Las Vegas, Catalonia, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

 In U.S.

Some analysts wondered if the president was intentionally playing bad cop to Mr. Tillerson’s good cop. Veteran diplomats struggled to find a precedent.

• In Spain, the only certainty is uncertainty.

Leaders in Catalonia plan to present the results of Sunday’s independence referendum to the regional Parliament to make them binding.

Both sides claimed victory after the chaotic voting. The regional government said 90 percent of voters had approved the measure, which officials in Madrid said had been successfully disrupted.

More than 750 people were injured as riot police officers forced their way into polling places. At one, a volunteer described the mood: “Inside, I’m dying with fear,” he said. “I think we all are.”

We have video of the violence, and a selection of photographs.


A voter in Barcelona on Sunday. The Catalan government said 90 percent of voters had supported independence.

Josep Lago/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

• Paying the price for solitude.

Our reporter visited Vieques, eight miles off the main island of Puerto Rico, where 9,000 residents have largely been cut off from the world since Hurricane Maria hit nearly two weeks ago.

Here’s how to help.

• Nobel for medicine.

Three U.S.-born scientists — Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young — were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.

• “The Daily,” your audio news report.

Does drawing the perfect election district violate the Constitution?

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


• The Republican tax plan aims to cut corporate taxes, but can party leaders afford to make the changes permanent?

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