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• Military experts say that by outsourcing to the Pentagon decisions on troop levels, the president has abdicated his duty to defend deployments.

• One of the president’s lawyers said on Sunday that Mr. Trump was not under investigation by the special counsel looking into Russian meddling in the election. Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday that he was.

• We examined the troubled life of James Hodgkinson, who shot Representative Steve Scalise and three others in Alexandria, Va., last week.

Read about how the other side thinks: perspectives from across the political spectrum on the past week in Washington.

• Spying on Mexico’s critics.

Human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted by spyware sold to the Mexican government on the condition that it be used only to investigate criminals and extremists.

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President Enrique Peña Nieto, center, at a parade in Mexico City in September. Since 2011, the Mexican government has bought around $80 million worth of spyware for the stated purpose of combating crime.

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Mario Guzman/European Pressphoto Agency

• Two Cosbys.

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial declared a mistrial over the weekend. Our culture critic asks how we reconcile the entertainer’s TV legacy with his legal case.

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Bill Cosby, with his spokesman Andrew Wyatt, left, outside the courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on Saturday. Jurors reported being hopelessly deadlocked after six days of deliberations.



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Matt Rourke/Associated Press

• “The Daily,” your audio news report.

In today’s show, we discuss the secrecy surrounding the Senate health bill.

Listen on a computer, an iOS device or an Android device.

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