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In NATO Speech, Trump Is Vague About Mutual Defense Pledge

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/world/europe/donald-trump-eu-nato.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump and the United States delegation met with European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
The president promised to “never forsake” allies but lectured NATO members on the need to pay what he said was their fair share of the alliance costs.
MICHAEL D. SHEAR, MARK LANDLER and JAMES KANTER Fri, 26 May 2017 01:05:56 GMT Trump, Donald J North Atlantic Treaty Organization United States International Relations European Union

Trump Appears to Push Aside the Leader of Montenegro

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/us/politics/trump-push-aside-leader-montenegro-nato-summit.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
President Trump at the NATO summit with world leaders in Brussels on Thursday.
Matt Dunham/Associated Press
World leaders were gathering for a “family photo” at a NATO summit in Brussels when Mr. Trump appeared to push his way to the front of the line.
NIRAJ CHOKSHI Thu, 25 May 2017 18:46:16 GMT United States Politics and Government North Atlantic Treaty Organization Trump, Donald J Montenegro Brussels (Belgium) Markovic, Dusko

Greg Gianforte, Manchester, Pittsburgh Penguins: Your Friday Briefing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/briefing/greg-gianforte-manchester-pittsburgh-penguins.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A composite image of Jupiter’s south pole (the ovals are cyclones). Scientists working on NASA’s Juno mission are publishing some of their early findings.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
CHRIS STANFORD Fri, 26 May 2017 13:53:56 GMT

European Visits by Trump and Obama Are a Study in Contrasts

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Former President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany as they left the stage after a panel discussion at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Thursday.
John MacDougall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
It was a coincidence of scheduling for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but the difference in the receptions of the former and current presidents was telling.
ALISON SMALE Thu, 25 May 2017 21:04:21 GMT United States International Relations Obama, Barack Trump, Donald J Merkel, Angela Germany North Atlantic Treaty Organization Europe Presidents and Presidency (US)

Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/climate/can-the-paris-climate-deal-survive-a-trump-style-renegotiation.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A coal-fired power plant in Ghent, Ky.
Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
Some advocates of global climate action think the pact would be stronger if the United States simply left, rather than remaining in and demanding big changes.
BRAD PLUMER Fri, 26 May 2017 12:57:21 GMT Global Warming Environment Carbon Dioxide United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Trump, Donald J

At Wellesley, Clinton Criticizes Trump and His Policies

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Hillary Clinton spoke at the Wellesley commencement on Friday.
Brian Snyder/Reuters
As her commencement speech unfolded, it became increasingly critical of the administration of the man who defeated her, without ever naming him.
JESS BIDGOOD and KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Fri, 26 May 2017 16:34:41 GMT Commencement Speeches Clinton, Hillary Rodham Wellesley College

Greg Gianforte, Montana Republican, Captures House Seat Despite Assault Charge

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Greg Gianforte with his wife, Susan, after he declared victory on Thursday in the race for Montana’s lone seat in the House.
Janie Osborne/Getty Images
A wealthy candidate overcame a crisis of his own making, winning a closely watched contest a day after he was accused of physically attacking a reporter.
JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS Fri, 26 May 2017 06:13:06 GMT Montana Elections, House of Representatives Gianforte, Greg (1961- ) Quist, Robert (1948- ) Assaults Jacobs, Benjamin C (1984- ) Guardian (British Newspaper) News and News Media

For Manchester, as for Its Libyans, a Test of Faith

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Wilmslow Road in Rusholme, Manchester, known as the Curry Mile. The city is home to 10,000 Libyans, the largest population outside Libya.
Andrew Testa for The New York Times
Monday night’s bombing was seen not just as an attack on a concert venue, but an attack on a city’s identity as a proudly multicultural capital.
RORY SMITH and CEYLAN YEGINSU Fri, 26 May 2017 10:25:34 GMT Manchester Arena Bombing (May, 2017) Manchester (England) Libya Great Britain Terrorism Abedi, Salman (d 2017) Qaddafi, Muammar el-

Manchester Attacker Rented Apartment Where Bomb Was Made

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Flowers and other tributes in St Ann’s Square in Manchester on Friday.
Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press
The assailant, Salman Abedi, is also believed to have assembled sufficient explosive material to have produced a second device, an official said.
KATRIN BENNHOLD and CAMILLA SCHICK Fri, 26 May 2017 13:45:32 GMT Manchester Arena Bombing (May, 2017) Abedi, Salman (d 2017) Great Britain

News Analysis: Leaks: A Uniquely American Way of Annoying the Authorities

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/world/europe/manchester-bombing-leaks-donald-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain said she would “make clear” to President Trump the sanctity of shared intelligence.
Pool photo by Matt Dunham
Is there something particularly American about leaking? Some national allergy to protecting government secrets? Yes, in fact, there is.
SCOTT SHANE Fri, 26 May 2017 01:41:09 GMT Trump, Donald J United States International Relations Great Britain Classified Information and State Secrets Manchester Arena Bombing (May, 2017) First Amendment (US Constitution) Freedom of the Press News and News Media

