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Karen Handel, Uber, Sean Spicer: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Mr. Kalanick’s exit after a shareholder revolt caps months of questions over leadership at the company, which has become an example of start-up culture gone awry.



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3. A lawsuit against two psychologists has thrown a spotlight on the brutality used in C.I.A. interrogations.

Deposition videos, obtained exclusively by The New York Times, reveal new insights into the enhanced interrogation program and the C.I.A. officials behind it.

Suleiman Salim, a Tanzanian, above, was captured in 2003 and held by the C.I.A. in Afghanistan. He was beaten, isolated in a dark cell for months, subjected to dousing with water and deprived of sleep.



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4. In a shake-up in Saudi Arabia, King Salman removed the crown prince and named his 31-year-old son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, next in line to the throne.

Prince Mohammed’s appointment comes at a time of deep Saudi involvement in conflicts across the Middle East, and the move will have far-reaching effects on oil markets. He met with President Trump, above, at the White House in March.

Here is a recent profile of the young prince.



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5. One of Iraq’s most famous landmarks, a historic mosque in Mosul, was destroyed. The Iraqi government said the Islamic State was behind the blast — but the militants blamed a U.S. airstrike.

Al Nuri Grand Mosque, above, is where the Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ascended a pulpit in 2014 and declared a caliphate. The mosque and its minaret are pictured on Iraq’s 10,000 dinar note.



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6. A Milwaukee jury acquitted a police officer in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old African-American man, Sylville Smith. His death last August touched off two days of protests on the city’s north side.

The police officer, who was fired because of a separate case last fall, had been charged with first-degree reckless homicide. Above, body camera footage that was shown during the trial.



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7. This week’s magazine cover story is “The Boys From Baga,” an intimate account of how four boy soldiers survived Boko Haram.

The boys, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by the militant group and trained as soldiers. Their story, as told by Sarah Topol, reads like a novel. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were.

The photographer, Glenna Gordon, describes the reporting process — including a night patrol with Nigerian soldiers — in this essay.



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8. The N.B.A draft is on Thursday, and our experts have weighed in on who’s going where. The 76ers and Lakers are expected to take Markelle Fultz, above, and Lonzo Ball with the top two picks. After that, it gets interesting.



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9. Happy first day of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere, of course). To celebrate, watch as a skilled Inuit builder in northern Canada teaches the disappearing craft of building igloos.

The traditional design incorporates principles of physics and thermodynamics to create an optimal shelter, and it turns out snow is actually an excellent insulator.

The temperature inside an igloo can reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit — or more — while it’s 30 below freezing outside.



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10. Finally, the late-night hosts were almost wistful at the news that Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, is leading the search for his own replacement.

Stephen Colbert, who like his colleagues drew a hefty share of material from Mr. Spicer’s press briefings, led the crowd in an affectionate chant: “Sean, Sean!”

And he joked: “Sean, I have so many questions. If you go, who will not answer them?”

Have a great night.


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