The White House is now bracing for charges against Mr. Trump’s short-lived national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
And one of the congressional panels that grilled tech giants on their enabling of Russian meddling revealed for the first time some of the incendiary and divisive Facebook ads Russia bought in 2016 to tip the presidential election in favor of Mr. Trump.
3. As all that’s going on, Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to muscle a new tax plan onto President Trump’s desk by Christmas. It proposes $1 trillion in tax cuts for businesses, and roughly half that for individuals.
Although the long-term benefit to middle-class families is uncertain, there are a few clear winners and losers.
Adding additional wrinkles, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Kevin Brady, above center, said he was considering folding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s so-called individual mandate into the developing tax plan, which already includes language that would enshrine in federal law certain legal rights for fetuses.
4. In a new, no-holds-barred memoir, Donna Brazile, the former interim head of the Democratic National Committee, describes seriously considering replacing Hillary Clinton with Joseph Biden as the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate after Mrs. Clinton fainted.
According to The Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the book, Ms. Brazile also writes unforgivingly of her frustrations with the Clinton campaign, especially after finding a document that she says showed that the Clinton team held an unusual level of control over D.N.C. operations even before she was nominated.
5. A clearer picture is emerging of Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the terrorist attack in Manhattan that left eight people dead. An Uzbek who immigrated via a now-controversial diversity lottery program, he led a rootless life and, according to a former friend, had “monsters inside.” Wounded by police gunfire, he was able to make a court appearance.
President Trump urged the death penalty, expressing frustration at the pace of terrorism trials.
He was also angered by the lack of a federal investigation into his political rivals and by the sentencing of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — who received a dishonorable discharge, but no prison time, for walking off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009. These grievances led Mr. Trump to issue perhaps the most vocal criticisms of the justice system from an American president.
6. Today’s New York City Marathon will be protected by the event’s largest-ever deployment of police officers. Runners picking up their numbers showed some anxiety, but also the expected excitement about post-race rewards of doughnuts, beer and pizza.
In other sports, the Astros gave hurricane-ravaged Houston a much-needed boost, winning their first World Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. We looked at how, after 56 seasons, they finally got there.
Ready to shift your attention more fully to football, and your fantasy team? Here’s who to start in Week 9. And here’s a surprise: The most valuable N.F.L. player this season might just be a punter.
7. Humans are the main cause of climate change, according to a report from 13 federal agencies that called evidence of a global, long-term warming trend “unambiguous.”
The report had been approved for release by the White House with less friction than many scientists had expected. The administration, however, appeared to undercut the findings in a statement that said, “The climate has changed and is always changing.”
The timing of report will put the American delegation in a sticky spot at an annual United Nations climate change conference beginning Monday in Bonn, Germany, given President Trump’s decision to walk away from the 195-nation Paris climate accord.
8. In Saudi Arabia, the arrest of 11 princes and many others may indicate the latest effort to consolidate the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son and top adviser of King Salman. The arrests included Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, above, a billionaire whose investments span the globe.
In the Saudi capital, Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon announced that he had quit his post, blaming Iranian interference.
9. The waves of accusations of sexual harassment appear to be growing more serious. The police in New York are preparing a criminal case against Harvey Weinstein after investigating an actress’s claim that he raped her seven years ago.
Kevin Spacey, the subject of accusations from 1986 as well as from the set of “House of Cards,” was suspended from the show and dropped by Netflix.
Many women are opening up about their experiences. On Wall Street, women who once used whisper networks to warn one another of predatory men now turn to private Facebook groups. And readers shared stories of the ripple effect of the accusations in their lives.
10. The United States added 261,000 jobs in October, as hurricane-displaced employees returned to work and the rebuilding effort generated demand for labor.
Jerome Powell, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, has strong roots in the Republican establishment and a wide-ranging résumé that includes investment banking. Pending the Senate’s expected approval, he will be one of the wealthiest individuals to lead the Fed.
Here’s a look at the legacy of Janet Yellen, above, who’ll be the first person in nearly 40 years to serve only one four-year term as head of the central bank.
11. “Saturday Night Live” was back with a new, somewhat baffling episode.
Larry David, above, hosted the show, and joked about trying to pick up women in a concentration camp. Alec Baldwin returned to play President Trump in a shower scene with a Paul Manafort character.
12. Finally, global turmoil is no excuse for shrinking your world. In troubling times, travel is as important as ever, if not more so.
Our Travel section presents tips and inspiration for getting out there. For one: Remember wanderlust.
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