Iran, Schneiderman, Met Gala: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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Good evening. Here’s the latest.

1. “It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”

President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the “horrible one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. The move fulfilled a campaign vow, isolated the U.S. from many allies, and raised further fears for the Iranian economy, which is already in free fall.

Our national security correspondent sees Mr. Trump’s decision as a grand, highly risky bet that he can “break the regime.”

Mr. Trump also announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was headed to North Korea, raising hopes that several Americans might be released.

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2. Who will succeed Eric Schneiderman? Will he face criminal prosecution? And what will happen to his legal challenges to President Trump’s policies?

Many questions are swirling after the resignation of the New York attorney general, who had positioned himself as a foe of Mr. Trump and a defender of women’s rights. He resigned on Monday night after four women accused him of abuse in an article published in The New Yorker.

The accusations included alcohol-fueled rages, racist remarks, prescription drug abuse and threats — including to kill the women or use his power as the state’s top law enforcement officer against them if they defied him.

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3. Five more top executives left Nike amid a sweeping investigation into allegations of harassment and discrimination against female employees.

That brings the number of senior executives who have left to 11. They had run some of the highest-profile departments at the world’s largest sports footwear and apparel company, and a big question is whether their successors can hit the ground running.

Nike shares fell 1.27 percent, to $68.46. Above, the company’s headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

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4. Voters in Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia went to the polls in important Republican Senate primaries. The winners will all face vulnerable Democratic incumbents in November, in races that could determine the balance of the Senate.

Here’s a closer look at what’s at stake in each race. We’ll be tallying the results as they come in.

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5. Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to run the C.I.A., faces a much-anticipated confirmation hearing on Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Mr. Trump chose Ms. Haspel because she is a seasoned veteran of the agency. But that has become her greatest weakness, as critics pick apart her role in some of the agency’s darkest chapters, involving torture and secret prisons. We discussed Ms. Haspel’s controversial past on our podcast “The Daily.”

And on the eve of the hearing, there was a new twist: The principal architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, asked a judge at Guantánamo for permission to share unspecified information about Ms. Haspel with the committee.

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6. Meet Nikol Pashinyan, a protest leader who just became Armenia’s interim prime minister.

The former newspaper editor and political prisoner galvanized a civil disobedience movement that transformed the country’s political landscape in just three weeks, forcing aside the longtime president, Serzh Sargsyan.

The question now is whether Mr. Pashinyan can fulfill his promise to jump-start the country’s moribund economy.

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7. Heroin is scourging rural parts of Northern California.

We went to Humboldt County, a coastal area long celebrated as a gateway to the scenic Redwood Empire. The opioid death rate there is five times higher than the state average, rivaling the widely reported tolls in states like Maine and Vermont.

Residents complain of syringe litter and people shooting up in public. The problem is worsened by a sizable and still growing homeless population, an extreme lack of affordable housing and a weak local economy.

Some users take meth to keep moving at night, when they’re most vulnerable to the police, and then turn to heroin during the day to feed their cravings.

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8. “There were cardinals! There were priests! There were Madonnas (and Madonna, who seemed to have gone from like a virgin to like a Sicilian widow in black Jean Paul Gaultier)! There were angels, and crusaders and icons-dressed-as-icons. There was impossible-to-resist word play.”

That was our fashion critic’s review of the red carpet at the Met Gala. “The dress code was ‘Sunday Best,’ and never, even in the annals of Met Galas past, have boldfaced names raced so wholeheartedly toward a theme,” she added.

See the wild looks for yourself in our slideshow.

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9. Christie’s New York begins a three-day auction of a Rockefeller family art collection that could be the largest single-owner sale, and the largest charitable one, in history.

The house will offer masterpieces by Matisse and Picasso, as well as truckloads of valuable porcelain. Highlights from the collection have been touring the globe to increase anticipation. Above, one of five Monets on offer.

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10. Finally, the late-night hosts had a wealth of material after President Trump’s newest lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, did another batch of TV interviews over the weekend.

The key takeaway, according to Seth Meyers: “Trump’s going to be the first client who pleads insanity on behalf of his lawyer.”

Have a great night.

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