Ronny Jackson, North Korea, ‘Roseanne’: Your Thursday Briefing

Dr. Jackson, a career Naval officer, appeared in the spotlight this year when he announced the results of Mr. Trump’s first physical while in office. If confirmed, Dr. Jackson would inherit the federal government’s second-largest department, which has been burdened by aging infrastructure, an inefficient health care system and a 360,000-person work force.

Here’s an updated look at the major departures from the Trump administration.

In other cabinet news, Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, is trying to roll back Obama-era attempts to enforce fair housing laws.

Korean leaders to meet next month

• North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will meet for the first time on April 27, for talks meant to pave the way for discussions with President Trump.

By attending the discussions on the South Korean side of the border town Panmunjom, Mr. Kim would become the first North Korean leader to visit the South since the Korean War.

His trip to China this week was a reminder of how he uses his nuclear arsenal to set his diplomatic agenda.

A rainmaker in hot water

• Over 15 years, four women in a suburb of Portland, Ore., sought police protection against the same man, one of Morgan Stanley’s top financial advisers, court filings show.

The man, Douglas Greenberg, is in the top 2 percent of brokers at Morgan Stanley by revenue produced. For years, the firm’s executives knew about accusations of violence against him, according to seven former employees, but apparently took no action.

This week, after The Times contacted Morgan Stanley with questions about Mr. Greenberg, the bank put him on “administrative leave pending further review of this situation.”

Deadly blaze in Venezuela

At least 68 people died after a fire broke out during a riot at a jail in the northern city of Valencia, the country’s attorney general said late Wednesday.


Relatives of inmates at the prison in Valencia, Venezuela. Credit Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
The Daily

Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Prospect of Pardons

A lawyer for President Trump broached the idea of pardoning Michael T. Flynn and Paul Manafort as the special counsel built cases against both men.


A march in Paris on Wednesday in memory of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was killed in her apartment last week.
Credit Yoan Valat/EPA, via Shutterstock


President Trump wants to remake global trade in a matter of months. Here’s how.

Social media exploits our data and can make us unhappy. It spreads misinformation and undermines democracy. Can it be saved? Our columnist wonders.

The revival of “Roseanne” this week got off to an enormously strong start for ABC, drawing more than 18 million viewers. (An enthusiast of TV ratings at the White House was also impressed.)


The ratings for “Roseanne,” starring John Goodman and Roseanne Barr, were the best for any comedy on the broadcast networks since the 2014 season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory.” Credit Adam Rose/ABC

U.S. stocks were down on Wednesday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets today.

Smarter Living

Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.

Being a wedding guest can get expensive. Here’s how to cut costs.

Have a tiny apartment? These are the best cleaning tools for small spaces.

Recipe of the day: If you’re looking for big flavor, a chicken tagine is just what you need.

What We’re Reading

Our journalists recommend these great pieces:

“How would you spend your time if your days were interminable but numbered? In this first-person account, Anthony Ray Hinton, who was sentenced to death in Alabama for two murders he didn’t commit, describes the book club he created for inmates on death row, and seeing ‘men be transported in their minds for a small chunk of time.’ ” [Longreads]

Anne-Sophie Bolon, London-based editor

“The Chicago Tribune is preparing to move out of the landmark Tribune Tower, which has nearly 150 stones from famous sites embedded in its facade. This visual catalog will take you on a grand tour around the United States, across oceans and through history.” [Chicago Architecture]

Gina Lamb, senior staff editor, Special Sections


Our Austin bombings coverage, explained

Last week, some readers criticized The Times’s coverage of the suspect in the attacks in Texas, saying we treated him too lightly or humanized him too much.

Our journalists answered some of the most common questions, including how we define terrorism.

Bunny best sellers

Easter’s nearly here, and the competition between rabbits is hopping on our children’s picture book best-seller list. (Find all of the top titles here.)

Play ball!

In another sign of spring, the baseball season starts today. Our columnist looks at how the game is evolving.

Here are our previews for the American and National Leagues.

Best of late-night TV

Dana Carvey once famously impersonated former President George Bush. He was back on Wednesday with a new impression, of John Bolton.

Quotation of the day

“To accept to die so the innocent can live, that is the essence of what it means to be a soldier. Others, even many who are brave, would have hesitated.”

President Emmanuel Macron of France, at a memorial for Col. Arnaud Beltrame, who was killed after he took the place of a hostage during a terrorist attack at a supermarket.

The Times, in other words

Here’s an image of today’s front page, and links to our Opinion content and crossword puzzles.

Back Story

On this day in 1961, the ratification of the 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was completed, giving residents of Washington, D.C., the right to vote for president and vice president for the first time in more than 160 years.

“The United States finally gave its capital the vote today,” The Times noted on its front page.


Residents of Washington, D.C., won the right to vote for president in 1961. Credit Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

The amendment granted representation to the District of Columbia in the Electoral College, where states are given electors based on population. Although the District’s population (estimated around 700,000 in 2017) is larger than that of some states, it is given no more electors than the least populous state, which is currently Wyoming.

At the time, the push to give the vote to the district, with its large African-American population, became caught up in the civil rights movement. The amendment was opposed by almost every state in the South.

Democrats have since been able to count on the district’s three electoral votes, which have been cast for every one of the party’s presidential candidates, starting with Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Although the district’s residents have a say at the White House, they lack a full voice in Congress, where their representative does not have full voting rights.


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