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Mr. Trump said on “Fox & Friends” that he had been referring to the possibility that anyone could have taped the discussions. The president said that when Mr. Comey found out that there might be tapes, “I think his story may have changed.”

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And Mr. Trump’s raucous campaign-style rally in Iowa this week careened through health care, jobs, taxes, foreign policy and his own record. Our fact-checking found 12 inaccurate claims.

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istrial was declared in the retrial of Raymond Tensing, above left, the former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose, an unarmed motorist, in 2015.

It was the third time in a week that the trial of a police officer in a fatal shooting of a black man ended without a conviction, and the latest setback for prosecutors and activists seeking greater accountability for the use of deadly force by the police.

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4. The authorities in London are evacuating hundreds of families from apartments in five high-rise buildings that have exterior cladding and insulation similar to that used on a high rise, Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 people are believed to have died in a fire last week.

The police said on Friday that the cladding material had failed safety tests conducted by investigators. “I know it’s going to be difficult,” said the head of Camden Council, “but Grenfell changes everything.”

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. North Korea

defended its treatment of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was freed on June 13 and died days later, saying that he had been given medical treatment and treated with respect even though he was a “criminal of the enemy state.”

“To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident,” a spokesman for the North said, calling the family’s accusations of abuse “groundless.”

Mr. Warmbier’s detention and death have not ended American tourism in North Korea.

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. The Trump administration set up the highest-level U.S. contact with Syria in years to try to free an American hostage. Austin Tice, an American journalist and former Marine officer, is believed to have been held by Syria since 2012. Above, Mr. Tice in an undated video clip.

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Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, spoke on the phone in February with the head of Syria’s National Security Bureau intelligence service.

Though the operation to free Mr. Tice has fizzled out, some say the U.S. may be sliding into a far bigger role in the Syrian civil war than it intended.

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. It’s like a demographic time machine.

Does your county’s ethnic composition resemble what America will look like decades from now? Or does it look more like the nation of the past?

We analyzed census data to produce a picture of the U.S. at different points in time. For example, Clark County, Nev., home to Las Vegas, above, looks like the America of 2060.

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8. “Everyone’s got their own route.”

That’s Ty Harrington, 17, of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He is among the 30 percent of this year’s three million graduating seniors who will not go straight to college, a number that is ticking up as an improving economy draws more graduates directly to work.

The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who, like Mr. Harrington, above, are not headed to college, to find out about their plans, hopes and dreams.

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    eady for the weekend.

    At the movies, we review the joyous romantic comedy “The Big Sick,” above, and “The Beguiled,” whose director, Sofia Coppola, was honored at Cannes.

    A couple of weeks ago, our critics selected the 25 best films of the 21st century. Readers had their own ideas. For book lovers, we recommend nine new titles and offer suggestions for audiobooks to liven up summer road trips.

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    There are plenty of gay pride events in the U.S. and around the world this weekend, including the New York City march on Sunday. Here’s our full coverage of Pride 2017.

    If you can’t make any of them, our team has compiled 13 essential L.G.B.T. movies that are streaming on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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    And, just in time for summer, we have a guide to making ice cream, even a nondairy version.

    Have a great weekend.

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