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Inyoung Kang

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We’re covering the 75 th anniversary of D-Day, fading possibilities for a Mexico deal, and the N.B.A. finals


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World leaders, including President Trump, remain in France today for events commemorating the 75 th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy, the start of the 1944 campaign to wrest Europe from Nazi control.

Mr. Trump is also consulting with President Emmanuel Macron of France. The two leaders as soon as had a warm relationship, but it has chilled in recent months since of differences over concerns like environment modification and Iran. Here are the current updates

Capture up: D-Day occasions started in Britain on Wednesday with an emotional ceremony that included direct accounts of the intrusion.

Another angle: During his journey, Mr. Trump has accepted regal respectability on one side, and settling scores on the other That moving personality was likewise reflected in policy problems, like a meeting with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland on Wednesday in which Mr. Trump said the country would take advantage of Brexit “with your wall, your border,” however reversed course when Mr. Varadkar said a difficult border is “one thing we wish to avoid.”


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Where did they serve? What did they do and see? The families of World War II veterans typically discovered not to ask.

Less than 3 percent of the 16 million American veterans of the war are still alive, and all are in their 90 s or beyond. Now their family members are frequently relying on specialists to help them understand billions of pages of military records to piece those stories together.

” Often they start to weep on the phone about how much they liked their father, and how he had horrible nightmares, but would never ever speak about it,” one researcher stated.

Recalling: The reporter Ernie Pyle offered convenience to American readers with his positive tales of soldiers’ endurance. However the losses suffered in Normandy changed his perspective on the war

Photos: Images from the day reveal soldiers waiting with clenched jaws and flinty eyes, using a meaning of valor.

The U.S. took another step toward enforcing tariffs on all Mexican imports after high-stakes negotiations on Wednesday failed to address President Trump’s needs that the nation avoid the rise in prohibited border crossings.

Figures showed that crossings had actually reached a seven-year high, with 144,200 border arrests in Might– a 32 percent boost from April. Mr. Trump, dealing with political resistance from his own party, cautioned on Twitter that “if no arrangement is reached, Tariffs at the 5%level will start on Monday, with regular monthly boosts based on schedule.”

See on your own: California and Texas are amongst the states whose economies would be hit hardest by tariffs.

Related: The Trump administration said that it would start restricting or canceling education, legal aid and play area entertainment for migrant kids in government shelters.


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Fiat Chrysler quickly withdrew its offer to merge with Renault, abandoning a deal that would have created the third-largest car manufacturer and basically reshaped the industry.

The collapse took place after the French federal government– Renault’s biggest shareholder– asked to delay a final vote to speak with Nissan, according to two people close to the talks. Nissan and Renault are partners worldwide’s greatest car alliance.

Closer look: The bid underscored the seriousness that automakers deal with as the industry shifts to electrical cars and self-driving cars.


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A white family that wishes to adopt a second Native American child is challenging a federal law that grants priority to Native families to strengthen tribal identity.

The case is before a federal appeals court, and the possible ramifications could reach far beyond a single case or household, threatening affirmative action laws and tribal rights.

German serial killer: A former nurse was founded guilty today of killing 85 patients and sentenced to life in jail.

Niger ambush investigation: The Pentagon ended its prolonged inquiry into a 2017 attack that killed 4 soldiers, authorizing a review that mainly blamed junior officers.

Cut medical research: The Trump administration said it would dramatically cut federal costs on studies that utilize tissue from aborted fetuses.


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French Open results: Wednesday’s matches were drizzled out, shuffling the schedule Here are today’s outcomes for the women and the guys

Late-night comedy: The hosts skewered President Trump for stating he did not be sorry for postponing his Vietnam War service since it was “far away.” “Yes, that is what is terrible about war– the commute,” Stephen Colbert said

What we read: This short article in The Hollywood Reporter Brooks Barnes, who covers the film market for The Times, calls it “a master class in navigating extremely challenging Hollywood surface with balance and stability.”


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Cook: Enchiladas can be a weeknight meal with beans and cheese.

Go: Ocean Cube,” a new Manhattan pop-up experience, offers commentary on contamination.

Watch: Twenty-five years after triggering a feeling with its frank depictions of sex, drugs and L.G.B.T. lives, “Tales of the City” is being revived by Netflix. Here’s a refresher

Read: Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share useful wisdom in “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Killed,” which is a No. 1 launching on our guidance, how-to and various best-seller list

Smarter Living: Self-confidence is like running water in the house: most notable when it’s excessive or missing. Psychologists identify three overlapping components to self-confidence, each of which can be enhanced by showing truthfully on what you have actually done well. They are the belief in your ability to accomplish tasks, or self-efficacy; a more basic belief in your ability to attain objectives, or confidence; and belief in your worth, or self-esteem. And keep in mind: Feeling great about yourself is not the same thing as conceit.

And our brand-new Parenting website has a guide on how to present pets to children

” Back to the Moon to Stay” is the theme of this year’s International Space Development Conference, running today through Sunday in Washington. NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine, will be the keynote speaker.

Planning for the 50 th anniversary of the first human lunar landing on July 20 is well in progress.


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The concept of travel to the moon appeared centuries earlier in literature.

In the 1600 s, the astronomer Johannes Kepler described an Icelandic male’s voyage to the moon in “Somnium,” while Jules Verne composed in 1865 about a launch from Florida in “From the Earth to the Moon.”

Cyrano de Bergerac, Daniel Defoe, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe and Hans Christian Andersen also composed early lunar tales But in the 1960 s, when area travel was suddenly no longer imaginary, such stories were specifically swarming.

” The Moon Is an Extreme Girlfriend,” by Robert Heinlein in 1966, is thought about by lots of to be the ultimate tale of a lunar colony, whose self-reliance is restricted by federal government in the world.

That’s it for this briefing. See you next time.

— Inyoung

Thank you

Chris Stanford helped put together today’s briefing. Mark Josephson, Eleanor Stanford, Chris Harcum and Kenneth R. Rosen supplied the break from the news. Victoria Shannon, on the rundowns group, composed today’s Back Story. You can reach the team at


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Inyoung Kang is an editor and manufacturer based in London. @ inyoungk

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