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Stephen Colbert pressed former President Bill Clinton to clarify why he had reacted defensively to a query about Monica Lewinsky throughout a “Today” present interview.
Mr. Clinton said earlier at a TimesSpeak occasion that the interview “wasn’t my finest hour.”
• Quotation of the day
“So we’ll look at gun violence in schools, but not look at guns? An interesting concept.”
— Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos informed a Senate listening to fee on faculty security wouldn’t give attention to the position weapons play in class violence.
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Jonathan Weisman, our deputy Washington editor, recommends the 2016 book “Blood at the Root”: “I just read this, a nonfiction account of ethnic cleansing of Forsyth County in Georgia. It was 1912, not ancient history. The sense that there has been no justice for the African-Americans lynched, jailed and driven from their homes by the white citizens of Forsyth weighs on a reader like me — white, reasonably affluent, and raised with no knowledge whatsoever of what happened just up the road from my childhood home.” (Read The Times review.)
That was how Secretary of State Cordell Hull described D-Day, when more than 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy on this present day in 1944 to start liberating Europe from Nazi occupation throughout World War II.