House Speaker Paul Ryan explained the deal — a day after being blindsided by it — as Mr. Trump’s effort to create a “bipartisan moment” during the recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Here’s the full video of his chat with our congressional editor.
Mr. Trump doubled down on his new partnership. At Representative Nancy Pelosi’s request, he tweeted that DACA recipients shouldn’t worry about their status in the six months before the program ends. “No action!” he promised.
Above, the French artist JR’s latest work: a huge mural on the U.S.-Mexico border, viewable only from the northern side. “For this little kid, there are no walls and borders,” he said.
3. A data breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, left driver’s license numbers and other sensitive information for 143 million people in the United States vulnerable to hackers.
Criminals gained access to certain files by exploiting a weak point in website application, the company said, adding that since it discovered the intrusion on July 29 there had been no evidence of unauthorized activity on its main databases.
4. Evidence of Russia’s efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election is building.
A Times investigation, along with new cybersecurity research, reveals some of the mechanisms by which suspected Russian operators used Twitter and Facebook to spread anti-Hillary Clinton messages.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr., above right, told Senate investigators that his concerns about Mrs. Clinton’s “fitness” to be president prompted him to set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer he believed had damaging information on her. He denied any collusion.
5. Companies looking for major new locations often set off bidding wars between cities and states, and this one may be epic.
Amazon, the Seattle-based retail giant, is seeking a location for a second headquarters in North America. It will spend up to $5 billion to build and run a complex with space for as many as 50,000 employees.
The company had some requirements: a city of over a million people, a “stable and business-friendly environment” and a location able to attract and retain employees. Bids are due by Oct. 19. Above, Amazon’s Seattle campus.
6. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said her administration would rewrite Obama-era rules on investigating campus sexual assaults to protect both the victims and the accused.
“Through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach,” she said in a strongly worded speech at George Mason University in suburban Arlington, Va.
She did not specify what the changes would be.
7. Roger Federer will not play Rafael Nadal in the United States Open after all. (But his loss to Juan Martín del Potro, above, made for a riveting match last night.)
Late Thursday, Sloane Stephens, who four and a half weeks ago was ranked 934th on the women’s tour, ousted Venus Williams.
“I don’t know how I got here,” Stephens said in an on-court interview on ESPN after the match. “Just hard work. That’s it.”
Stephens will play the winner of the other all-American semifinal in her first Grand Slam final Saturday.
8. The N.F.L. season opens tonight with a big game: the reigning Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, against an elite contender, the Kansas City Chiefs (8:30 p.m. Eastern, NBC or N.F.L. Game Pass). Above, a game between the teams last year.
Cool fact: Game balls this season will have a tracking chip inside, to record how fast and how high quarterbacks throw and kickers kick.
9. New York Fashion Week officially began today. But our fashion critic says it’s already “over” in the substantive sense, as big-name designers decamp for Paris, and pop culture figures like Rihanna, above, fill the void.
“The balance of power seems to be shifting from aesthetic influencers to Instagram influencers,” she writes. “From fashion to fashertainment.”
10. Finally, summer is unofficially over, and that’s good news for TV. Here are the top 10 shows to watch in September, as rated by our colleagues in Watching.
And in other small-screen offerings, check out our 360-video tour of a crayon factory, in honor of all the kids headed back to school this week — and those waiting for school to resume after weather-related closures.
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