The next term, starting in October, could be different: The court agreed to hear a case on President Trump’s targeted travel ban, as well as an appeal from a baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple.
We answered key questions about Monday’s announcement on the travel ban, which bars people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The court allowed the administration to partly enforce the ban until it rules, a decision the president hailed as a “clear victory” for national security.
• D.C., briefly.
• The White House said late Monday that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria appeared to be preparing another chemical weapons attack, and warned that he would “pay a heavy price” if one were carried out.
• President Trump sought to deflect questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election onto his predecessor, Barack Obama.
• Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India met as New Delhi vies with Beijing for the president’s favor.
• A climate conundrum.
The amount of carbon dioxide that humans are pumping into the air seems to have stabilized, but data shows that excess carbon dioxide is still rising.
Separately, a group of U.S. mayors approved a resolution urging the federal government to stay in the Paris climate agreement.
• Warnings before London fire.
Two products that played a major role in the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower had been criticized for their fire risks and faced tighter restrictions in the U.S.
• Thwarting a populist tide.
Right-wing populism has upended politics across the West, but Canada is an exception. Our Interpreter columnist explains why.
• “The Daily,” your audio news report.
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• Two studies offer conflicting conclusions on the effects of Seattle’s decision to embrace a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
• Three CNN journalists resigned on Monday after the cable news network was forced to retract and apologize for a story involving an ally of President Trump.
• U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• Try biking to work. Start with our guide.
• If you find yourself nodding off at your desk today, take a nap. It can do wonders for your productivity.
• Recipe of the day: A cucumber and yogurt salad — sprinkled with dill and sour cherries — complements hearty dishes.
• Big music in small rooms.
In today’s 360 video, join the crowd in a tiny bar in Portugal to hear traditional fado.
• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.
Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the Senate health bill.
• Saving orphaned kangaroos.
On a secluded Australian highway, drivers are pulling over to recover joeys trapped in the pouches of animals killed by vehicles.
• In sports.
• Russell Westbrook, an All-Star for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was named the N.B.A.’s most valuable player on Monday.
• Team New Zealand finished a surprisingly lopsided victory, 7-1, to reclaim the America’s Cup 14 years after losing it.
• Best of late-night TV.
Last week, Stephen Colbert traveled to Russia and said he was considering a presidential run in 2020. On Monday, he clarified: “If I decide to run, obviously I’m not going to ask the Russians to help my campaign. I’d have my son-in-law ask them.”
• Quotation of the day.
“Obviously, I felt great for me but sad for that other gentleman.”
— Merlin Erickson, who learned several days after being told he had cancer that a lab had mixed up his biopsy with someone else’s.
Today is Seven Sleepers’ Day, which celebrates an ancient legend and is said to predict the weather in German-speaking parts of Europe.
The legend stretches back centuries. It involves seven young people who escaped religious persecution by hiding in a cave, where they slept for hundreds of years before awakening.
The day’s weather is thought to foretell conditions for the rest of the summer, similar to the way Groundhog Day is said to predict the arrival of spring in the U.S.
According to one saying, “If Seven Sleepers is wet, it rains unceasingly.” Legend has it that if it rains on June 27, it will pour for seven weeks.
Germany’s weather service explains that the jet stream, which stabilizes around this time, provides a mostly consistent forecast.
(Confusing matters, the day’s name in German is Siebenschläfertag, which is similar but unrelated to Siebenschläfer, a type of dormouse common in Europe that hibernates for about seven months.)
Palko Karasz contributed reporting.
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