Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, called the panel’s findings the conclusion of a “one-sided sham process.”
Closer look: The report, which incorporates more than two months of testimony from diplomats and administration officials, offered few new details. But it did itemize more than a dozen phone calls this spring between government officials and Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who was working to remove the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
The Daily:Today’s episode is about the start of today’s Judiciary Committee hearings.
The senator from California is also likely to become a top-tier option for the party’s vice-presidential nomination.
“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Ms. Harris wrote in an email to supporters on Tuesday. “But I want to be clear with you: I am still very much in this fight.”
Perspective: In an opinion piece for The Times, a historian from California considers what Ms. Harris’s doomed campaign says about the state’s politics.
As the 50th anniversary of the 1972 federal gender-equity law approaches, some of the female athletes who first benefited from it have donated millions to their alma maters to build facilities and endow scholarships and coaching positions.
Above, the Carol Roberts Field House at Yale has amenities that its namesake could hardly have dreamed of when she was an athlete at the university in the 1970s.
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Curbing abortion: After a wave of state-led campaigns in the spring to restrict abortions, another round is expected in early 2020 as legislators in Republican-dominated states begin lawmaking sessions.
End of an era at Google: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who founded the company as graduate students, said they were stepping down from executive roles at Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, will lead Alphabet.
Late-night comedy: After President Trump suggested sending Islamic State fighters from Syria to France, Trevor Noah quipped: “It’s pretty dark that Trump would offer to send ISIS fighters to Macron as a gift, but I guess, on the other hand, we have found the one gift that’s worse than a Peloton.”
What we’re reading: This New Yorker article. “Did you know there was an Airbnb for campers?” writes Andrea Kannapell, the briefings editor. “There is — and it has its own complications.”
Now, a break from the news
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Eat: Nami Nori, in Greenwich Village, specializes in temaki, sushi rolls that are shaped and eaten by hand. Read our critic’s review.
And now for the Back Story on …
The real James Bond
His name is Bond. James Bond. But as the trailer for the latest Bond movie comes out today, we wondered about the name’s origins.
The writer behind the super spy, Ian Fleming, was also an avid bird watcher. On a trip to Jamaica after World War II, he spotted a book, “Birds of the West Indies,” by an ornithologist from Philadelphia, who happened to be named James Bond.
Daniel Craig as James Bond in "Skyfall." He says the coming "No Time to Die" will be his final Bond film. Francois Duhamel/Columbia Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer
But as in any good spy story, there’s a twist: Last year, the BBC reported that newly released records showed that an intelligence officer named James Bond had served under Fleming in a secret elite unit that led a guerrilla war against Hitler.
That Bond, a metal worker from Wales, had taken his spy past to the grave, his family said — and they suspected that Fleming had used the bird-watching Bond as a “classic red herring” to keep his identity a secret.
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Thank you Mark Josephson and Eleanor Stanford provided the break from the news. Tom Wright-Piersanti wrote today’s Back Story. You can reach the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.