Know This: In an address yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron called for greater European cooperation — and less dependence on the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a Georgia inmate after claims of racial bias during his trial. And police have arrested a 54-year-old woman in connection with a cold case in which the murderer wore a clown costume.
Welcome Rockets: The Taliban says it targeted arriving U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis as he arrived on surprised visit, but no damage or injuries were reported from the artillery barrage on the city’s airport. There were, however, reported civilian casualties in the Kabul area when a U.S. missile supporting Afghan troops responding to the earlier attack ended up on a mistaken trajectory.
Hear This: In its first full day, OZY’s newest podcast, The Thread, made its way into the top 25 podcasts on Apple’s charts. If you haven’t heard episode 1 yet, give it a listen — and let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.