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A Break Line in the Midterm Race
• Andrew Gillum's victory this week in Florida's Democratic primary election for Governor was the latest in a series of high profile triumphs for black candidates. He joins a number of hopeful candidates, including a record number of women fighting for office this fall.
On Wednesday, Gillum's opponent, Ron DeSantis, described Gillum as an "articulated spokesman" for extreme-left views, fearing that he would "tease" Florida's progress, words that are charged with racist meaning to many African-Americans. Mr. DeSantis described the resulting criticism as "absurd".
White House Attorney learns he is leaving
• White House White House advisor Donald McGahn will give up his job this fall, President Trump announced Wednesday. The news of his long-awaited departure came as a surprise to McGahn, whom Mr. Trump had not previously informed, people close to both men.
Mr. Trump's decision did not appear to be a direct reaction to the revelation that Mr. McGahn had collaborated with Special Adviser Robert Mueller.
On Wednesday, President accused China of undermining its diplomatic efforts with North Korea • Separately The Times learned that Mr. Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen had devised a plan to buy all the stories that the National Enquirer and his parent about Mr. Trump, from the 1980s, according to some of Mr. Trump's employees
New Campaign for Sexual Misconduct on Campus
• Education Minister Betsy DeVos is preparing a Policies to strengthen the rights of US students accused of assault Harassment or rape reduces the liability of higher education institutions and encourages schools to provide more support to victims.
The Times-submitted rules narrow the definition of sexual hatred and establish a higher rule of law to determine whether schools treat complaints inappropriately.
The Ministry of Education had no comment, a spokeswoman said.
• Ms. DeVos criticized the Obama era's guidelines as a federal encroachment that forced schools to build quasi-judicial systems with contradictions.
John McCain gets the last word
• After learning last summer he had terminal brain cancer The Arizona senator began planning his own funeral.
With careful planning of the four-day celebration of his life, which began on Wednesday, Mr. McCain brought President Trump, who has mocked and condemned the Senator for years, an unequivocal rebuke
"I think it's fair to say that they have a very different view of this country and what that country means here and abroad, "said Mark Salter, longtime friend and co-author of the Senator.
Nixon vs. Cuomo vs. Trump
• Governors Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon held a debate in the Democratic primary for New York Governor on Wednesday, offering competing visions for the party and the state.
wife. Nixon, who engages in a lengthy confrontation with Cuomo, a two-year incumbent, pledged a series of progressive policies, accusing her rival of being a "corrupt corporate democrat."
He seemed determined to talk about President Trump: "No one has resisted Donald Trump like me," he said. He also ruled out that he will run for president in 2020.
• Here are six excerpts from the debate as well as a factual review of some of the candidates' claims.
• The US and Canada expressed their optimism that negotiators could reach an agreement by the end of the week to uphold the Three-Country North American Free Trade Agreement.
• For more than 50 years the Red Delicious is America's most grown apple. This could change soon. (Granny Smiths is the favorite of your briefing writer.)
• A "Jacob's War" between Britain and France has been published this week. Some 35 French fishing boats attempted to hunt five larger British ships out of the waters off the Normandy coast, where France does not allow to fish with scallops until the 1st of October. • US stocks were still Wednesday. Here's a snapshot of today's global markets.
• Beach Reading at the End of Summer
If you would like to read something about the Labor Day weekend, have a look at our combination print and e-book bestseller list. Here you will find all our bestseller lists.
• No Late Night TV this week
Most comedy presenters are taking a break, so that's our summary too.  • Quote of the Day
"Seventy-five years ago tourism was about seeking experience, and now it's about building a personal brand using photography and social media."
– Justin Francis Managing Director of Responsible Travel, describes the role of Instagram and Facebook in "hyper-tourism" of popular destinations.
• The Times, in other words
Here is a picture of today's front page and links to our opinions and crossword puzzles.
• What We Read
Prashant Rao, our deputy editor-in-chief for Europe, recommends an article in the MIT Technology Review: "The whole theme is awesome and focuses on the impact that artificial intelligence and But this particular piece predicts what a city like Phoenix – designed almost exclusively around the car's strengths and limitations – would look like if autonomous vehicles were commonplace. "
A young British officer who was hospitalized after the Battle of the Somme began to write a story about the struggle between good and evil, playing gnomes, ghosts and orcs in a hidden city called Gondolin.
The story he spent years tinkering with remained unpublished in the author's lifetime, JRR Tolkien. (His subsequent work is somewhat better known.)
Called "The Fall of Gondolin," early history is published today in the United Kingdom and the United States as a stand-alone book. (Previous versions appeared in posthumous columns of Tolkien's writings.) Published by Tolkien's son Christopher, 93, "The Fall of Gondolin" anticipates the "Lord of the Rings." His battle scenes and the depiction of the invading Evil seem to reflect his For example, tanks were first used in the Battle of the Somme, and Tolkien describes Gondolin being overpowered by impenetrable "fire dragons" and "snakes of bronze."
The fans of the bestseller are waiting anxiously, to say the least.
"We never dared to dream you see it published," said Shaun Gunner, chairman of the Tolkien Society. "The fall of Gondolin is for many in the Tolkien Community of the Holy Grail of Tolkien Texts. "
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