Republican Party, China, Louis C.K.: Your Thursday Evening Briefing


Here are photographs from Mr. Trump’s tour so far. He heads to Vietnam next, where he may meet President Vladimir Putin of Russia on the sidelines of an economics meeting.

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3. We’re reconfiguring DealBook, our finance blog, to focus on the intersection of business and policy. Sign up for the newsletter here.

We interviewed top American executives at the annual DealBook conference. Speaking publicly for the first time since he became the head of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, above, said he was working hard to change the company in light of the scandals that led to his predecessor’s ouster.

And Randall Stephenson, head of AT&T, said selling CNN in order to push through his company’s acquisition of Time Warner is off the table.

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4. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is finalizing extraordinary plans to fly about 3,000 residents of Puerto Rico still living in shelters to New York and Florida. There’s still little lodging available on the island.

And the authorities are facing questions about the death toll. The official number is 55, but statistics show that 472 more people died this September compared with the same month last year. With temperatures exceeding 90, the lack of power hit the elderly particularly hard.

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5. Today on our podcast “The Daily,” we talk to Stephen Bannon, the president’s former strategist, about this week’s election in Virginia.

The results of the vote were widely portrayed as a rejection of President Trump. But Mr. Bannon, above at our headquarters, says that’s all wrong.

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6. Sexual harassment accusations continue to upend careers. Five women told our reporters of sexual misconduct by the comedian Louis C.K., above, that involved masturbation. The premiere of his new movie was abruptly canceled.

Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama, was accused of making sexual advances toward teenage girls in the ’70s and ’80s. Republicans moved en masse to distance themselves.

We’re hosting a TimesTalk about exposing male abuses of power tonight. The reporters behind our coverage of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly and prominent men in tech will answer questions from readers. The discussion will also be streamed on our Facebook page (7 to 8:15 p.m. Eastern).

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7. This week’s Times Magazine is the Tech & Design issue, and it’s entirely devoted to one subject: our driverless future.

We imagined what the world would look like when “autonomous cars” carry us wherever we need to go. How would street signs change? What would we do with all that new free time? What about speeding tickets, or sex in cars? Roadkill? Above, the past.

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8. A new film adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel “Murder on the Orient Express” arrives in theaters Friday, with the starriest of casts, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz and Judi Dench, and a mystery to solve.

How do you reinvent one of the world’s best-loved whodunits for a new era?

Kenneth Branagh, the director and star, above, decided to transform the character of Poirot, Christie’s idiosyncratic Belgian detective, into a dashing man of action. (It took nine months to design his truly impressive mustache.)

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9. Pope Francis has a message for Catholics: Put down your smartphone during Mass. “At some point, the priest during the Mass says, ‘Lift up your hearts,’” the pontiff remarked during a general audience at St. Peter’s Square this week.

“He does not say, ‘Lift up your cellphones to take pictures.’”

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10. Finally, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its largest, and possibly most provocative, show ever.

Its blockbuster 2018 fashion exhibition will be “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” featuring ecclesiastical garments from the Vatican, works from the Met’s collection and designer garments inspired by Catholic iconography and style. Above, works by El Greco and Cristobal Balenciaga.

“Beauty has often been a bridge between believers and unbelievers,” the lead curator said. And just imagine the Met’s Gala in April. The annual fund-raiser is famous for its wild red carpet, which draws on the theme of each year’s big show.

Have a great night.

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