And more of the extreme methods Russia used to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election came to light. A Russian company with Kremlin ties spread vitriolic messages on divisive issues via hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, some of which used stolen photos to add authenticity, like those of a Brazilian salesman and his family, above.
Our magazine examined how the Kremlin built one of the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century, and why it might be impossible to stop.
3. The British police made what they said was a “significant arrest” in the terrorist explosion in a London subway station last week that injured at least 30 people. A second man was arrested late Saturday.
Above, a masked British police officer entering a property being searched outside London.
4. To the dismay of conservatives, President Trump and top Democratic leaders had a surprise meeting of the minds — creating a possible deal to pair legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers with enhanced border security, but setting aside the issue of the border wall.
Mr. Trump’s management style is under scrutiny after accounts that he humiliated Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a meeting.
And despite a dressing down on race relations from Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, the president reiterated his stance that both sides were at fault for violence that erupted during a rally of white supremacists last month.
5. Partisan tensions were also evident after Harvard announced it had invited Chelsea Manning, above, to be a visiting fellow, along with Sean Spicer and Corey Lewandowski, both former associates of President Trump.
Sharp, immediate blowback, including from the C.I.A. director, prompted Harvard to rescind the offer and apologize for “not recognizing upfront the full implications” of appearing to endorse Ms. Manning, a former Army private convicted of leaking vast troves of classified information to WikiLeaks.
6. The scope of hurricane damage grew clearer as Florida and the Gulf Coast made progress in cleaning up. But the horror of eight deaths at a sweltering Florida nursing home that had lost air-conditioning raised scrutiny of disaster planning. Everglades City, Fla., above.
And a reporter who was dispatched to St. Martin, one of the Caribbean islands hit hardest by Irma, describes life without fuel, electricity, schools or a dependable food supply. See the damage on St. Martin, Anguilla and Barbuda, building by building.
7. Cleanups are also in order in the business sector. Equifax took days to put together a cogent response to a breach that compromised the data of up to 143 million Americans — but don’t hold your breath for more federal oversight.
A lawsuit over claims of sexual harassment at the online lending start-up SoFi cost its C.E.O., Mike Cagney, his job. Another start-up, Upload, was able to quietly settle a lurid lawsuit (a “kink room” encouraged employees to have sex in the office), and go on with business as usual.
And the former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who’s awaiting sentencing on a fraud conviction, was jailed for offering $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.
Is there a Shkreli Syndrome? Researchers say that engaging in illicit behavior as a teenager may point to the success of entrepreneurs, and also foretell their undoing.
8. Other difficulties facing women: Three former Google employees are suing, accusing the tech behemoth of paying women less than men.
And, bafflingly, when Tokyo-based Nikon enlisted 32 photographers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to promote a new camera, not a single one was a woman.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, the world’s most powerful woman, is expected to be elected to a fourth term next Sunday. But even so, her country appears to have a woman problem.
9. Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, unleashing a marketing juggernaut that’s contributing to a new epidemic of chronic illnesses fed by soaring rates of obesity. Above, a woman purchasing Nestlé products near Muaná, Brazil.
“What we have is a war between two food systems, a traditional diet of real food once produced by the farmers around you and the producers of ultra-processed food designed to be over-consumed,” one expert said.
10. The newest documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, “The Vietnam War,” begins tonight on PBS.
“Yes, you’ve seen these images before,” our reviewer says, “but to have even a chance at understanding this mess, you have to go back. Way back.” And that’s exactly what this 10-episode series does, dropping back to 1858 in its premiere.
Interested in other Ken Burns documentaries? Here’s where you can stream 11 of them.
11. Finally, fall begins Friday. Among other things, that means your favorite TV shows may soon return. Here are our top picks.
And NBC is going back to the future this month with “Will & Grace.” The sitcom broke new ground in the 1990s, but its creators are wondering: Will it go over in the Age of Rage? Above, the show’s stars.
To celebrate the best of television, tune in to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight on CBS (8 p.m. Eastern). Stephen Colbert hosts.
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