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• President Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, from 35 percent, and plans to announce it as the centerpiece of a tax-cut blueprint this week, according to people with knowledge of his plans. Here’s what to watch for.
• “I am sad that I am not on television anymore.”
With those words, Bill O’Reilly broke his silence on Monday in a podcast on his personal website, addressing listeners for the first time since being ousted from Fox News after sexual harassment allegations.
• As the fallout from the sham accounts scandal at Wells Fargo continues, the bank’s directors face a re-election vote by shareholders today.
• U.S. stocks were up on Monday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
• Sell-by dates on groceries should be thought of as suggestions. For the most part, trust your senses.
• Exercising before breakfast might prevent weight gain. Just don’t gorge afterward.
• Recipe of the day: Savory black bean and poblano tacos make a satisfying vegetarian taco.
• A reconciliation village in Rwanda.
The 1994 genocide tore the country apart. Today’s 360 video visits the village of Mbyo, where perpetrators and victims live side by side.
• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.
Read about how the other side thinks: From the right, a successful 100 days for President Trump; from the left, a Trump takedown; and from the center, a plan.
• Ask him anything (except about Trump).
Former President Barack Obama avoided any mention of his successor during a discussion at the University of Chicago on Monday, his first public event since leaving the White House.
• An out-of-this-world record.
On Monday, the astronaut Peggy Whitson surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American. She received a congratulatory call from President Trump and his daughter Ivanka.
• In memoriam.
Robert Pirsig wrote “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” which became an unlikely publishing phenomenon in the mid-1970s. He was 88.
Erin Moran, a former child actor, played the sweet but mischievous Joanie on the television series “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi.” She was 56.
• Best of late-night TV.
On “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert — whose ratings have risen recently — thanked President Trump for a great first 100 days.
In a way, today’s vanity license plates are nothing new.
On this date in 1901, New York became the first state in the U.S. to require registration of automobiles — and with it, the display of the owner’s initials. (Some countries in Europe introduced registration plates in the 1890s.)
As the number of automobiles grew at the turn of the 20th century, states needed an accountability system.
Drivers painted their initials on wood, metal or leather, but because there were too many overlapping names and initials, the modern license plate was born.
Massachusetts became the first state to issue plates, in 1903.
In a number of states, license plates have mostly been produced by prisoners. New Jersey inmates make more than a million annually.
Designs have occasionally drawn criticism. In 1928, fishermen in Massachusetts blamed the Registry of Motor Vehicles for their low catch after a codfish was pictured on the state’s license plates. The image was deemed too small, and what’s more, the fish was swimming away from the word “Mass.”
It was changed to a more substantial codfish (swimming toward “Mass”) a year later. How that affected fishing is unknown.
Remy Tumin contributed reporting.
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