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Robert Mueller, Ex-F.B.I. Chief, to Lead Inquiry on Meddling

  • The Justice Department’s appointment of Robert S. Mueller III follows days of chaos in the White House since the abrupt firing last week of James B. Comey.
  • Mr. Mueller will have greater autonomy than any U.S. attorney. President Trump said the process would show “there was no collusion.”


Trump’s Team Knew of Flynn Inquiry Before Hiring Him

Michael T. Flynn is said to have told the transition team that he was under investigation for working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey. He was named national security adviser anyway.

Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was chosen to oversee the inquiry.CreditChristopher Gregory/The New York Times

Trump Calls Himself the Victim of a ‘Witch Hunt’

President Trump, without citing evidence, accused the Clinton campaign and Obama administration of “illegal acts” that didn’t prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor.

White Tulsa Officer Cleared in Death of Black Driver

The fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher by Officer Betty Jo Shelby is one of several cases that have prompted a national debate about race relations and the police’s use of force.

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  • Animal rights advocates say Yulin, China, agreed to ban sales of dog meat in the week before its dog meat festival, although no officials contacted could confirm the reports.

  • Nearly 5,000 children have already come to a casting call in Naples, Italy, for an adaptation of “My Brilliant Friend,” the first of the four smash-hit novels by Elena Ferrante.

  • Thousands affected by the global digital attack must decide soon whether to fork out money to gain control of their computers or face losing their data forever.

  • The reclusive jeweler Joel Arthur Rosenthal has emerged to created a jeweled menorah for a new exhibition by the Jewish Museum of Rome and the Vatican.

  • Austria has banned wearing a full facial veil, such as a burqa or a niqab, in public places. Anyone who does so faces a fine of 150 euros, or about $167.

  • Ever since Paul Pogba returned to Manchester as the world’s most expensive player, some suggested he was more style than substance. But he can’t save the team alone.

  • American and European officials met to discuss aviation security after the United States said it might ban laptops and tabletsin the cabins of trans-Atlantic flights.

  • Have you flown on Cityhopper, a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ subsidiary, in the last 21 years? If so, there’s a chance that King Willem-Alexander was the co-pilot. 

  • Jean Fritz, who wrote history books for children that blended human narratives and quirks with engaging prose and deep archival research, has died. She was 101.

  • Orangutans nurse for nearly a decade,longer than any other mammal. Researchers believe it’s because of environmental fluctuations in food.

  • Two men in Indonesia accused of having sex with each other were sentenced to 85 lashes, the first case of people being punished for homosexuality in Aceh Province.

  • The right-wing radio show host Alex Jones said he had mischaracterized the Chobani yogurt factory, resolving a lawsuit the company had filed against him.

  • Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck will join forces as podcasters. Mr. O’Reilly, who was ousted from Fox News in April, will appear regularly on Mr. Beck’s internet programs.

  • A tweet about immigration agents looking for a fourth grader at a school ignited a firestorm among immigration and education advocates — but ICE agents weren’t even there.

  • Chelsea Manning was released from military prison on Wednesday. The bulk of her sentence for leaking government secrets was commuted by President Barack Obama.

  • A South African filmmaker was arrested after he tried to climb Mount Everest without purchasing a permit. He now faces a $22,000 fine — double the cost of the permit.

  • Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the streaming service that reunited them for a fifth season. It’s “Arrested Development.”

  • Katy Perry is joining “American Idol” as a judge on ABC’s revival of the TV show. We take a look back at the career paths of previous judges.

  • An Australian production of “King Kong” is finally coming to Broadway — in 2018 — and it will feature a 20-foot ape that is part puppet and part robot.

  • Senator Thom Tillis said he was “fine” after he collapsed during a race in Washington and was brought to a hospital by ambulance. He said he had been “overheated.”

  • Thousands of patients died at a state asylum in Mississippi from 1855 to 1935, and researchers studying their lives estimate 7,000 of them are still buried there.

  • ABC promoted reboots of “Roseanne” and “American Idol,” as well as a live musical based on “The Little Mermaid,” during its presentation to advertisers.

  • New Orleans removed a 102-year-old statue of the Confederate general Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. The next one scheduled to come down is of Robert E. Lee.

  • Out of power and behind in the polls, Britain’s main opposition party issued its most left-wing election campaign manifesto in decades. Higher earners would pay more tax.

  • More than half the troops discharged for misconduct were diagnosed with PTSD, traumatic brain injury or similar conditions, the Government Accountability Office said.

  • Data protection watchdogs in France and the Netherlands ruled that Facebook had collected too much information on users in those countries.

  • “Sojourners” and “Her Portmanteau” offer powerfully divergent immigrant narratives in the story of a Nigerian woman, Jesse Green writes, naming both plays critic’s picks.

  • Ramps were installed at the Capitol in Washington to help ducklings waddle into its reflecting pool. At least one politician thought it was a bad idea.

  • Ian Brady, the infamous Moors Murderer, has died at 79. He tortured and killed children in the company of his lover in England in the 1960s.

  • Connecticut leaders called for changes in how police shootings are investigated after a video contradicted the police account in the fatal shooting of a teenager.

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