Taliban, Brexit, Juul: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York Times1. President Trump said peace talks with the Taliban were “dead as far as I’m concerned.”The remarks may not be his last word, given his campaign promises to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.The death of an American soldier in a car bombing last week was the reason Mr. Trump cited for abruptly ending the talks, but some Afghans were skeptical that one U.S. fatality could have upended the process when the deaths of thousands of Afghans had not.Our reconstruction shows that Mr. Trump’s cancellation of his plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David was more nuanced — and as off the cuff as the idea itself.Taliban violence continued unabated on Monday, with more civilian deaths, while the end of negotiations appeared to open the way for a presidential election in Afghanistan on Sept. 28.ImageCreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times2. It’s official: No no-deal Brexit — for now.A measure requiring Britain to seek another extension from the European Union if there is no withdrawal agreement by Oct. 19 became law, dealing Prime Minister Boris Johnson a crushing blow. Parliament (and protests) are going deep into the British night. The lawmakers are preparing to vote on whether to hold a snap general election, with Mr. Johnson likely to be rebuffed again. Then they adjourn until Oct. 14. Our live updates are here.In addition, John Berc

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