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The party is unfurling proposals aimed squarely at voters who see a gap between President Trump’s populist message and the reality of his tenure.
After six months in office, Mr. Trump has moved the bar for outrage, shifting the understanding of what is standard, our chief White House correspondent writes.
The president addressed the National Scout Jamboree on Monday. “Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” he asked. As it turns out, he did.
• A door closed out the light, and life.
Details of one of the deadliest instances of human trafficking in the U.S. were revealed after the driver of a tractor-trailer carrying dozens of migrants was charged.
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• Standoff eases in Israel.
The government began removing metal detectors at a major Jerusalem mosque compound after days of bloodshed and a diplomatic crisis with Jordan.
• Guilty plea in kayaker’s death.
A woman accused of killing her fiancé in 2015 by tampering with his kayak near New York City pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.
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• “We have decided to let our son go.”
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• Quotation of the day.
“Of course it’s a great honor that the central government would pay attention to us here in Baiyangdian. We just don’t know what to expect — except that we’re going to have to move.”
— Chen Dazheng, a boatman along the canals in a wetland region that the Chinese government is planning to transform into a satellite city of Beijing.
Long before a Masters champion first put on a green jacket, young men in London were competing to wear Doggett’s Coat and Badge, an athletic honor that will be awarded today for the 302nd time.
The coat is red, and the badge is large and silver. Under the will of Thomas Doggett, an actor, they go to the fastest young waterman in an annual race along the River Thames.
Watermen were the taxi drivers of Doggett’s time, rowing passenger boats that were often the quickest way around a city that until 1750 had only one bridge. As today’s London taxis fight Uber, watermen fought horse-drawn cabs in a long, losing battle. In 1622, one waterman put his complaints into verse:
Against the ground we stand and knock our heels,
Whilst all our profit runs away on wheels.
By 1873, watermen were rare enough that Doggett’s race had to be made easier, using light skiffs rowed with the tide, rather than four-passenger wherries rowed against it.
But it has gone on, pausing only for World War II. (Races were held later to pick the missing winners.) A Times reporter covered the 2012 edition.
Peter Robins contributed reporting.
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