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Iraqi Forces in Mosul Plan ISIS Assault, but Fight Could Be Long

“I am confident they will retake Mosul,” a U.S. military official said. “This is inevitable, it will happen.” But he would not predict when.

Ultranationalist Monks in Myanmar, Facing Crackdown, Say They’re Unrepentant

The top Buddhist authority is trying to clamp down on Ma Ba Tha, a group accused of promoting violence against Muslims, amid fears it could further destabilize the country.

New Emoji is a Meaningful Symbol for Indigenous Australians

Twitter’s addition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags comes in time for the 50th anniversary of a vote to include the communities in the national census.

News Analysis: In Indonesia and Philippines, Militants Find a Common Bond: ISIS

There’s no indication that Islamic State leaders in the Mideast directed recent attacks in Southeast Asia, but like-minded extremists are believed to be responsible.

Philippines Strains to Clear ISIS-Inspired Militants From Southern City

Indonesians, Malaysians and Singaporeans are fighting alongside Abu Sayyaf and Maute group members in Marawi, the Philippine solicitor general said.

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Asian Kenyans Seek to Be Declared a ‘Tribe’ of Their Own

Kenyans of Indian and Pakistani descent, many of whose forebears helped build the nation, want to become the country’s 44th official ethnic group.

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.

Security Council Meets Over Killing of 2 U.N. Experts in Congo

The meeting was convened to update the Council on investigations, including those conducted by the Congolese authorities, into the March deaths.

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after a closed session of world health ministers.

Dakar Journal: Chinese Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People ‘Needed Stuff’

In cramped shops along a gritty thoroughfare in the capital, shopkeepers described what led them to leave home, and often their families, for Africa.

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Gianforte Declares Victory — and Apologizes — in Montana Special Election

Gianforte, 55, a technology entrepreneur, triumphed a day after being charged with misdemeanor assault of a reporter for The Guardian newspaper.

Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Officials Say

The president's son-in-law and adviser is under FBI scrutiny in the Russia probe, but is not known to be a subject of the investigation.

There's a Silver Lining for Democrats in Montana Loss

First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

White House Denies That Trump Called Germans 'Very Bad'

The White House is in damage control mode over a report that Trump called Germans "very bad" and threatened to end German car sales in the U.S.

World Leader Shoved Aside by Trump Says It Was 'Harmless'

Balkan websites ran headlines such as "America First" and "Where do you think you are going?" but Montenegro's prime minister wasn't too upset.

The New York Times

In NATO Speech, Trump Is Vague About Mutual Defense Pledge

The president promised to “never forsake” allies but lectured NATO members on the need to pay what he said was their fair share of the alliance costs.

Trump Appears to Push Aside the Leader of Montenegro

World leaders were gathering for a “family photo” at a NATO summit in Brussels when Mr. Trump appeared to push his way to the front of the line.

Greg Gianforte, Manchester, Pittsburgh Penguins: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

European Visits by Trump and Obama Are a Study in Contrasts

It was a coincidence of scheduling for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but the difference in the receptions of the former and current presidents was telling.

In Taormina, a Playground for the Jet Set, Trump’s Worlds Will Collide

A police state during the Group of 7 summit meeting, the city maintains its reputation as a pleasure dome for reality TV stars, aging playboys and affluent Russians.

The New York Times

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How to Be Your Own Quant

You may already trust algorithms more than you realize, like watching movies suggested for you or making purchases based on recommendations attuned to your taste. Why not let computers pick all your investments, too?

The Wallstreet Journal

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