Our chief White House correspondent points out that a new investigation of Mrs. Clinton “would shatter post-Watergate norms intended to prevent presidents from using law enforcement agencies against political rivals.”
Mr. Sessions again denied lying to Congress about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
• “It’s been very epic.” That’s President Trump, who’s back in Washington, describing his 12-day trip to Asia. Our reporter had her own assessment.
Apparent coup in Zimbabwe.
• The military of the southern African nation has taken custody of President Robert Mugabe. Here’s what we know and don’t know.
Mr. Mugabe, 93, is the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence in 1980.
• He dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, a move widely seen as a way to elevate his wife, Grace Mugabe.
Fatal shootings in California.
• A gunman went on a rampage in at least seven locations, including an elementary school, around Rancho Tehama Reserve in Northern California on Tuesday, killing at least four people.
The assailant, who was killed by the police, entered the school but was unable to get into classrooms because officials had heard gunshots and locked the doors.
• “This incident, as tragic and as bad as it is, could have been so much worse if it wasn’t for the quick thinking and staff at our elementary school,” a law enforcement official said.
In Alabama, a difference of opinion.
• Our reporters visited Gadsden, Roy Moore’s hometown, to talk to residents about the accusations of sexual misconduct against the Republican Senate candidate.
“Even in a place that has long been polarized over Mr. Moore, there are hints of nagging doubt among his supporters, and admissions by critics that they still want more clarity about the allegations,” they write.
• What can Republicans do about Mr. Moore? Here are their options. What can Democratic leaders do? “Stay home, this is our race and we’ll decide it here,” a strategist for Doug Jones, Mr. Moore’s opponent, said.
“The Daily”: Jeff Sessions in the hot seat.
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• U.S. companies like Toys “R” Us that file for bankruptcy love to do so in Richmond, Va. Here’s why.
• The American aversion to taxes is singular among wealthy nations and may have produced a government unequal to today’s challenges, our economics columnist writes.
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• Where pianos are made.
In today’s 360 video, step inside the Steinway & Sons factory in Hamburg, Germany, where grand pianos have been handmade since 1904.
• A would-be climate leader clings to coal.
President Xi Jinping has promised that China will take a “driving seat” in responding to climate change. We look at how, despite rising emissions, the coal-burning country is on track to meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord.
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• Welcome to Walmart.
The retailer’s practice of letting people stay overnight in its parking lots has led to the emergence of an informal culture.
This summer, two photographers spent several nights in Walmart parking lots in the South. Here are some of the people they met.
• Best of late-night TV.
Stephen Colbert was outraged by reports that Roy Moore had been known to spend time in his 30s at Alabama shopping malls, chatting with teenagers.
• Quotation of the day.
“You’re accusing me of lying about that? I would say that’s not fair, colleagues.”
— Jeff Sessions, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, on Russian contact during the 2016 campaign.
“The time has come when man can no longer continue using the land, sea and air as his ‘trash basket,’ ” a Times article said in 1966. “He must find ways to cycle his wastes, both solid and liquid, back into the economy.”
It was one of our first front-page articles to address the urgent need to deal with household waste.
The report was based on a National Academy of Sciences study sent to Lyndon Johnson’s White House. It came as more cheap, plastic goods were entering the daily lives of Americans — and leaving as garbage.
We’ve come a long way. Today is the 20th America Recycles Day, a nonprofit initiative.
Last year, 1.9 million Americans participated, organizers said, and 63 million pounds of recyclables were collected.
But there’s much work to be done. A third of U.S. household waste still ends up in landfills.
Sweden could show the way. In 1975, its recycling rate was about on a par with America’s today, and it stood at 51 percent last year. Only 0.7 percent of Sweden’s waste ended up in landfills, and the country even imports waste — to use as a source of energy.
Here are 10 tips to improve your recycling.
Patrick Boehler contributed reporting.
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