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• The news from Washington.
• President Trump attacked the Justice Department and the courts on Monday, lamenting “the watered down, politically correct version” of the executive order he issued in March to limit travel from six predominantly Muslim countries.
His comments could imperil efforts to reinstate the order, which was blocked by courts, and they reflect his growing frustration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
• An intelligence contractor has been charged with sending a classified report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the news media, the first criminal leak case under the Trump administration.
• The president will not invoke executive privilege to try to block James Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired, from testifying before Congress on Thursday, White House officials said.
• Mr. Trump endorsed a proposal to privatize air traffic control.
• London assailants are identified.
Questions about whether the British government could have done more to prevent the terrorist attack in London over the weekend mounted today, two days before a national election.
The authorities identified two of the assailants — Khurum Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane — on Monday, and the police confirmed the identity of the third today as Youssef Zaghba, an Italian of Moroccan ancestry.
Amid news that at least one of the men had been known to the police, Prime Minister Theresa May defended her record on security and counterterrorism. Britain already has some of the world’s most powerful surveillance laws, and officials said at least 18 plots had been broken up since 2013, including five since the attack on Westminster Bridge in March.
• Mideast rift puts U.S. in a jam.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations severed ties with Qatar on Monday, complicating American efforts to confront the Islamic State.
Oil prices briefly spiked, but then retreated. “In the Middle East, there is politics and then there is business,” said a former U.S. ambassador to Qatar.
One of our reporters recently visited the U.S. command center there, writing about the role it plays in the air war over Syria.
• An American epidemic.
Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. most likely exceeded 59,000 in 2016, the largest annual jump recorded in the country, according to data compiled by The Times.
It’s the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction.
• Death toll raised in Kabul attack.
Afghanistan’s president said today that over 150 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded by a truck bombing last week, making it possibly the deadliest such attack since the American-led invasion in 2001.
• Charges in California fire.
Two men were charged on Monday with 36 counts of manslaughter in a deadly fire at an Oakland warehouse in December.
• “The Daily,” your audio news report.
In today’s show, we talk with Gov. Jerry Brown of California about his plan to honor the goals set by the Paris climate accord.
• Under President Trump, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is working to relax efforts on worker safety, giving a bigger voice to businesses.
• Apple unveiled HomePod, a speaker to rival the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
The device could signal the reinvention that our tech columnist says the company needs.
• The chief executive of J. Crew is stepping down.
Millard Drexler masterminded the reinvention of the catalog brand but couldn’t stop its decline.
• Here’s why our political opinions rarely change.
• You’re probably consuming more calories and sugar when you drink a smoothie than when you eat whole fruits or vegetables.
• Recipe of the day: Cod cakes make for a simple, satisfying dinner.
• Mourning in London.
In today’s 360 video, be a part of the crowd that gathered to remember the victims of Saturday’s terrorist attack.
• Animal farms.
Throughout Southeast Asia, protected species like rhinoceroses, bears and elephants are raised for their meat and bones, often in plain sight.
Our reporter visited a shabby zoo in Laos where an adjoining restaurant serves tiger meat.
• A mobster at 80.
He was once a feared member of the New England underworld. But can he ever move past his life of crime?
• All tied up in Stanley Cup finals.
The Nashville Predators routed the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, 4-1, to even their series at two games each.
• Best of late-night TV.
On “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah said he wouldn’t want a hospital visit from President Trump.
• Quotation of the day.
“What’s got through is just the tip of the iceberg, and it’s an enormous iceberg.”
— Shiraz Maher, deputy director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London, on the number of terrorist attacks in Britain.
Senior officials from around the world, including representatives from the European Union and the U.S., are convening in Beijing today for the eighth meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial, an international forum on clean energy.
The three-day conference takes place against a new global backdrop: China and the E.U. are expected to lead worldwide efforts to limit the effects of climate change, given President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.
Our former Beijing bureau chief, Edward Wong, tells us that China has been making big strides in acknowledging its severe environmental degradation and its role in accelerating climate change. It has surpassed the U.S. as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases. (The U.S. remains the biggest emitter over time.)
He notes that China has been investing in renewable energy and limiting coal use in the east to combat air pollution. And President Xi Jinping has promised that 20 percent of China’s energy will come from non-fossil-fuel sources by 2030.
Government cleanup efforts, Mr. Wong says, are partly a result of growing public concern, occasionally expressed through angry online commentary.
Mr. Wong says the big question is how proactive China will be in setting ambitious climate commitments and pushing other nations to do the same.
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