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Charlottesville, Stephen Bannon, Joshua Wong: Your Thursday Briefing

August 17, 2017 9:57 AM
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Charlottesville, Stephen Bannon, Joshua Wong: Your Thursday Briefing

Mr. Bannon thought the conversation was off the record, people close to him said. His adversaries have been seeking his ouster from the White House.

Separately, The Times Magazine offers an inside look at Breitbart News, the media company that Mr. Bannon once led and that is a nerve center of Mr. Trump’s America.

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said today that President Trump had agreed to seek the South’s consent before taking any action, including a military strike, against Pyongyang.

In today’s show, we discuss President Trump’s relationship with American business leaders.

In today’s 360 video, see the results of an event inviting gun owners to turn in weapons, no questions asked.

An M-16 and a sawed-off shotgun were among the nearly 5,000 guns collected at a two-day buyback event in New Jersey, where guns could be dropped off with no questions asked.

There is no evidence that the hacker, known only by the alias “Profexer,” knowingly worked for Russia’s intelligence services. But his malware apparently did, and he’s speaking to the U.S. authorities.

Giulio Regeni was conducting research for a Cambridge doctorate when he disappeared in Egypt in 2016. His body was soon found, and showed signs of torture.

Jimmy Fallon, on “The Tonight Show”: “I’m starting to miss the old days, when we were on the verge of nuclear war with North Korea.”

“These executives cannot live with customers thinking they are in cahoots with someone who supports white supremacists or neo-Nazis.”

— Bill George, a board member of Goldman Sachs, on a mass defection of business leaders from President Trump’s advisory councils.

Today is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey, a founder of the black nationalist movement who was also considered a Rastafarian prophet.

Born in Jamaica, Garvey encouraged black people to return to Africa and reclaim it as their own.

“He was the first man to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1965.

In delivering his message, Garvey unintentionally spawned a religion when he said: “Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned, for the day of deliverance is near.”

In 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen — known thereafter as Haile Selassie — ascended to Ethiopia’s throne, which was taken as a fulfillment of Garvey’s words. Rastafarians immediately hailed Selassie as Jah, the Black Messiah.

Garvey was not a follower himself, but Rastafarianism spread across the globe several decades later with the help of reggae musicians, most prominently Bob Marley.

“How can God die, mon?” Marley continued. “That’s why I wrote ‘Jah Live.’ ”

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