Caribbean, Florida, Patriots: Your Thursday Evening Briefing


House Speaker Paul Ryan explained the deal — a day after being blindsided by it — as Mr. Trump’s effort to create a “bipartisan moment” during the recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Here’s the full video of his chat with our congressional editor.

Mr. Trump doubled down on his new partnership. At Representative Nancy Pelosi’s request, he tweeted that DACA recipients shouldn’t worry about their status in the six months before the program ends. “No action!” he promised.

Above, the French artist JR’s latest work: a huge mural on the U.S.-Mexico border, viewable only from the northern side. “For this little kid, there are no walls and borders,” he said.

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3. Evidence of Russia’s efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election is building.

A Times investigation, along with new cybersecurity research, reveals some of the mechanisms by which suspected Russian operators used Twitter and Facebook to spread anti-Hillary Clinton messages.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr., above right, told Senate investigators that his concerns about Mrs. Clinton’s “fitness” to be president prompted him to set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer he believed had damaging information on her. He denied any collusion.

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4. Companies looking for major new locations often set off bidding wars between cities and states, and this one may be epic.

Amazon, the Seattle-based retail giant, is seeking a location for a second headquarters in North America. It will spend up to $5 billion to build and run a complex with space for as many as 50,000 employees.

The company had some requirements: a city of over a million people, a “stable and business-friendly environment” and a location able to attract and retain employees. Bids are due by Oct. 19. Above, Amazon’s Seattle campus.

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5. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said her administration would rewrite Obama-era rules on investigating campus sexual assaults to protect both the victims and the accused.

“Through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach,” she said in a strongly worded speech at George Mason University in suburban Arlington, Va.

She did not specify what the changes would be.

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6. Graydon Carter announced that he would be stepping down after 25 years as editor of Vanity Fair.

One of the few remaining celebrity editors, Mr. Carter — famous for his double-breasted suits, white, flowing hair and seven-figure salary — is a party host, literary patron, film producer and restaurateur.

He’s taking a break before announcing his next project, and there was no immediate word on his successor.

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7. Roger Federer will not play Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open after all. (But his loss to Juan Martín del Potro, above, made for a riveting match last night.)

Tonight, Venus Williams goes up against Sloane Stephens (7 p.m. Eastern, ESPN). Williams doesn’t often share much of her personal life with reporters, but she spoke to us at length about her dog, a 10-year-old Havanese named Harry.

“He’s independent, like his mom,” she said.

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8. The N.F.L. season opens tonight with a big game: the reigning Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots, against an elite contender, the Kansas City Chiefs (8:30 p.m. Eastern, NBC or N.F.L. Game Pass). Above, a game between the teams last year.

Cool fact: Game balls this season will have a tracking chip inside, to record how fast and how high quarterbacks throw and kickers kick.

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9. New York Fashion Week officially began today. But our fashion critic says it’s already “over” in the substantive sense, as big-name designers decamp for Paris, and pop culture figures like Rihanna, above, fill the void.

“The balance of power seems to be shifting from aesthetic influencers to Instagram influencers,” she writes. “From fashion to fashertainment.”

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10. Finally, summer is unofficially over, and that’s good news for TV. Here are the top 10 shows to watch in September, as rated by our colleagues in Watching.

And in other small-screen offerings, check out our 360-video tour of a crayon factory, in honor of all the kids headed back to school this week — and those waiting for school to resume after weather-related closures.

Have a great night.

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