Puerto Rico’s University Is Paralyzed by Protests and Facing Huge Cuts

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The gates to the University of Puerto Rico’s main Rio Piedras campus. The school has been shut down by protests for two months.
Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times
Students furious over tuition increases and budget cuts at the University of Puerto Rico, the island’s crown jewel, have blocked the gates for nearly two months.
FRANCES ROBLES Thu, 25 May 2017 22:30:38 GMT University of Puerto Rico Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Budgets and Budgeting Puerto Rico Bankruptcies Colleges and Universities

McConnell May Have Been Right: It May Be Too Hard to Replace Obamacare

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/us/politics/health-care-senate-republicans.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, can afford to lose only two Republicans if he is to get a health bill through the Senate
Doug Mills/The New York Times
As the legislative realities of replacing the health law become clear, some Republicans are turning their attention to a different target: tax reform.
JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:26 GMT United States Politics and Government Senate McConnell, Mitch Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Fact Check: The Updated G.O.P. Health Care Bill

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Does the health care bill passed by the House live up to Republicans’ promises? We checked the facts.
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:24:33 GMT United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Republican Party House of Representatives Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

Your Daily Mini Crossword

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Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

For Army Infantry’s 1st Women, Heavy Packs and the Weight of History

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Pvt. Kayla Padgett, right.
Photographs by Melissa Golden for The New York Times
The Army has sought to play down the significance of the mixed-gender milestone. But female grunts see it as monumental and revolutionary.
DAVE PHILIPPS Fri, 26 May 2017 14:22:48 GMT vis-photo United States Army Women and Girls Draft and Recruitment (Military) Fort Benning (Ga)

12 New Books We Recommend This Week

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Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Thu, 25 May 2017 21:47:37 GMT Books and Literature

Eyeglass Vendor, Imprisoned for Terrorizing Consumers, Is Accused of Fraud

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/business/eyeglass-vendor-imprisoned-for-terrorizing-consumers-is-accused-of-fraud.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Investigators at a home in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, served a warrant in 2010 to arrest the owner of DecorMyEyes. Vitaly Borker, the owner, served a three and a half years in prison for threatening to stalk, maim and murder his customers. He is charged in a new case.
Robert Stolarik for The New York Times
Federal prosecutors charged Vitaly Borker, who spent over three years in prison for threatening customers of his previous online business, with wire and mail fraud.
DAVID SEGAL Thu, 25 May 2017 22:05:06 GMT Customer Relations Frauds and Swindling DecorMyEyes.com OpticsFast Inc Borker, Vitaly Brooklyn (NYC)

A Football Coach’s Struggle With C.T.E. — and a Guilty Conscience

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/sports/ncaafootball/don-horton-coach-cte-parkinsons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
One of Don Horton’s two daughters, Libby, wrote a list of promises to her father. Understanding one of his afflictions was among them.
Travis Dove for The New York Times
Don Horton coached hundreds of college linemen after his playing days were over. At the end of his life, he asked: What was his responsibility to them?
BILL PENNINGTON Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:37 GMT Football (College) Horton, Don Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Coaches and Managers Concussions Boston College North Carolina State University

As C.E.O. Pay Packages Grow, Top Executives Have the President’s Ear

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/business/ceo-compensation-pay-president-donald-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink Jon Reinfurt
The top 200 chief executives, who make more than last year, are holding meetings with President Trump, who is considering rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations.
MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN Fri, 26 May 2017 13:25:09 GMT Executive Compensation Wages and Salaries Bonuses Trump, Donald J

Strap Into the Jersey Shore’s New Roller Coaster

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The Hydrus opened in May, replacing the famous Jet Star roller coaster, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Experience the ride in this 360° video.
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:27 GMT Hurricane Sandy (2012) New Jersey

A Shiny New Ride Above the Sand at the Jersey Shore

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The Jet Star roller coaster fell into the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy, creating one of the iconic images of the destructive 2012 storm.
Mel Evans/Associated Press
The Hydrus replaces the Jet Star roller coaster on the beach at Seaside Heights, where Hurrican Sandy left the old coaster a tangled wreck.
NICK CORASANITI Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:28 GMT Amusement and Theme Parks Roller Coasters Hurricane Sandy (2012) Seaside Heights (NJ)

Journalist’s Footage Shows Iraqi Forces Torturing Civilians, ABC Report Says

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A screenshot from the investigation from the ABC News website.
ABC News
Video taken by Ali Arkady and shared with the news network appears to show uniformed Iraqi forces beating Iraqi civilians.
LIAM STACK Fri, 26 May 2017 16:16:43 GMT United States Defense and Military Forces Torture Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ABC News Iraq

Gunmen Attack Coptic Christian Convoy in Egypt, Killing at Least 26

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The bodies of some of the victims of an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya Province, Egypt, on Friday.
Minya Governorate Media Office, via Associated Press
The assault on vehicles carrying worshipers, including children, was the latest in a wave of violence targeting the Christian minority in the country.
DECLAN WALSH and NOUR YOUSSEF Fri, 26 May 2017 13:38:17 GMT Egypt Terrorism Christians and Christianity

