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Good evening. Here’s the latest.
1. President Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former officials who have criticized his refusal to confront Russia over election interference.
The White House confirmed that Mr. Trump’s deliberations include John Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, above left; James Comey, who was fired as F.B.I. director last year; and James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, among others. (According to a person briefed on the matter, Mr. Comey has not had a security clearance for about a year.)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said they “politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances.”
2. The authorities in Toronto have made a public appeal for help in identifying a motive in a shooting on a bustling avenue overnight Sunday. A 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman were killed, and 13 others were injured.
The 29-year-old suspected gunman died after exchanging fire with the police. Mayor John Tory called for a review of Canadian gun laws, which are much more restrictive than those in the U.S.
“Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?” he asked.
3. We visited the Ohio industrial plant pictured above, Banner Metals, to see how the managers and workers feel about President Trump’s trade policies.
We found a lot of support for tariffs, underscoring Mr. Trump’s reservoir of blue-collar support in a trade war that could hit broadly across U.S. industrial sectors.
“If it comes out of my paycheck, so be it,” said one worker. “You got to look at the big picture. That tiny bit of sacrifice we make will create jobs.”
4. Can you become a denaturalized citizen?
Yes. In fact, the number of such cases based on findings of fraud or wrongdoing, though tiny, is growing.
In addition, one government agency is opening a new office to investigate thousands of potential denaturalization cases involving identity fraud, and another has requested $207.6 million to hire agents to investigate more cases, including marriage, visa, residency and citizenship fraud.
5. The movement against partisan gerrymandering seemed to hit a serious obstacle this spring, when the Supreme Court passed up three chances to declare it unconstitutional.
But it turns out that reports of its death are exaggerated. Here’s what activists are doing at the grass roots in Michigan, Missouri, Utah, Colorado and Ohio. Above, voting in Denver.
6. In China, parents reacted with fury after reports that hundreds of thousands of children might have been injected with faulty vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.
While there have been no reports of deaths or illnesses, the news has rattled public confidence in the government and rekindled fears about corruption in the nation’s drug industry.
“We don’t know who we can believe in,” one mother said. Above, getting a measles vaccine in Hefei.
7. A year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency over delays and breakdowns in the New York City subway, it’s still a mess.
As your briefing writer can attest, long delays continue to upend New Yorkers’ lives. Trains are still breaking down at an aggravating pace. Signal equipment dating to the Great Depression wreaks havoc across the system, which sprawls across 665 miles of track and 472 stations — the most stations of any subway in the world.
The M.T.A.’s statistics show minor progress in some areas, but no major boost in reliability, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on repairs. The on-time rate for trains hovers near 65 percent on weekdays — about the same as a year ago and the lowest since the 1970s.
8. And, just to focus on our home turf for another moment, half of the reporters and editors at the Daily News were fired by Tronc, the company that bought the newspaper last year.
The storied tabloid was once a staple for New York’s working class, with the highest daily circulation of any newspaper in the country: in 1947, it was 2.4 million. But it has struggled over the years, and Tronc reportedly paid just $1 when it bought the paper last year.
At 1:40 a.m. on Monday, the outgoing editor in chief, Jim Rich, tweeted: “If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.”
9. Pakistanis will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a prime minister, transferring power from one civilian government to another for only the second time in the nation’s 70-year history. There are major concerns about whether the vote will be safe.
Above, supporters of Imran Khan, the former cricket star turned politician, at a rally in Karachi. The campaign includes 122 parties fielding candidates, but has been marred by terror attacks, suppression of the news media, accusations of manipulation by the military, and a rise in extremist candidates. Here’s a look at the main players.
10. Finally, Los Angeles is mourning Jonathan Gold, the restaurant critic whose curious, far-ranging, relentless explorations helped his readers understand dozens of cuisines and the city itself. He died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, at the age of 57. Here’s our obituary.
Our travel section goes to L.A. this week too, to visit peaceful hidden spots like the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, above.
“I wanted to find the hidden pockets of reverence, reflection, silence; places Angelenos repair to in order to recharge their batteries so that they are ready to face another day, another traffic jam, another screaming child, another vindictive boss,” Reif Larsen writes.
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