Democratic Party, China, Texas: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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Elsewhere in Washington, the Justice Department called on Time Warner to sell assets, potentially including CNN, according to people briefed on the move. That invites a politically tinged legal battle over a pending merger with ATT.

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3. President Xi Jinping of China showered President Trump with hospitality, leading him on a tour of the Forbidden City, but experts say the personal contact may not alter their divisions on pressuring North Korea.

The two meet again on Thursday, and are expected to give a joint statement. Our reporters in China and Washington note that business deals are likelier than policy shifts, and our video team tracks how Mr. Trump has shifted over time from targeting China’s trade policy to praising Mr. Xi.

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4. The massacre at a Texas church was captured on video. The images, according to an official briefed on the contents, show the gunman methodically shooting his victims, execution style, for seven terrifying minutes.

Rosanne Solis, above, survived the shooting and spoke to us about it in this 360 video. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back to that church,” she said.

And readers who have lost loved ones or were otherwise affected by past mass shootings shared advice on how to cope.

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5. The latest revelations from the “Paradise Papers,” a leaked trove of documents from an offshore firm: American universities are also using secretive overseas investments.

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Lucrative tax breaks have enabled college endowments to amass more than $500 billion nationwide. The wealth is concentrated in a small group of highly selective schools, including Dartmouth, above, Columbia and Duke.

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6. It looks like all-out war in the N.F.L.

Jerry Jones, the powerful owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is threatening to sue over efforts to extend the contract of the commissioner, Roger Goodell, furious on two counts: that Goodell suspended Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys’ star running back, after he was accused of domestic violence; and that Goodell has not halted players’ anthem protests. Above left, Goodell with Jones in 2014.

According to several people with direct knowledge of the situation, Jones told other owners last week that he’d hired David Boies, the high-profile lawyer (who has come under fire in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case).

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7. The latest in news related to sexual harassment and assault:

The director of the Armory Show, a top international art fair, was ousted after he was accused of sexual harassment. Benjamin Genocchio, above, said “he never intentionally acted in an inappropriate manner.” And Heather Unruh, a TV journalist in Boston, said Kevin Spacey reached into her 18-year-old son’s pants at a bar last year. Mr. Spacey did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

And TripAdvisor started putting symbols next to hotels and resorts identified as locations of sexual assault. The move came after the company had to apologize for deleting the review of a woman who said she was raped at a Mexican resort, because her language wasn’t “family-friendly.”

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8. The opera singer Audrey Luna, above, sings the highest note ever at the Metropolitan Opera.

The A above high C lasts for just a second during “The Exterminating Angel,” by Thomas Adès, about a blue-bloods dinner party that guests are mysteriously unable to leave.

Our article includes an audio clip of Ms. Luna’s achievement, which our writer says is a product of genetics, training and psychological discipline over two fragile vocal cords.

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9. The late-night host Conan O’Brien is filming his shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem this week, and Jon Stewart popped by to give him a “New York City citizenship test.”

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The crowd jeered after this exchange: “Where in New York City is the ball dropped every year?”

“Citi Field,” Mr. O’Brien shot back. Ouch.

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10. Finally, members of our Cooking team introduced their interactive guide to Thanksgiving. They show you how to cook an entire T-Day dinner in about eight hours, using one oven, four burners and great recipes.

You don’t have to knock it all out in one day, of course, but it’s doable. (There’s even a lunch break.)

Have a great night.

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