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1. “It was meant to be a dream, not a nightmare.”
Britain was in mourning after the deadliest terror attack there since 2005, at an Ariana Grande concert filled with her excited young fans and their families. Above, a vigil in Manchester.
An 8-year-old girl, Saffie Rose Roussos, was among the 22 dead, and more children were among the 59 injured. A 22-year-old British man whose parents came from Libya, Salman Abedi, was identified as the suicide bomber, and the Islamic State claimed his attack.
Prime Minister Theresa May raised the country’s threat level, indicating another attack may be imminent. Here’s the latest from New York Times reporters on the scene in Manchester and beyond.
2. Our reporter traveling with President Trump said his trip abroad will now be dominated by discussions of “the security of public spaces and the world’s response to extremism.”
Mr. Trump issued a statement from Jerusalem denouncing a “very horrible morning of death,” and later called such attackers “losers.”
After meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, above, in Bethlehem, Mr. Trump headed to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, and then he’ll be off to Brussels. Here is his full travel schedule.
3. John Brennan, who stepped down as C.I.A. director in January, told the House Intelligence Committee that he had become concerned last year about possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Mr. Brennan said that he did not know whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian operatives and that the contacts might be benign.
4. The White House unveiled a $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 that would cut deeply into programs for the poor, from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments, and many green energy efforts.
Congressional approval appears unlikely, but we sent a reporter and photographer around the country to speak to people who’d be affected if the cuts went through.
“This job virtually saved our lives,” said Patricia Goff, whose husband, Garry, above, works at an aircraft painting shop that gets federal funds. “We were in a downward spiral and it really pulled us out of it.”
5. Baltimore-area renters are complaining about a neglectful, litigious landlord. Few of them know it’s Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser.
A Times/ProPublica collaboration reveals his family company’s little-known holdings in lower-end housing — and how it goes to extraordinary lengths to wring cash out of tenants. Above, one of the company’s complexes.
6. California is fighting to stay at the vanguard of environmental protection.
The state has been a model to other states — and nations — on how to curb pollution and conserve resources. Its Democrats and Republicans are committed to keeping it that way, even as the White House seeks to reverse former President Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change.
“Saying you’ll bring coal plants back is the past,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, its last Republican governor. “It’s like saying you’ll bring Blockbuster back.” Above, a highway in Los Angeles.
7. Roger Moore, the smooth British actor who brought tongue-in-cheek humor to the James Bond persona in seven films, died in Switzerland. He was 89.
Mr. Moore, who at 46 was the oldest actor to take up the role, had its longest run, beginning in 1973 with “Live and Let Die” and winding up in 1985 with “A View to a Kill.”
8. “It’s scary, but I have to believe that cooler heads will prevail.”
That’s the feeling of an Olympic skier months before the 2018 Winter Games begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, about 40 miles from the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Above, hockey players from those two nations faced off last month.
With nuclear tensions intensifying and escalating talk of war, the behavior of North Korea is the ultimate wild card for athletes, officials and the world.
9. Finally, the novelist Howard Jacobson, a Manchester native, reflected on the terrible events yesterday, and found a moment of solace we want to share: “All is sorrow, but we still have kindness and pity.”
Targeting kids coming out of a pop concert is “terrorism’s perfect expression,” he wrote, especially in a city known for its place at the forefront of musical innovation.
But the local residents “obeyed their deepest instincts in the face of danger and did all they could to comfort the injured and distraught.” Above, a fan the morning after the attack.
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