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President Trump with President Xi Jinping of China at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday.

Trump Says China Will Get Better Trade Deal if It Solves ‘North Korean Problem’

By MARK LANDLER

President Trump’s Twitter posts capture his quandary in dealing with the nuclear threat from North Korea: Only China can realistically force a change in the behavior of Kim Jong-un.

Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. Twitter posts on North Korea by President Trump on Tuesday contributed to concern in South Korea about the possibility of pre-emptive strikes.

South Korea Seeks to Assure Citizens U.S. Won’t Strike North Pre-emptively

By CHOE SANG-HUN

A confluence of recent events has led some people to fear that the Trump administration might launch military strikes against the North’s nuclear and missile facilities.

President Trump at a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Tuesday. He declared in an interview with Fox News that United States involvement in Syria would be limited.

White House Accuses Russia of Cover-Up in Syria Chemical Attack

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and HELENE COOPER

In a declassified report, White House officials said the Syrian and Russian governments sought to confuse the world about the assault through disinformation and “false narratives.”

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, on Tuesday. He said incorrectly that Hitler had not used chemical weapons during World War II or against his own people.

Sean Spicer Raises Outcry With Talk of Hitler, Assad and Poison Gas

By NICHOLAS FANDOS and MARK LANDLER

Mr. Spicer, the White House spokesman, apologized after incorrectly stating, in a criticism of the Syrian president, that Hitler had not used chemical weapons.

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Editors’ Picks
Sperm whale teeth, known as a tabua, displayed at a flea market in Suva, Fiji. Tabuas are given ahead of an engagement or at weddings, funerals and births. They are also used to seal an apology.

Suva Journal

In Fiji, Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Sperm Whale Tooth

By SERENA SOLOMON

The traditional gift of betrothal, the tabua, has been made rarer and more expensive by whaling bans, but a secondhand market continues to thrive.

World
The Borussia Dortmund team bus after an explosion on Tuesday that wounded one of its players.

Explosions Hit Borussia Dortmund’s Bus in Germany, Wounding a Player

By ALISON SMALE

As many as three explosions damaged the bus of Borussia Dortmund, forcing the postponement of a Champions League quarterfinal match.

A fire ripped through the Grande-Synthe camp in northern France on Monday.

A Fight, and a Fire, Roll Through a Migrant Camp in France

By MILAN SCHREUER

The blaze, following a fight between Afghan and Kurdish migrants, forced 1,500 people into the surrounding fields.

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, right, at a meeting in Lucca, Italy, on Tuesday of foreign ministers from the Group of 7 industrialized countries.

Tillerson Warns Russia on Syria, Saying Assad Era Is ‘Coming to an End’

By GARDINER HARRIS

The secretary of state said the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, must end his alliance with the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, or risk becoming irrelevant in the Middle East.

Clash Between Philippine Forces and Abu Sayyaf Leaves 9 Dead

By FELIPE VILLAMOR

Soldiers and the provincial police fought with the militants, who are known for beheading foreigners, on the island of Bohol, the military said.

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Business
Harry Wu in 2011. A lawsuit against Yahoo says that Mr. Wu, who died last year, misspent money set aside for a foundation that Yahoo created to aid Chinese dissidents.

Yahoo Is Sued Over $17 Million Fund for Chinese Dissidents

By ANDREW JACOBS

Activists said the company failed to properly oversee the fund it created to help Chinese writers, democracy advocates and human rights lawyers persecuted for standing up to the country’s government.

An image from a YouTube video of a man dragged off of an overbooked United Airlines flight in Chicago.

United Grapples With PR Crisis Over Videos of Man Being Dragged Off Plane

By JULIE CRESWELL and SAPNA MAHESHWARI

The videos cast an unwelcome light not just on United, but on the airline industry’s efforts to maximize profits.

Images from video show a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago on Sunday.

Video of United Airlines Passenger Creates Furor in China, Too

By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ and CAO LI

State-run news outlets said the passenger was of Chinese descent, and social media users responded with charges of racism and calls for a boycott.

President Trump and the Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Mr. Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last week. Mr. Trump has promised to take action on Chinese trade and currency issues.

Economic Scene

Trump Isn’t Wrong on China Currency Manipulation, Just Late

By EDUARDO PORTER

President Trump promised action against manipulation. But Beijing is now propping up the renminbi, not weakening it. The time to act was a decade ago.

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Technology

Bits

Tech Roundup: The Vast Criminal Enterprise Lurking Behind Spam Emails

By PUI-WING TAM

The Department of Justice accused a Russian of being a mastermind behind an enormous spam email operation that officials said drained people’s bank accounts.

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Sports
The Puerto Rico F.C. soccer team after a recent practice. Carmelo Anthony, the longtime Knicks forward with Puerto Rican roots, owns the North American Soccer League club.

Carmelo Anthony Plots His Team’s Future: His Soccer Team in Puerto Rico, That Is

By SCOTT CACCIOLA

His fate with the Knicks may be in doubt, but Anthony says he is committed to the team he owns in the North American Soccer League.

Alexandra Mosquera, center, a senior from Colombia and member of the Lady Cornhuskers bowling team, practiced at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb.

With Rigor and Mystique, Nebraska Builds a Bowling Dynasty

By BEN SHPIGEL

Coach Bill Straub’s focus on fundamentals has helped the Lady Cornhuskers achieve an unparalleled dominance in N.C.A.A. women’s bowling.

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U.S. News
Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee during the 2012 Irwin Tools Night Race, when agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives rented a 16-person suite at the speedway for $21,000. The Nascar event had no obvious connection to law enforcement operations.

Secret A.T.F. Account Paid for $21,000 Nascar Suite and Las Vegas Trip

By MATT APUZZO

The revelations highlight the lax oversight at the A.T.F. that allowed agents and informants to spend millions while avoiding the normal accounting process.

Rachel Mitchem, right, 7, and Juliana Bird, 6, both from Springfield, Va., take part in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn in April 2011.

The Latest Test for the White House? Pulling Off Its Easter Egg Roll

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

With key staff positions unfilled and no on-site first lady, the White House is trying to organize the most elaborate and heavily scrutinized public event of the year.

President Trump arriving at the White House on Sunday.

Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

By ANNA DUBENKO

Read about how the other side thinks: Arguments against intervention from the right and left, why it’s O.K. that Trump has no “doctrine,” and the case for liberals to defend the Second Amendment.

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Opinion

Op-Ed | Molly Worthen

The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society

By MOLLY WORTHEN

The deep distrust of media and scientific elites has its origin in old-time religion.

Dilma Rousseff in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday.

Taking Note

An Impeached President, Reeling but Defiant

By ERNESTO LONDOÑO

“There was a very misogynist element in the coup against me,” said former president Dilma Rousseff of Brazil.

Supporters of the presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso protesting against official results of the elections this month in Quito, Ecuador.

Op-Ed Contributor

Ecuadoreans Have the Right to a Recount

By ANDRÉS PÁEZ BENALCÁZAR

The country’s democracy is being tested as mistrust of the official results of the presidential election continues.

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