Miami, Louise Slaughter, Putin: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Scotland Yard is now treating the death of another Russian — Nikolai Glushkov, a business executive found dead in London on Monday — as a murder.

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3. Seven American service members died when their military helicopter crashed in western Iraq on Thursday.

The aircraft, an HH-60 Pave Hawk like the one above, crashed near the city of Qaim, where the American military has a logistics and supply hub. American forces are helping the Iraqi military fight the Islamic State in the area.

The Defense Department did not immediately release the names of the dead.

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4. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Thursday’s fatal collapse of a newly installed pedestrian bridge in Miami.

At least six people were killed when the bridge, designed to connect the campus of Florida International University to the city of Sweetwater, collapsed onto a crowded roadway. It had not yet opened to pedestrians. Here’s a look at how it was built.

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5. Louise Slaughter, a liberal Democrat and native of rural Kentucky who represented an upstate New York district in Congress for more than 30 years, died at 88.

Ms. Slaughter pushed to protect health privacy and abortion rights, and played a crucial role in passing the Affordable Care Act.

She was the first chairwoman of the House Committee on Rules, which was formally constituted in 1789, and remained its ranking member.

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6. South African prosecutors announced that they would reinstate corruption charges against the former president Jacob Zuma, above center.

The case is related to a multibillion-dollar arms deal in the late 1990s, as the country sought to modernize the military after apartheid.

Mr. Zuma left office last month after losing a power struggle to his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, who seized on the public’s growing disillusionment with corruption.

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7. “Draw an effective leader.” Ask anyone to do so, and they’ll almost always draw a man.

A new study examined this all-too-familiar outcome, and the findings confirm that women face challenges in being recognized as potential leaders in the workplace.

When we “process information through the lens of stereotype,” our interpretation may be “consistent with stereotyped expectations rather than objective reality,” one expert explained.

How can this problem be overcome? One reliable way is to expose people to more women in actual leadership positions.

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8. Winters in the U.S. have gotten warmer in the past 30 years, and the difference is most drastic in the coldest parts of the country.

In Minnesota, winter was an average of three degrees Fahrenheit warmer compared with the 20th-century average, according to our analysis of federal climate data.

“We used to get to negative 30 or negative 40 degrees with certain frequency. But no longer,” said a senior climatologist in Minnesota. “Maybe we’ll now hit negative 30 with the frequency we used to hit negative 40.”

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9. Our critic says the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s show of paintings by Thomas Cole, the progenitor of the Hudson River School, is “gorgeous, politically right for right now, and a lesson in the mutability of art history.”

Cole, who died in 1848, was the nation’s first major landscape artist. Art historians see his work as protective of “a New World Eden beset by industrial encroachments, with forests being mowed down for gain and railroads slicing the land.”

The exhibition continues through May 13.

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10. Finally, Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, and our Cooking team has recipes for corned beef, soda bread and other traditional dishes at the ready. Above, Irish stew.

On the late-night shows, Jimmy Kimmel rallied support for the legal fund of Stephanie Clifford, the former pornographic film actress known as Stormy Daniels. He wants to help Ms. Clifford pay her way out of a nondisclosure agreement.

“I never thought giving money to a porn star would be considered to be an act of patriotism,” he said. “But then again, I also never thought a guy who got in a Twitter war with Cher would become president.”

Have a great weekend.

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