Her term ends in February, and Mr. Trump has said he is considering whether to replace her. Gary Cohn, Mr. Trump’s chief economic adviser and a principal architect of his deregulation push, is a candidate.
But Mr. Cohn was reportedly so upset by the administration’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., that he considered resigning. He said the White House “can and must do better” in condemning hate groups.
And in this week’s Partisan Writing Roundup, figures from across the political spectrum take on the president’s increasingly contentious relationship with his party’s congressional leaders.
3. At least four national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah, above, could be reopened for new mining or drilling under proposals submitted to President Trump by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week, according to aides briefed on the report.
And there was also news about man-made monuments: There’s growing anger over statues of figures who some argue symbolize racism, like Christopher Columbus.
4. We visited Yokosuka, Japan, the home port of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, where 24,000 sailors and related military personnel and civilians live and work. A cluster of bars near the naval base is a little slice of Americana, replete with Budweiser signs and a country music soundtrack.
The service members and their families are grappling with the aftermath of the deadly collision between the destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker. One sailor’s body was found; the search has ended for nine others who were missing. They were all young men who served as petty officers. We have more on their lives here.
Late Friday, President Trump signed an order barring transgender people from joining the military, but possibly allowing current personnel to remain. And North Korea launched several short-range missiles off its coast, dashing hopes that the country would refrain from provocations.
5. The heir to South Korea’s Samsung empire was convicted of bribery and embezzlement. The business titan, Lee Jae-yong, above, was sentenced to five years in prison, a break with a history of light penalties for major business figures.
The scandal over the charges had already contributed to the downfall of the country’s former president and had shaken the country’s political and economic foundations.
Our correspondent in Seoul said the sentence was a sign that the country is no longer willing to offer its business leaders political impunity in exchange for untrammeled economic growth.
6. The era of Whole Paycheck, the derisive nickname for Whole Foods, may be drawing to a close.
Amazon takes control of the chain on Monday and intends to cut prices — a signature move by its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, to inflict pain on competitors.
Among the items on the price-cut list: bananas, butter, crunchy almond butter, organic large brown eggs, responsibly farmed salmon and tilapia and organic Fuji apples.
7. The bubble of coding boot camps is starting to burst. In the last few years, dozens of schools have popped up, offering intensive courses that would allow graduates to enter the high-paying digital economy.
But two of the big ones are set to close, a sign of a glut in the market and of shifting demands from employers.
Companies are looking for a wider range of skills and more advanced coding knowledge, and the educational programs that are succeeding are evolving to suit those needs. Above, a coding class in New York.
8. We spent some time at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, which has cemented its status as a gathering spot for the president’s supporters to see, be seen and curry favor with people in power, one $24 chocolate cigar at a time.
Our writer says the hotel, dripping in crystals, slicked with marble and upholstered in blue velvet, feels a bit like a “Make America Great Again” theme park.
It’s also home to the only Washington restaurant President Trump patronizes, which is a steakhouse that serves a $150 glass of Louis XIII cognac and a $22 cheesecake lollipop tree dessert. (He prefers a well-done Kansas City strip.)
9. Ahead of Saturday night’s megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, our correspondent looks at how race-based barbs have long been used to promote matches.
In the runup to the fight, McGregor has told Mayweather to “dance for me, boy” and said he himself was half black “from the bellybutton down”; Mayweather, above, said that he was fighting “for all the blacks around the world” and that he faced a double standard.
“If it’s an antagonistic fight between a white and a black, then you can play the race card tremendously, and get an overwhelming return,” Don King mused.
10. Finally, the Salzburg Festival, the famed classical music marathon with its roots in 19th-century celebrations of Mozart, is underway in Austria. Our writer went for 10 days, and found that it’s a playground that requires a game plan.
There was other news from the music world: Taylor Swift, above, released a new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” We convened a roundtable of music critics to discuss the song and where it positions Ms. Swift after a bumpy few years for her public persona.
And we put together seven questions for the Season 7 finale of “Game of Thrones,” on Sunday night.
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