Chicago, South Africa, ‘Game of Thrones': Your Monday Evening … – New York Times

Mr. Trump’s stalled trade agenda is frustrating the industries he promised to protect, like steelworkers. Above, welding railroad parts in Ohio.

But his team is making progress in assembling teams to dismantle government regulations. We and Pro Publica are trying to penetrate the largely secretive process — and have found that political appointees with deep ties to industry may be reviewing rules their former employers fought.

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4. The governor of Minnesota denounced a weekend attack on a mosque as a “terrible, dastardly, cowardly” act of terrorism.

The mosque was hit by an improvised explosive device, apparently thrown from a truck, on Saturday morning as congregants began to gather for prayers. No one was injured. The F.B.I. is investigating.

A GoFundMe page had received nearly $50,000 to help fix the building from more than 1,000 donors as of Monday afternoon.

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5. Chicago sued the Justice Department over its new policy of denying federal grants to cities that don’t give the immigration authorities access to police stations and detainees.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, above, said his city received $2.3 million in law enforcement grants last year that are now at risk.

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6. Leadership challenges are a particular focus in Africa this week. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa faces a parliamentary no-confidence motion tomorrow — his fifth in eight years — and this time lawmakers will vote by secret ballot.

Kenya also votes tomorrow in a tightly contested presidential race that’s been marred by violence and reports of plans to rig the vote. Former President Barack Obama, weighed in today, urging Kenyans to “work for an election — and aftermath — that is peaceful and credible.”

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7. New York City’s subways are jammed with record numbers of riders. So we were astounded to discover that the M.T.A. is running fewer trains than its schedules call for — even during rush hour.

On the Lexington Avenue line, the system’s most-crowded, just 77 of 90 scheduled trains routinely run through Grand Central from 8 to 9 a.m., and only 76 of 88 from 5 to 6 p.m. Each could have carried roughly 1,000 passengers.

M.T.A. officials blamed overcrowding for the shortfall.

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8. We have two stories about other kinds of journeys today.

The first, from Australia: An Aboriginal activist is walking across the country — from Perth to Canberra — to protest the treatment of indigenous people.

“We’re doing this for the grass-roots people,” Clinton Pryor, above right, told our bureau chief. “A lot of people are not being heard.”

And in Germany, our reporting team tagged along with a group of young journeymen, or “Wandergesellen.”

Following customs that date to medieval times, they spend years traveling and working as bricklayers, bakers, carpenters, stonemasons and roofers in exchange for room and board.




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9. Finally, Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” brought awkward reunions and another skirmish in the war. Here’s our recap. If you’d like exclusive interviews, explainers and our curated selection of the internet’s best articles on the show, sign up for our G.O.T. newsletter here.

Have a great night.

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