There’s been a lot of debate about whether the report is reliable. To help you parse the arguments, here’s a quick guide to how the jobs numbers are calculated. Above, work on a new bridge in New York City.
3. Remember the Senate Torture Report? That was the 6,700-page document about the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The central conclusion was that the agency’s methods were far more brutal — and less effective — than it had admitted. Republicans criticized the report as shoddy.
A declassified summary was released in 2014, but the rest of it may never see the light of day. The Trump administration is returning copies of the report to Congress, where it’s exempt from laws requiring access to government records.
4. The Dark Prince has a new gig.
That was the nickname for Michael D’Andrea, the officer who oversaw the C.I.A.’s hunt for Osama bin Laden and the drone program.
Now he’s running the agency’s operations in Iran, according to intelligence officials. It’s a telltale sign that the new administration is taking a more muscular approach to covert operations there. Above, a scene from the city of Qom during last month’s election.
5. The gay son of an Indian immigrant is all but certain to become the next leader of Ireland.
Leo Varadkar will be the first openly gay taoiseach, as the prime minister is called, and at 38, the youngest.
He was chosen by his political party to be its leader, and therefore the head of the center-right governing coalition. He’ll replace Enda Kenny, who is retiring after he was weakened by a police corruption scandal.
6. More colleges and universities are holding “diversity commencements” for different constituencies, like black, L.G.B.T. and first-generation students.
Participants say they’re a way to celebrate their shared experience as a group, and not a rejection of official college graduations, which they also attend.
“For me, the black community is a home away from home,” said a student speaker at a Harvard ceremony for undergrads. “So thank you, thank you for being beautiful, brilliant and blackety-black-black.” Above, graduate students at Harvard.
7. The Golden State Warriors dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the N.B.A. finals last night, winning 113-91. They meet again on Sunday night. (8 p.m. Eastern, ABC.) Above, Stephen Curry of the Warriors.
If soccer’s your game, clear your schedule on Saturday afternoon, when Real Madrid and Juventus face off in the Champions League final for the first time since 1998. (2:45 p.m. Eastern, Fox.)
8. Mummies discovered in a Lithuanian crypt are yielding new insights about smallpox, which killed an estimated 300 million people in the 20th century.
And that’s just one of the instances in which mummies are teaching scientists about the health of people who lived long ago. By understanding how long these diseases have been around and mapping them historically, scientists can better tackle them today.
Not all mummies ended up that way on purpose, by the way. When conditions are right, mummification can happen spontaneously.
9. It’s time to get that summer reading list together. We have (lots of) recommendations, whether you prefer cooking, graphic novels, horror, music, the outdoors, travel or true crime.
Or write your own novel! Here are some tips from the best-selling author John Grisham, above.
10. Finally, the late-night comics raked the White House over the coals for its decision on the Paris climate deal.
“It made sense that he did it from the Rose Garden, while we still have roses and gardens,” Jimmy Kimmel quipped.
And “The Daily Show” introduced a new character: Trevor Noah, above, played a young African who travels to the U.S. when his name is suddenly all over the news, in “Covfefe: Based on a True Typo.”
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