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2. President Trump welcomed President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan to the White House, above. Administration officials had said Mr. Trump would prod Mr. Mirziyoyev on human rights and press freedom, but there was no hint of criticism or question in his public remarks.

Separately, Mr. Trump released a financial disclosure that revealed he paid more than $100,000 to his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, last year for an unspecified debt. Mr. Cohen, of course, paid $130,000 in 2016 to the adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, who claims she had an affair with Mr. Trump.


4. Victims of Lawrence G. Nassar, the Michigan State University physician who sexually abused young athletes under the guise of medical treatment, will receive $500 million from the university in a settlement.

Above, a thank-you message on the Michigan State campus to victims who spoke in court during Dr. Nassar’s sentencing.

The deal was reached with lawyers representing 332 of the victims and approved this week by the university’s trustees. It must still be finalized. Lawsuits against U.S.A. Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee and others remain unresolved.

Amanda Thomashow, who reported abuse by Dr. Nassar to the university in 2014, called it “a step toward healing for myself and all of the brave survivors who have told their truth.”


5. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, appeared before Congress for the third time in less than a month.

Speaking before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Mr. Pruitt confirmed that he had established a legal defense fund to cover the costs of defending himself against 12 federal investigations into his spending and management decisions.

And he said that one of his employees had worked without pay on her personal time to find him a place to live, which Democrats said was a violation of federal law.

While President Trump continues to support Mr. Pruitt, some lawmakers and even senior members of the White House staff have called for him to resign or to be fired.


6. In a year defined by a wave of female candidates running for office, Tuesday’s primaries delivered big wins for Democratic women, including Madeleine Dean, above.

Nowhere was the enthusiasm more evident than in Pennsylvania, where at least seven Democratic women surged to primary victories in districts that could prove vital for their party’s hope to flip three — and possibly as many as six — House seats


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