• SpaceX launched an American satellite into space in a classified mission, then something went wrong. It’s not clear whether we’ll ever find out what happened.
• At first glance, a $4,000 treadmill seems ridiculous. But it offers lessons for the future of gadgets.
• AT&T dropped a deal to sell Huawei smartphones in the U.S. over concerns that the company was too close to the Chinese government.
• Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
In the News
• In Ukraine, a funeral service was held for Iryna Nozdrovska, a human rights lawyer who was murdered after she fought for justice in the killing of her sister. [The New York Times]
• Protests over tax hikes have roiled Tunisia, the only nation to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings with the semblance of a stable democracy. [The New York Times]
• In Poland, the prime minister announced a cabinet reshuffle seen as aiming to improve the governing party’s image in Brussels. But controversial policies remain unlikely to change. [The New York Times]
• The police in Italy and Germany arrested nearly 170 people in raids aimed at curbing the widening reach of the ’Ndrangheta crime group. [Reuters]
• At least 226 people were injured in a train collision in the second serious rail accident in South Africa in a week. [The New York Times]
• India’s Supreme Court ordered a review of a colonial-era law reinstated in 2013 that criminalizes sex between men. Gay-rights advocates were elated but cautious. [The New York Times]
• Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called President Trump “psychotic” and repeated the accusation that the U.S. instigated a week of protests across Iran. [The New York Times]
• Wales is preparing to ban the physical punishment of children. Not everyone agrees. [The New York Times]
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• Recipe of the day: Use our basic template to make soup with whatever you want.
• In an open letter, the actress Catherine Deneuve and dozens of other Frenchwomen criticized the #MeToo movement and its French counterpart, #Balancetonporc, saying they punished undeserving men.
• Despite promises of reform, FIFA paid its top soccer-governing executives more than some of the biggest companies in the world.
• We asked fashion pros how they pack for the busy season circuit that begins with the men’s shows in London.
• Our food writer, who was raised in Hawaii, traveled back home to trace poke, the raw fish dish, to its source.
Ninety years ago this month, Leon Trotsky, above, one of the early leaders of the Communist Party, was exiled by his rival Joseph Stalin to what is now Kazakhstan, clearing the way for Stalin’s complete control of the Soviet Union.
An ever-wandering revolutionary, Trotsky was no stranger to exile.
More than a decade before, in January 1917, The Times noted his arrival in New York City: a “Russian journalist and Socialist” who had been “expelled from four lands.”
Trotsky and his family lived only briefly in New York — what he called “the city of prose and fantasy, of capitalist automatism, its streets a triumph of Cubism” — before he returned to Russia to help lead the Bolshevik Revolution.
After the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924, Stalin and his faction propounded “socialism in one country.” Trotskyists bristled, calling for a “permanent revolution,” global in scope, and accused Stalin of betraying Lenin’s vision.
The feud between Stalin and Trotsky would culminate in the anti-Trotskyist show trials in Moscow and the terrifying purges of the 1930s. It ended in Mexico City, where Trotsky settled, when he was killed by an ax-wielding assassin in 1940.
Penn Bullock contributed reporting.
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