Texas, Japan, Saudi Arabia: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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3. We went to the leafy suburbs of northern New Jersey, where property values are high, local taxes keep climbing, and residents are furious about the Republican tax plan.

To voters in high-tax states like New Jersey, New York and California, the deduction for state and local taxes is sacrosanct. But the Republican bill would eliminate the deduction, and undo or sharply limit others, in order to raise revenue.

Voter anger over the tax plan could endanger Republicans in those places, maybe even putting the party’s majority in Congress in peril. Above, Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the House’s chief tax writer.

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4. Revelations continue from the “Paradise Papers,” a trove of leaked documents from an offshore firm used to hide wealth.

As Apple’s tax structure, and its reliance on Ireland, came under scrutiny, the tech giant moved to the small English island of Jersey, above. And a Russian oligarch was able to sidestep regulations to register his jet in the U.S., with the help of a Utah bank.

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5. Saudi Arabia charged that Iran had committed “a blatant act of military aggression” by providing its Yemeni allies with a missile fired at the Saudi capital over the weekend.

Iran denied that it provided the missile and accused the Saudis of waging a war of aggression and “regional bullying.” The Saudi-led coalition hit the Yemeni capital, Sana, with the most intense airstrikes in a year after the missile was intercepted. Above, the aftermath.

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The force behind the Saudi campaign is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, who ordered a midnight blitz of arrests of dozens of the most influential figures in the kingdom over the weekend. It was presented as a crackdown on corruption, but also allows him to consolidate his control.

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6. In recent years, more than a dozen universities have acknowledged their historical ties to slavery. But the Princeton and Slavery Project, unveiled Monday, stands out for the depth of its research.

The project’s website includes hundreds of primary source documents and articles exploring slavery-related funding, student demographics and the history of racial violence on a campus long known as the most culturally “Southern” in the Ivy League.

“Princeton’s history is American history writ small,” said Martha Sandweiss, above, the history professor who led the project. “From the beginning, liberty and slavery were intertwined.”

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7. There are important elections on Tuesday in New York City, New Jersey and Virginia, among other places.

Here’s our guide to the New York-area races. Mayor Bill de Blasio, above, is expected to win re-election handily. (On the eve of the vote, he gave a speech that focused on his opposition to the Republican tax plan.)

And we’ll be watching the New Jersey governor’s race closely, too. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who was Gov. Chris Christie’s second-in-command, is running against Philip D. Murphy, a former Wall Street banker.

In Virginia, the Democratic candidate, Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam, is expected to prevail in his bid for governor. But the Republican opposing him, Ed Gillespie, has veered sharply right and tightened the race recently.

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8. Before #MeToo, there was “I Believe Anita.” But why is this spate of sexual harassment allegations different from all the others?

That’s the question our new gender editor, Jessica Bennett, asks in this essay. “We have seen this movie before,” she writes. “But this sequel seems to have a surprise ending, or at least a plot twist: The public outrage is deeper and more sustained, and the dominoes continue to fall.”

Ms. Bennett is the first person to occupy this newly created position, and as she gets started she’d like to hear from readers. Submit your questions and comments here. Above, Anita Hill’s 1991 testimony.

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9. Olympic officials are considering banning Russia’s flag and anthem from next year’s Winter Games in response to its doping violations.

With less than 100 days to go before the Pyeongchang Games begin in South Korea, Olympic officials are under intense pressure to announce some punishment. Other ideas floated included having Russian athletes compete under a neutral flag.

A decision is expected to be made on Dec. 5, when the executive board meets. Above, Russian athletes at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

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10. Finally, among the scrum of late-night hosts, Conan O’Brien is not earning the highest ratings or generating the most talk. But our critic says that his show has become more distinctive than ever, doubling down on comedy for comedy’s sake.

“O’Brien suddenly seems like not only the sole host in the time slot truly desperate to make you laugh, but also the most willing to take artistic risks,” our critic writes.

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Judge for yourself: “Conan” will be shooting at the Apollo Theater this week, as part of the New York Comedy Festival. (11 p.m. on TBS.)

Have a great night.

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