Brooklyn Prison Supervisors Charged With Sexually Assaulting Inmates

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/nyregion/prison-supervisors-sex-abuse-prevention-rape-charges.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
The Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn has long been regarded as a troubled institution. The treatment of female inmates has been a matter of particular concern.
Todd Heisler/The New York Times
Two supervisors at a federal jail in Brooklyn accused of sexually abusing female inmates educated subordinates about the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN Fri, 26 May 2017 00:27:02 GMT Prisons and Prisoners Prison Guards and Corrections Officers Sex Crimes Women and Girls Metropolitan Detention Center (Brooklyn, NY) Martinez, Carlos Richard Perez, Eugenio

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/russia-trump-manafort-flynn.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Paul Manafort, then the Trump campaign chairman, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.
Win McNamee/Getty Images
American spies collected intelligence last summer revealing that Russians were debating how to work with Trump advisers, current and former officials say.
MATTHEW ROSENBERG, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO Wed, 24 May 2017 21:36:52 GMT Russia Espionage and Intelligence Services Cyberwarfare and Defense Trump, Donald J Presidential Election of 2016 Manafort, Paul J Flynn, Michael T United States Politics and Government

Senate Panel Approves Stiff Iran Sanctions and Says Russia Is Next

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/world/middleeast/iran-sanctions-senate-foreign-relations.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Al Drago/The New York Times
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee linked the penalties to Iran’s continued support for terrorism. The full Senate could vote on the measure as early as next month.
MATT FLEGENHEIMER and DAVID E. SANGER Thu, 25 May 2017 19:59:01 GMT United States Politics and Government Embargoes and Sanctions Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Corker, Robert Phillips Jr Iran Nuclear Weapons International Relations Trump, Donald J

In Controversy, Hannity Isn’t Seeing Advertisers’ Exodus That O’Reilly Did

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/business/media/sean-hannity-fox-news-advertisers-ratings.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Sean Hannity, on the set of his program on Fox News in 2014, has been promoting a conspiracy theory surrounding the murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member.
Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images
Companies are sticking by Sean Hannity as he promotes his conspiracy theory surrounding the murder of a D.N.C. staff member, claiming he is not violating their core values.
SAPNA MAHESHWARI Fri, 26 May 2017 01:28:46 GMT Television Advertising and Marketing Hannity, Sean Fox News Channel

Injured Boy at Yankee Stadium Puts Face on Bill Seeking Safety Netting

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/sports/baseball/safety-netting-new-york-city-yankee-stadium-citi-field.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
A boy seated in an unprotected area beyond the third-base dugout at Yankee Stadium was hurt Wednesday when he was struck by part of a bat that broke on a seventh-inning swing by the Yankees’ Chris Carter.
Kathy Willens/Associated Press
Legislation by a New York City councilman calls for stadiums with more than 5,000 seats to extend protective nets from home plate to the foul poles.
WALLACE MATTHEWS Fri, 26 May 2017 01:17:57 GMT Baseball Stadiums and Arenas New York City Law and Legislation Accidents and Safety

Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy Department

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/climate/energy-department-climate-trump-budget.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Iowa farmland. Historically, the Energy Department has nurtured innovation in the search for new power sources. Now that is in question.
Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald, via Associated Press
The president’s proposed reductions to the department’s research may have a greater impact on climate change than the Paris accord decision.
BRAD PLUMER Thu, 25 May 2017 15:43:53 GMT Energy Department Global Warming Federal Budget (US) Research Environment Carbon Dioxide

Dani Mathers, Former Playboy Model, Gets Community Service for Snapchat of Woman in Gym

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/us/dani-mathers-body-shaming.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Dani Mathers, center, at a hearing at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Ms. Mathers must remove graffiti in Los Angeles after taking a photograph of a naked 70-year-old in a shower area, in a case seen as body shaming.
CHRISTINE HAUSER Thu, 25 May 2017 19:36:03 GMT Mathers, Danielle Social Media Privacy Snap Inc Photography Cyberharassment Women and Girls Playboy Magazine Los Angeles (Calif) body shaming Fitness International LLC

Wealth Matters: How the Wealthy Talk to Their Children About Money

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/your-money/talking-to-children-about-inheritance.html?partner=rss&emc=rss ParmaLink
Vicki and Ron Weiner have talked with their two daughters about the wealth they will inherit. “The thought of being left all of this money is outside of their frame of reference,’' Mr. Weiner said.
Alex wroblewski for The New York Times
Some children don’t want to hear about it, and others want to know more than their parents would like to divulge.
PAUL SULLIVAN Fri, 19 May 2017 16:27:39 GMT Wills and Estates Personal Finances High Net Worth Individuals TIGER 21 LLC

Review: ‘War Machine’: Brad Pitt Has Met the Enemy. He Just Doesn’t Know It Yet.

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Brad Pitt as Gen. Glen McMahon in “War Machine,” directed by David Michôd.
Francois Duhamel/Netflix
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal is the commander alluded to in David Michôd’s satirical portrait of a man in over his head and enthralled by his own hype.
A. O. SCOTT Thu, 25 May 2017 18:02:36 GMT Movies War Machine (Movie) Michod, David Pitt, Brad Swinton, Tilda Hall, Anthony Michael Grace, Topher