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Navalny, Sessions, Cavaliers: Your Monday Evening Briefing



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3. On Tuesday, eyes turn to the Senate, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions, above during today’s cabinet meeting, will testify in a public session about the Russia investigation.

In a Fox News interview, Ivanka Trump said her father felt “very vindicated” by the testimony of his former F.B.I. director, James Comey, before a Senate panel last week.

We compiled views from across the political spectrum on Mr. Comey’s testimony and other hot topics. And on our podcast “The Daily,” we discuss the one word that an obstruction of justice case could turn on. (That would be “hope.”)



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4. The Islamic State is losing ground in Iraq and Syria. But American officials are still trying to figure out how to defeat its terrorists in cyberspace.

The traditional cyberoperations used against foes like Iran and North Korea don’t work against the relatively lower-tech militants, who can reconstitute online recruiting, communications and propaganda operations quickly. Above, the N.S.A.’s headquarters in Maryland.



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5. General Electric is shaking up its top management.

Its chairman and chief executive, Jeffrey Immelt, above, is stepping down after a 16-year run — and a long slump in share prices.

John Flannery, the chief executive of the company’s health care division, will take over, possibly auguring further changes at a company whose history reaches back to the laboratories of the famed inventor Thomas Edison.



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6. “More than once, as we walked the streets of New York, I felt I was in the presence of someone coming fully alive for the very first time.”

Our magazine reporter spent a week interviewing Chelsea Manning, above, the transgender former Army specialist who was recently freed after years of imprisonment for sharing vast troves of military and diplomatic documents with WikiLeaks.



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7. Lots of Shakespeare productions invoke current events, but the “Julius Caesar” now being performed in New York has gone too far for some.

Delta Air Lines and Bank of America pulled their support from a Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar” that depicts the assassination, above, of a Trump-like ruler.

The director responded online: Julius Caesar can be read as a warning parable to those who try to fight for democracy by undemocratic means,” he wrote. “To fight the tyrant does not mean imitating him.”



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8. Our longtime police reporter looked at how police departments around the country are focusing on social and medical ways to deal with the worsening opioid epidemic, which our own tally suggests accounted for more than 59,000 deaths last year.

It’s a far different approach from the “war on drugs” waged during the crack-cocaine crisis of the 1980s.

“If people think we are going to arrest our way out of the opioid crisis, they’re wrong,” said one criminal justice expert. Above, a police officer at a former drug sale site in Burlington, Vt.



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9. Can the Cavs do it again?

The first three games of this year’s N.B.A. finals had plenty of people convinced that the Golden State Warriors were untouchable. But shock-and-awe shooting by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4, above, caught the Warriors off guard. The series is now 3-1.

Game 5 starts at 9 p.m. Eastern, and we’ll have live coverage here. (ABC, or watch online at WatchESPN.com.)



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10. Finally, in a time of political division, Washington residents are coming together for a cause: ducks.

People are building them ramps, protecting their nests, setting up live cams and even draining the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to remove parasites.

“It spans barriers of class, education level, age,” said the duck coordinator of a local wildlife rescue group. “It’s just people who are interested in ducks.”

Have a great night.


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