Here’s what you need to know:
• A choice for the G.O.P.
The broad Republican support this week for President Trump’s plan to sharply reduce taxes suggests that those concerned about growing national debt will have to face off with former allies who want to chase economic growth.
The president’s plan would shift trillions of dollars to America’s richest families and add to the “mountain of debt” that he criticized Barack Obama for increasing.
Do you own or plan to buy a home? Answer that and 11 more questions to find out how the tax plan might affect you.
• A deadline missed.
An 11th-hour push to give President Trump an early legislative victory broke down late on Thursday as House Republican leaders failed to round up enough support for a revised bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The president’s 100th day in office is Saturday. One of our White House correspondents takes a video tour of the state of his campaign promises.
Our reporters checked back in with voters across the country with whom they spoke after the election. Many of the president’s biggest supporters like what they see so far.
• A warning from Trump.
The president warned on Thursday of the possibility of a “major, major conflict” with North Korea, saying in an interview that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to concerns that Pyongyang is preparing another nuclear test.
• More trouble for Flynn.
Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, was told in 2014 to seek approval for any payments he accepted from a foreign government, documents released on Thursday show.
• Welcome to Weimar.
The German city, population 65,000, has absorbed 900 refugees in a year. Our journalists spent months there examining their integration from all sides.
In today’s 360 video, step inside the home of Sarah, a German, and Omar, a refugee, to see how they are adjusting.
• “The Daily,” your audio news report.
In today’s show, we discuss what we can we learn about the Trump administration from the taxes it would cut.
Listen on a computer, an iOS device or an Android device.
• The Fox News anchor Sean Hannity has vocally defended an executive at the center of a growing culture clash inside the network.
Separately, our reporters spoke to Fox News viewers across the country, who disagree about the circumstances that led to the departure of Bill O’Reilly. One thing they agree on: They’ll stick with Fox.
• United Airlines has reached a settlement with David Dao, a passenger who was dragged off one of its flights. It did not disclose the amount.
• U.S. stocks were up on Thursday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
• Skip the university tour. Research suggests that talking to former students is a better guide.
• Turn up the music to make a strenuous workout feel easier.
• Recipe of the day: Treat yourself to shrimp tossed in a butter and chili sauce.
• Partisan writing you shouldn’t miss.
Read how the other side thinks: Debating the resonance of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” why the left should tolerate anti-abortion Democrats, and why the media bubble is worse than you thought.
• A return to offense.
After years of focus on linemen and defense, offensive players were the favorites in the opening round of the N.F.L. draft.
We analyzed every pick from Thursday night, including the No. 1, Myles Garrett.
• Here comes the weekend.
Five of our art critics fanned across New York City to compile a guide to 47 favorite galleries. (Just don’t expect a break from politics.)
In a video review, our movie critics discuss this week’s releases, including “The Circle” and “Casting JonBenet.”
We also have television suggestions, and 10 new books to recommend.
• Small appreciations.
Like you, we at the Morning Briefing can have a lot going on, and sometimes there isn’t room for all The Times has to offer. Today, we’d like to catch up with some of our favorites from The Times Magazine:
• Dorie Greenspan, an award-winning cookbook author, begins a new column, all about desserts.
• The Ethicist discusses whether it’s O.K. to get a pet from a no-kill shelter.
• And we talk with the founders of theSkimm, a “gateway drug” to the news that’s popular with young women (and the writer of this briefing).
• Also: How to avoid icebergs.
• Best of late-night TV.
Comedy Central unveiled “The President Show” on Thursday. Was that Donald Trump in the host’s chair?
“The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the action movie franchise starring Vin Diesel, opened in Japanese theaters today. But you’d be forgiven for not finding it on cinema schedules there.
In Japan, the movie is called “Wild Speed: Ice Break.”
This is not the first time that films in the franchise have been promoted under different names. Movie titles are frequently changed to resonate better with local audiences.
In Japan, the sixth “Fast and Furious” movie, which focused on Europe, was advertised as “Wild Speed: Euro Mission.” The seventh, “Wild Speed: Sky Mission,” included a scene featuring cars falling from a plane.
If the latest film’s performance in China (where it is called “Speed and Passion”) is any guide, changing movie titles can bolster ticket sales. Of the $432 million the film made outside the U.S. on its opening weekend, $190 million came from China.
The movie was named “Wild Speed” in Hong Kong and “The Moment You Play With Death” in Taiwan. (In Europe, the title was more literal: “Fast and Furious 8.”)
Regardless of where you might be, here’s our review of the film.
Patrick Boehler contributed reporting.
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