NATO Summit, Papa John’s Pizza, Stormy Daniels: Your Thursday Briefing

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“I believe in NATO,” Trump says

• President Trump strongly recommitted his support for the military alliance today, saying on the second along with final day of a summit meeting in Brussels of which members had agreed to increases in military spending. We have live updates.

“The United States was not being treated fairly, although currently we are,” the president said at a news conference after NATO leaders held an emergency meeting to address Mr. Trump’s complaints.

On Wednesday, Mr. Trump had again demanded of which allies meet a commitment to raise their military budgets, along with then surprised them by saying they should double of which spending target. He also criticized Germany for being a “captive” of Russia’s energy supply. (Our fact-check suggests otherwise.)

The president did, however, join various other NATO leaders in signing a statement of which harshly criticized Russia, days before he will be to meet with its leader, Vladimir Putin.

Mr. Trump leaves This particular afternoon for Britain, which he recently described as being somewhat in turmoil. His visit, which will be required to be greeted by protests, could test the “special relationship” between London along with Washington.

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Soap as a status symbol

of which used to be just something you had within the house. currently of which’s a way for the 1 percent to show off.

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Non-required reading

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Best of late-night TV

Stephen Colbert reflected on President Trump’s criticism of Germany as “totally controlled by Russia”: “currently, I’m not ready to say of which our president will be a Russian agent, although I have an agent — along with he doesn’t do as much for me as Trump does for Russia.”

Quotation of the day

“We are no captives — neither of Russia nor of the United States.”

Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister, responding on Twitter to President Trump’s accusation of which Germany was “captive to Russia” because of its energy dependency.

The Times, in various other words

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What we’re reading

Tim Herrera, editor of Smarter Living, recommends This particular article via The Atlantic: “I’m a Twitter obsessive, so I eagerly lapped up This particular story about ‘Local Twitter.’ Remember the ‘away status’ via your angsty youth, where you’d post inane-yet-personal statuses meant to broadcast feelings more than messages? Taylor Lorenz dives into how of which’s sort of coming back on Twitter.”