Last, we look at how far North Korea’s missiles can reach, and at the defenses available if they start flying toward Guam.
• When 140 characters aren’t enough.
Stepping away from Twitter on Thursday, President Trump spoke to reporters at length at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., where he’s on a working vacation.
Here are the highlights.
Among the topics addressed: Mitch McConnell, Vladimir Putin and cuts to U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, Robert Mueller, transgender troops and the opioid crisis.
• An advance in organ transplants.
There’s a big gap between demand for livers, hearts and other organs and supply.
But an achievement in gene editing might make it possible to transplant pig organs to humans.
• Where the workplace comes to class.
West Virginia has long been one of the poorest U.S. states.
Now it’s leading the way in turning vocational education from a Plan B for underachieving students into a possible motor of economic revival.
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• Health insurance premiums are set to rise substantially next year, and many insurers blame the White House’s hostile comments about the Affordable Care Act.
• Wisconsin expects a new Foxconn factory to bring up to 13,000 jobs to the state. But critics warn of environmental and monetary costs.
• Times readers had plenty to say about Google’s firing of an employee who questioned the company’s diversity efforts. Here are some of their comments.
• A sharp increase in Wall Street’s “fear gauge” drove stocks down on Thursday, with the Nasdaq losing more than 2 percent and the S.&.P. 500 falling 1.45 percent. Here’s a snapshot of markets in the U.S. and around the world.
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• Here’s how to better manage stress.
• Consider keeping some money out of stocks.
• Recipe of the day: The fresher the paprika, the better the chicken paprikash.
• Encouraging black swimmers.
In today’s 360 video, jump in the pool as an African-American swimming team offers lessons to children. Black children drown five times as often as white children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.
Writers from across the political spectrum discuss North Korea’s nuclear threat.
• Ready for the weekend.
At the movies, we review “The Glass Castle,” starring Woody Harrelson, and “Good Time.” (Our critic says it wasn’t.)
We also spoke to the director Steven Soderbergh about his return to filmmaking.
On TV, if you have the time, we have the recommendations. Also: “Orphan Black” ends its five-season run on Saturday.
Our Book Review writers recommend nine new titles, and The Times Magazine interviewed Claire Messud, a novelist known for creating unusual female characters.
Finally, we review a Gauguin exhibition in Chicago, as well as Michael Moore’s shtick on Broadway.
• “Happily-ever-after doesn’t exist.”
After their 20th wedding anniversary last month, a couple reflected on staying together through crises.
“You go through a lot when you’re married, and if you come out the other side, you are very strong,” Suki John said.
• Best of late-night TV.
Here’s Seth Meyers, on the twin threats of opioids and North Korea: “If you don’t want people to start taking drugs, stop making them think the end of the world is imminent.”
• Quotation of the day.
“I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions. Not mine.”
— Taylor Swift, the pop superstar, on a radio host who says she falsely accused him of groping her.
An offhand presidential comment about Russia, leaked to the news media, led to an uproar 33 years ago today.
During a sound check before his weekly address, President Ronald Reagan joked about attacking the Soviet Union.
“I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever,” the president said. “We begin bombing in five minutes.”
His remarks were not broadcast live, but they were leaked. Few were amused.
The Soviets charged that Mr. Reagan’s comments were “hostile toward the U.S.S.R. and dangerous to the cause of peace.”
Soberly noting that “nuclear destruction is not something most people think of as a fit subject for summer sport,” The Times’s editorial page wondered what subject the president might amuse himself with before his next speech.
Newspapers in Europe reacted with a mix of surprise, outrage and horror.
Mr. Reagan later expressed regret for the comment but insisted that the news media bore some responsibility.
Nevertheless, he was a little more careful before the subsequent week’s speech. He warmed up using the standard “10, 9, 8, 7, 6.”
Palko Karasz contributed reporting.
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