North Korea, CNN, Volvo: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

White House advisers are especially nervous about Mr. Trump’s sit-down with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, which is scheduled for Friday.

Mr. Trump has already arrived in Europe, flying into Poland to deliver a major speech at the site of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II.



3. Today in social media controversies: CNN faced a backlash after it published an article quoting — but not identifying — the Reddit user who created the video of President Trump wrestling the network’s logo to the ground.

Some internet users accused the network of blackmailing the unnamed source, who had also posted racist and anti-Semitic content, by reserving the right to name him if he did so again.

Mr. Trump’s tweet of the video has become his most-shared post. We collected reactions from the right and left.



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4. Some Senate Republicans skipped Fourth of July parades, fearing confrontations with voters angry over health care. (Senator Susan Collins of Maine, above, was among those who did attend.)

They’re back at work next week, and they face a mammoth legislative logjam. Pending items include the health care vote, an unresolved budget resolution and the tax plan. Some are even calling on Congress to forgo its sacred August recess.



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5. The N.Y.P.D. was plunged into mourning after an officer sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack.

Our Metro reporters fanned out to find out everything they could. Our portrait of the attacker, a two-time convict who had voiced anger at law enforcement in an online video, is still developing, so please check back.

The victim, Miosotis Familia, 48, had been on the job for 12 years. She had three children. “She was a warrior, tell you the truth,” a relative said. “She was a fighter, she was tough — and that was the job for her.”



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6. Inside a national museum. Outside schools. On university campuses. Nooses, long a symbol of racial terror in the U.S., have been found across the country recently.

The latest was found at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia — an ultra-secure location, above, where employees know that they’re being filmed. A white coin maker left it at the workstation of an African-American colleague, setting off an uproar — and an investigation.

We asked the author of a book about nooses in the past and present why there were so many such episodes. “I think we’re in a historical moment where people feel like they have permission to be hateful,” he replied.



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7. Volvo, the Swedish-based automaker now owned by a Chinese company, said that it will introduce only hybrid or electric models starting in 2019. That’s a first for a mainstream car company. (Above, vintage Volvos at a car show.)

Volvo’s chief executive said that while the strategy has risks, “a much bigger risk would be to stick with internal combustion engines.”



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8. The Venezuelan police officer who staged a helicopter attack on government buildings last week and claimed to lead a dissident group resurfaced.

In a new video, the officer, Óscar Pérez, warned of a “new phase” in an insurrection.

Some Venezuelans suspect he’s a government plant, furnishing an excuse for its harsh tactics.



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9. “Game of Thrones” returns July 16 on HBO — and it’s the beginning of the end. Only 13 episodes remain, seven this season and six the next.

We caught up with Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, at home in England. This is all she’d say plotwise: “Um, she’s not having a good time. Apparently winter is really coming, finally.”

Here’s a guide to where the last season left off. And our obsessive “Game of Thrones” experts are ready to email you roundups of the internet’s best articles on each episode, exclusive interviews and explainers.



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10. Finally, in this season of ups and downs, we put together a comprehensive report on new roller coasters across America.

Above, the Hydrus in Seaside Heights, N.J., replacing a coaster destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The highlights: a 97-degree drop and three inversions in its 45-second running time.

And there’s a new genre that represents a real feat of technology: the water coaster. Texas — aptly — boasts the world’s largest (81 feet tall.)

Have a great night.


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