Donald Trump, New York City, Brendan Byrne: Your Friday Briefing

We also profile Michael Wolff, the author of the book and “a prime piranha in the Manhattan media pond.”

After the blizzard, the big freeze

• There will be subzero wind chills in the Northeast in the next couple of days after a storm with hurricane-strength winds socked the region. In New York City, it could feel like minus 20 degrees tonight and Saturday night. (The forecast for the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire is minus 95.)

More than 4,000 flights were grounded on Thursday, and hundreds have been canceled today.

What was it like in New York? Watch our video.

A threat to legal marijuana

• The Trump administration has freed prosecutors to aggressively enforce federal laws against the drug in states that have decriminalized it. The reaction in California, where recreational cannabis became legal on Monday, was not mellow.

The move highlights confusion over the legality of marijuana where state and federal law conflict. Have a question? Ask us.

In Congress, lawmakers from both parties who view the issue as a state decision oppose the Justice Department’s new policy.

A doctor with a phone and a mission

• More than 200,000 people seek addiction treatment on the phone or online every month. Their pleas for help are a valuable commodity, Dr. Alan Goodwin, a psychologist in Palm Beach, Fla., recently discovered.

Our story retraces his monthslong mission to understand the ethically murky business of customer acquisition in the treatment world.

It’s the final part of our series on the industry of addiction treatment.

Korea talks set for next week

• The high-level negotiations between North and South Korea will be the first in more than two years. They will be held in the border village of Panmunjom.

The Daily”: Power struggle in Iran

• The country’s president may have ignited the current wave of protests.

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


The Trump administration plans to allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all U.S. coastal waters.

Economists predict that the U.S. economy added 198,000 jobs last month and that unemployment held steady at 4.1 percent. Here’s what else to expect from today’s Labor Department report.

Iranian hackers have moved from defacing websites to cyberespionage campaigns. They still feel they’re underpaid.

U.S. stocks were up on Thursday, and the Dow broke 25,000 for the first time….

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