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• The U.S. health care industry has added jobs at three times the rate of the rest of the economy since 2007. The repeal of Obamacare could threaten that hiring engine.
The fight over health care also has some conservatives worried that Republicans are abandoning one of their core principles: resistance to the expansion of government programs.
• Kushner Companies, the real estate business until recently led by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, courted investors in China over the weekend, offering a path toward living in the U.S. in exchange for investments.
• Sinclair Broadcast Group is near a deal to buy Tribune Media, which would give it control of more than a third of local television stations in the U.S.
• The biggest names in the hedge fund world are to gather in New York today. Their investment conference is one of the headlines to watch this week.
• U.S. stocks were up on Friday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
• Aches? Fever? Vomiting? When should your child take a sick day?
• Recipe of the day: For a meatless Monday meal, try these classic stuffed mushrooms.
Over the weekend
• More than 80 of the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria just over three years ago were released, the government announced.
• Protesters clashed in New Orleans over the city’s plans to remove monuments related to the Confederacy and its aftermath.
• Always Dreaming easily outdistanced competitors on a soggy track at Churchill Downs to win the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
• “Saturday Night Live” turned its sights to the “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who have confirmed their engagement.
• “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” kicked off the summer movie season, earning $145 million and the top spot at the North American box office.
• An uncertain return home.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Afghanistan are being forcibly returned there after living in Pakistan for decades. In today’s 360 video, we witness one family’s journey back.
• Woman of the hour.
Judy Woodruff of “PBS NewsHour” is an enduring role model in a majority-female newsroom that is still feeling the loss of her co-anchor, Gwen Ifill.
• A baseball dream.
Gift Ngoepe of the Pittsburgh Pirates is the first African to play in the major leagues. His path has never been conventional.
On this day in 1901, the Australian Labor Party was created, in a stuffy basement room in Melbourne. But the country’s labor rights movement is at least a decade older, tracing its roots to gatherings under a tree in a small bush town.
In 1891, sheep shearers organized a strike, one of Australia’s first industrial disputes, under the shade of a ghost gum tree in Barcaldine, Queensland.
The workers protested reduced wages amid falling wool prices, bringing the local industry to a standstill. At Barcaldine, the striking shearers tried to block the arrival of nonunionized workers who had accepted the lower pay.
Soldiers eventually crushed the strike, and some organizers were jailed, but the sheep shearers’ defiance inspired a labor movement that persists to this day.
The tree, near the town’s railway station, grew to become a national heritage site, known as the Tree of Knowledge. In 2006, however, it was declared dead after it was poisoned by herbicide.
It was artificially preserved and has since been encased in a multimillion-dollar monument. An annual festival on May 1 celebrates its legacy. And the tree lives on, in young clones and cuttings.
Patrick Boehler contributed reporting.
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