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Gorsuch, Rockefeller, Brady: Your Monday Evening Briefing Gorsuch, Rockefeller, Brady: Your Monday Evening Briefing
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Good evening. Here’s the latest.Good evening. Here’s the latest.
1. The icy partnership between President Trump and his intelligence chiefs hit a new low.1. The icy partnership between President Trump and his intelligence chiefs hit a new low.
The F.B.I. director, James Comey, confirmed that his agency was investigating Russian meddling in the election and Moscow’s relationship to the Trump campaign, placing a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House.The F.B.I. director, James Comey, confirmed that his agency was investigating Russian meddling in the election and Moscow’s relationship to the Trump campaign, placing a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House.
He said he had no information to support Mr. Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped. He also said he had no information to support Mr. Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.
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2. Senate confirmation hearings for Mr. Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, began with ferocious attacks from Democrats.2. Senate confirmation hearings for Mr. Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, began with ferocious attacks from Democrats.
Time is of the essence for Republicans who want him to take his seat this term. The court’s last scheduled arguments are set for the second half of April — and the Senate leaves for a two-week break on April 7.Time is of the essence for Republicans who want him to take his seat this term. The court’s last scheduled arguments are set for the second half of April — and the Senate leaves for a two-week break on April 7.
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3. Turkey has its hands full, facing war, terrorist insurgencies, a refugee crises and a widening crackdown on dissent.3. Turkey has its hands full, facing war, terrorist insurgencies, a refugee crises and a widening crackdown on dissent.
In the second installment of our series “State of Emergency,” our correspondent visits an imprisoned journalist’s wife, above, and meets a loyalist who took a bullet — literally — for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.In the second installment of our series “State of Emergency,” our correspondent visits an imprisoned journalist’s wife, above, and meets a loyalist who took a bullet — literally — for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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4. “Brexit” got an official start date: March 29.4. “Brexit” got an official start date: March 29.
That’s when the British government says it will formally notify the European Union of its intention to withdraw, setting off a process that should be completed in about two years.That’s when the British government says it will formally notify the European Union of its intention to withdraw, setting off a process that should be completed in about two years.
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5. It’s officially spring, but weeks without snow or rain — and temperatures scraping 80 degrees — are raising the threats of fire in the West.5. It’s officially spring, but weeks without snow or rain — and temperatures scraping 80 degrees — are raising the threats of fire in the West.
On Sunday, about 1,000 homes around Boulder, Colo., were evacuated as a wildfire in the dry hills, above, burned out of control.On Sunday, about 1,000 homes around Boulder, Colo., were evacuated as a wildfire in the dry hills, above, burned out of control.
Such wind-driven wildfires have ravaged areas across Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, leaving cattle ranchers facing crippling losses and years of cleanup.Such wind-driven wildfires have ravaged areas across Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, leaving cattle ranchers facing crippling losses and years of cleanup.
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6. David Rockefeller, who as the head of Chase Manhattan bank spread the gospel of American capitalism around the world, died at 101.6. David Rockefeller, who as the head of Chase Manhattan bank spread the gospel of American capitalism around the world, died at 101.
He was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil Company and America’s first billionaire.He was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil Company and America’s first billionaire.
As an heir to that legacy, Mr. Rockefeller lived in baronial splendor and privilege. As a boy, he and his brothers would roller-skate along Fifth Avenue trailed by a limousine, in case they grew tired.As an heir to that legacy, Mr. Rockefeller lived in baronial splendor and privilege. As a boy, he and his brothers would roller-skate along Fifth Avenue trailed by a limousine, in case they grew tired.
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7. Cystic fibrosis patients in Canada outlive their counterparts in the U.S. by a decade. The most significant difference between them? Health insurance: Canada has a single-payer system. Above, a newborn being tested for it.7. Cystic fibrosis patients in Canada outlive their counterparts in the U.S. by a decade. The most significant difference between them? Health insurance: Canada has a single-payer system. Above, a newborn being tested for it.
Negotiations are continuing over the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. A group of hard-liners in the House, known as the Freedom Caucus, may pose the greatest threat to the bill’s passage.Negotiations are continuing over the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. A group of hard-liners in the House, known as the Freedom Caucus, may pose the greatest threat to the bill’s passage.
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8. Scientists might soon be able to revive the woolly mammoth, or some version of it, by splicing genes from ancient mammoths into Asian elephant DNA.8. Scientists might soon be able to revive the woolly mammoth, or some version of it, by splicing genes from ancient mammoths into Asian elephant DNA.
But doing so would be expensive and difficult — and Asian and African elephants are at risk of extinction themselves. The question scientists are debating now: Should society devote its limited resources to reversing past wrongs, or on preventing future extinctions?But doing so would be expensive and difficult — and Asian and African elephants are at risk of extinction themselves. The question scientists are debating now: Should society devote its limited resources to reversing past wrongs, or on preventing future extinctions?
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9. Thanks to an aggressive push by streaming services, we’re in something of a golden age for comedians.9. Thanks to an aggressive push by streaming services, we’re in something of a golden age for comedians.
Netflix’s deals with Dave Chappelle, above, and Chris Rock have received most of the attention, but our comedy writer says that what’s particularly exciting is all the new work from young comics. Here are the top five to watch right now.Netflix’s deals with Dave Chappelle, above, and Chris Rock have received most of the attention, but our comedy writer says that what’s particularly exciting is all the new work from young comics. Here are the top five to watch right now.
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10. Finally, as if the F.B.I. weren’t busy enough: Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey was found in Mexico.10. Finally, as if the F.B.I. weren’t busy enough: Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey was found in Mexico.
A trail of clues led agents to Mauricio Ortega, the editor of La Prensa, a medium-sized daily in Mexico City, who had a media credential for the Super Bowl.A trail of clues led agents to Mauricio Ortega, the editor of La Prensa, a medium-sized daily in Mexico City, who had a media credential for the Super Bowl.
Confronted, he turned over not only that missing jersey but also a Brady jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl and a helmet thought to belong to Vonn Miller of the Denver Broncos, M.V.P. of last year’s Super Bowl.Confronted, he turned over not only that missing jersey but also a Brady jersey from the 2015 Super Bowl and a helmet thought to belong to Vonn Miller of the Denver Broncos, M.V.P. of last year’s Super Bowl.
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