Spain, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump: Your Thursday Briefing

Separately, Mr. Trump is expected to undermine a part of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law with an executive order today. And he threatened NBC, the American broadcaster, over a report that he called for a huge buildup of the country’s nuclear arsenal.

Meanwhile, leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said that they planned to make public the thousands of Facebook ads linked to Russia’s campaign to influence American politics.

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• “America is more than Trump, there will be America after Trump.”

That was a German foreign policy expert, who is among the signatories of an open letter urging the next government in Berlin to preserve ties with Washington.

They call on Berlin to avoid contentious issues like trade and migration but to work with the Trump administration on security and energy policy. Here’s a full draft version of the text.

Above, the Reichstag, the seat of the lower house of Parliament, in Berlin.

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• In California, rising winds risk further fanning the wildfires that have left at least 21 people dead. Many more remain missing.

Firefighters said that the fires were burning faster than they could run. Here are updated maps and before-and-after photographs, and drone footage, showing entire neighborhoods reduced to ash.

Some scientists think global warming may have contributed to increased dryness.

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• “The perverse, insistent, matter-of-factness of male sexual predation and assault — of men’s power over women.” Our film critic reflected on the pileup of allegations…

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