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■ Barack Obama, the for­mer pres­i­dent, took his daugh­ter Malia to a Broad­way show in New York, where they saw a re­vival of Arthur Miller’s The Price, which stars Danny DeVito and Mark Ruf­falo.

■ Anne Hi­dalgo, the mayor of Paris, tweeted a photo of her with Mickey and Min­nie Mouse at the Eif­fel Tower to “cel­e­brate the at­trac­tive­ness” of the French cap­i­tal, in re­sponse to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s speech at a po­lit­i­cal con­fer­ence, in which he said his friend “Jim” had stopped his reg­u­lar travel to the city be­cause of ter­ror at­tacks that have struck the city.

■ Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe, the long­time leader of Zim­babwe, for­mally cel­e­brated his 93rd birth­day with a speech in the coun­try’s Matopo Hills, pro­claim­ing his “mis­sion” and “man­date” as Zim­babwe’s leader.

■ An­gela Merkel, the Ger­man chan­cel­lor, won 95 per­cent of the del­e­gate vote at her Chris­tian Demo­cratic Union party’s con­ven­tion, al­low­ing her to run for re-elec­tion in the coun­try’s par­lia­men­tary bal­lot­ing this fall.

■ Muham­mad Ali Jr., 44, the son of boxer Muham­mad Ali, was de­tained for about two hours at the air­port in Fort Laud­erdale, Fla., and ques­tioned by im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials about his Mus­lim faith, the fam­ily lawyer said, calling the in­ci­dent a case of Is­lamic pro­fil­ing.

■ Jen­nifer Gar­ner, the ac­tress, ad­dressed the Na­tional Gover­nors As­so­ci­a­tion in Wash­ing­ton, telling of how her child­hood years “sur­rounded by gen­er­a­tional, ru­ral poverty” in West Vir­ginia in­spired her to ad­vo­cate for early-child­hood ed­u­ca­tion for kids of low-in­come fam­i­lies.

■ Juan David Pem­berty, 25, of Medellin, Colom­bia, has opened a bar ded­i­cated to Brazil’s Chapecoense soc­cer play­ers who were killed in Novem­ber in a plane crash out­side the city, where they were to play in an in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment.

■ Michael Peter­son, 73, a nov­el­ist con­victed of mur­der in 2003 but granted a new trial in the death of his wife, Kath­leen, whose body was found at the base of the stairs in their North Carolina home, agreed to a plea deal that al­lows him to main­tain his in­no­cence while ac­knowl­edg­ing there’s enough ev­i­dence to con­vict him of man­slaugh­ter.

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