Mr. Bannon thought the conversation was off the record, people close to him said. His adversaries have been seeking his ouster from the White House.

Separately, The Times Magazine offers an inside look at Breitbart News, the media company that Mr. Bannon once led and that is a nerve center of Mr. Trump’s America.

• A consensus on North Korea.

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said today that President Trump had agreed to seek the South’s consent before taking any action, including a military strike, against Pyongyang.

We looked at how the previous three U.S. administrations dealt with North Korea.

• A blow for democracy in Hong Kong.

Joshua Wong and two other leaders of huge demonstrations in 2014 calling for free elections were sentenced today to six to eight months in prison.


Nathan Law, left, and Joshua Wong outside a Hong Kong court today. They were among those sentenced to prison today over pro-democracy demonstrations, a severe setback for the semiautonomous Chinese city’s struggle for political freedom.

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• “The Daily,” your audio news report.

In today’s show, we discuss President Trump’s relationship with American business leaders.

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• Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement have begun, with the U.S. saying the deal unfairly benefits Mexico and Canada.

• The start-up Aledade is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. Our tech columnist visited two medical practices in Kansas where the plan is working.

• Hackers briefly took over several HBO Twitter accounts Wednesday night, raising further security concerns for the cable channel.

• U.S. stocks were up on Wednesday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

Smarter Living

Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.

• Turn your house into a smart home.

• Protect your online accounts with two-factor authentication.

• Recipe of the day: Our chicken adobo is a five-star dish.


• How New Jersey got 4,775 guns back.

In today’s 360 video, see the results of an event inviting gun owners to turn in weapons, no questions asked.


How New Jersey Got 4,775 Guns Back

An M-16 and a sawed-off shotgun were among the nearly 5,000 guns collected at a two-day buyback event in New Jersey, where guns could be dropped off with no questions asked.


Photo by Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times. Technology by Samsung..

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• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss President Trump’s comments about Charlottesville.

• Hacker in Ukraine, now an F.B.I. witness.

For the first time, a witness has emerged in the case of the hacked Democratic National Committee servers.

There is no evidence that the hacker, known only by the alias “Profexer,” knowingly worked for Russia’s intelligence services. But his malware apparently did, and he’s speaking to the U.S. authorities.

• Murder mystery in Cairo.

Giulio Regeni was conducting research for a Cambridge doctorate when he disappeared in Egypt in 2016. His body was soon found, and showed signs of torture.

Our bureau chief followed the twists and turns in the case.


Giulio Regeni with his sister Irene in July 2014.

Best of late-night TV.

Jimmy Fallon, on “The Tonight Show”: “I’m starting to miss the old days, when we were on the verge of nuclear war with North Korea.”

• Quotation of the day.

“These executives cannot live with customers thinking they are in cahoots with someone who supports white supremacists or neo-Nazis.”

— Bill George, a board member of Goldman Sachs, on a mass defection of business leaders from President Trump’s advisory councils.


Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, announced today that she will be attending Oxford University. The Pakistani activist escaped to Britain in 2012 after being shot by the Taliban when she was 15. She is pictured with students at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, in July.

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Back Story

Today is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey, a founder of the black nationalist movement who was also considered a Rastafarian prophet.

Born in Jamaica, Garvey encouraged black people to return to Africa and reclaim it as their own.


Marcus Garvey, right, at a parade in Harlem in 1922.

Associated Press

“He was the first man to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1965.

In delivering his message, Garvey unintentionally spawned a religion when he said: “Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned, for the day of deliverance is near.”

In 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen — known thereafter as Haile Selassie — ascended to Ethiopia’s throne, which was taken as a fulfillment of Garvey’s words. Rastafarians immediately hailed Selassie as Jah, the Black Messiah.

Garvey was not a follower himself, but Rastafarianism spread across the globe several decades later with the help of reggae musicians, most prominently Bob Marley.

Selassie died in 1975, but Rastafarians remained convinced he was the living God. As Marley explained in an interview with The Times in 1977, “Many people, dey scoffers.”

“How can God die, mon?” Marley continued. “That’s why I wrote ‘Jah Live.’ ”

Evan Gershkovich contributed reporting.


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