Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, above, proposed what he called “a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care system,” and said 15 Democratic senators supported it.
The White House and Republican leaders of Congress said they will release the framework of their plan to overhaul the tax code the week of Sept. 25.
And President Trump got an earful about his Charlottesville response from Tim Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican. The White House misidentified him as Tom Scott in a handout.
3. The Trump administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. over the next year, to below 50,000. That would be the lowest number since at least 1980. Above, Syrian families at a U.N. refugee office in Beirut.
The Supreme Court will hear challenges to the administration’s barring of refugees next month, but in the meantime, is allowing the administration to bar many refugees.
Separately, when undocumented immigrants finish their sentences, local sheriffs face a problem: Should they keep them locked up pending deportation or honor federal court decisions that the practice is unconstitutional?
4. In other immigration news: The widow of the Indian engineer killed by a gunman in a Kansas bar in February lost her visa.
Sunayana Dumala’s husband, one of two Indian men shot that day, was here on an H-1B visa, and upon his death, her residency status was terminated. She was scared she wouldn’t be able to come back to the U.S. after his funeral in India. Above, the couple in a family photo.
Her congressman, Kevin Yoder, is helping her get her own visa — and argues that the law should be changed to protect spouses of hate crime victims.
5. “It was a frat house.” Our tech reporters went inside the events that led to the exit of the C.E.O., Mike Cagney, from SoFi, a prominent San Francisco start-up.
“You would find people having sex in their cars and in the parking lot,” said one former employee at the online lending start-up. “It was a free-for-all.”’
6. Fires are now raging across the West, from Southern California to Glacier National Park, with experts predicting that 2017 will go down as one of the worst wildfire seasons in decades.
A crew of scientists at Yellowstone National Park has been studying how forests regrow after fires, and their findings will guide forest management and firefighting policy in the years to come. Global warming is expected to contribute to more frequent fires. Above, two forests whose paths diverged after a succession of wildfires.
7. Russia and Belarus are about to attack Veishnoriya. Luckily, that’s a fictional state.
It’s the focus of a six-day joint military exercise that is expected to be the biggest display of Russian military power since the end of the Cold War. NATO is wary.
Today on our podcast “The Daily,” we talk to our reporter Jim Rutenberg about a parallel effort — the information war that the Kremlin is waging against the West. Read his full story in this week’s Times Magazine.
And U.S. agencies are dropping antivirus software made by a Russian technology company, Kaspersky Lab, whose executives are suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence.
8. Myanmar’s national leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, will not attend the coming U.N. General Assembly because of the crisis that has forced about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh in just weeks.
International leaders and rights groups have denounced Myanmar for ethnic cleansing — some have called it genocide — and castigated her inaction. Here are the basics on the roots and history of the strife.
9. We talked to Angelina Jolie about her latest movie, “First They Killed My Father,” based on the true story of Loung Ung, who as a young girl survived the Cambodian genocide.
While Ms. Jolie’s earlier work as a director has garnered tepid reviews, several critics have anointed “First They Killed My Father” her best yet. It’ll be on Netflix as of Friday, when it will also open in a small number of theaters.
In an interview at her $25 million estate in Los Angeles, Ms. Jolie said that making the film affected her view of her family — and intimated that it might have informed her decision to leave Brad Pitt.
10. Finally, after Senator Ted Cruz’s Twitter account liked a pornographic video, you knew he would be prime fodder for the late-night comics. From James Corden: “When asked to comment on this story, Ted Cruz said, ‘Don’t come in here!’”
On TV tonight, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are back for Season 4 of “Broad City,” starring as feminist slackers (above and at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central). And Samantha Bee is back with new episodes of “Full Frontal” (10:30 p.m. on TBS).
And a word to the wise: Do not read our story on the fatberg menacing London’s sewer system over dinner.
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