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By CHRIS STANFORD
Mexico's newly elected president, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, campaigned on a platform of social change, including increased pensions for the elderly, educational grants for youth and additional support for farmers.

Mexico's newly elected president, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, campaigned on a platform of social change, including increased pensions for the elderly, educational grants for youth and additional support for farmers. Pedro Pardo/Agence France-Presse Getty Images

Good morning.
Heres what you need to know:
Mexico rejects the status quo
The landslide victory by Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador in Sundays presidential election puts a leftist at the helm of Latin Americas second-largest economy for the first time in decades.
His win upends the nations political establishment and represents a rejection of a centrist vision and embrace of globalization that many Mexicans feel has not benefited them. Here are five takeaways from the election.
In his third bid for the presidency, Mr. Lpez Obrador promised to end corruption, reduce violence and address endemic poverty. But he now has to deliver.
There are distinct parallels between Mr. Lpez Obrador and President Trump, and there will be pressure for the new Mexican leader to take a less conciliatory line with the U.S. than his predecessor did.
End of one trek, start of another
Many migrants detained at the southern border are fitted with ankle monitors to ensure that they return for court dates. But with those appointments sometimes months away, the new arrivals disperse across the U.S.
A Times photographer in Texas witnessed the fragments of the immigration crisis as it played out.
Demonstrators across the country marched on Saturday to protest the Trump administration policy that led to the separation of immigrant parents from their children, chanting families belong together.
President Trump encouraged Democratic candidates to embrace demands to dissolve Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying that doing so would doom their party at the polls.
A reshaped abortion fight
As partisans on both sides of the abortion divide contemplate a Supreme Court with two Trump appointees, one thing is certain: America even without legal abortion would be very different from America before abortion was legal.
Our reporters look at how medical advances since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion have changed what might happen if the ruling is overturned. Although many experts say its unlikely that Roe v. Wade will be struck down, they expect a rightward-shifting court to uphold efforts to restrict abortion, in turn encouraging some states to further limit access.
On Sunday, Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican, said she wouldnt support a Supreme Court nominee who showed hostility toward Roe v. Wade.
Separately, the courts decision last week striking down mandatory union fees for government workers wont just affect organized labor. It will also disrupt a fund-raising pipeline for groups supporting liberal policies and candidates.
Denmarks thorny integration challenge
The country is introducing laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim areas, saying that if families dont willingly adapt to Danish culture, they should be compelled to.
Starting at age 1, children from neighborhoods that the government describes as ghettos will receive mandatory instruction in Danish values, including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and in the Danish language. Noncompliance could result in an end to welfare payments.
Some will wail and say, Were not equal before the law in this country, and Certain groups are punished harder, but thats nonsense, the Danish justice minister said.
One woman, the daughter of Lebanese refugees, said: Danish politics is just about Muslims now. They want us to get more assimilated or get out. I dont know when they will be satisfied with us.
Immigrants and their descendants make up roughly 13 percent of Denmarks population. The country is taking a tough approach to assimilation, with new laws that apply only to residents of what are commonly referred to as ghettos.
Immigrants and their descendants make up roughly 13 percent of Denmarks population. The country is taking a tough approach to assimilation, with new laws that apply only to residents of what are commonly referred to as ghettos.
Mauricio Lima for The New York Times
The Daily: Susan Collins on Roe v. Wade
The Republican from Maine is among few senators who are willing to break from their parties on major issues, and who may decide the makeup of the Supreme Court.
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Business
Desperate to catch up to audacious production goals, Tesla has set up a production line for its mass-market Model 3 in a huge tent. Our reporter took a tour to learn more about Elon Musks plan to reinvent the way cars are made.
To speed production at its plant in Fremont, Calif., Tesla created a third assembly line for the Model 3 under a huge tent.
To speed production at its plant in Fremont, Calif., Tesla created a third assembly line for the Model 3 under a huge tent.
Justin Kaneps for The New York Times
Amazon, which has big ambitions in India, has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to customers in remote areas including those high up in the Himalayas.
The jobs report to be released on Friday is expected to show another strong month of growth. Its one of the headlines to watch this week.
U.S. stocks were up on Friday. Heres a snapshot of global markets today.
Smarter Living
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
How to clean your filthy laptop.


Eden Weingart
Want to feel happier? Your phone can help.
Recipe of the day: Start the week on a high note with a Canadian butter tart.
Over the Weekend
President Trumps national security adviser, John Bolton, said that North Korea could dismantle its entire nuclear arsenal in a year, a far more aggressive schedule than the one that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined for Congress recently.
The German interior ministers threat of resignation could further weaken Chancellor Angela Merkel.
LeBron James is headed to Hollywood. The three-time N.B.A. champion announced that he would sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time.
Chinas embassy in Washington warned citizens traveling to the U.S. about highly frequent gun violence.
At the World Cup, Russias upset victory over Spain and Croatias win over Denmark were both decided by penalty kicks. Todays matches begin at 10 a.m. Eastern.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom remained No. 1 at North American box offices and has earned nearly $1 billion worldwide.
Noteworthy
In memoriam
Dr. Arvid Carlsson, a Swedish scientist, determined the critical role that dopamine plays in the brain, leading to drugs for Parkinsons disease and winning him a Nobel Prize. He was 95.
Lincoln Center in turmoil
Now on its fourth leader in five years, the largest performing arts complex in the U.S. faces shuffled priorities and financial difficulties at a time when cultural organizations are already struggling to lure donors and audiences.
Of all the gin joints in all the world
Ricks Caf, opened in Casablanca, Morocco, by a former American diplomat, pays homage to a classic movie and is a testament to how art affects real-life destinies.
Issam Chabaa plays jazz piano at Ricks Caf, as well as managing the clubs 60 employees. Hardly a week goes by without some diner asking him to Play it again, Issam. (Although Play it again, Sam, is never actually uttered in Casablanca.)
Issam Chabaa plays jazz piano at Ricks Caf, as well as managing the clubs 60 employees. Hardly a week goes by without some diner asking him to Play it again, Issam. (Although Play it again, Sam is never actually uttered in Casablanca.)
Ksenia Kuleshova for The New York Times
Quotation of the day
Nobody should tell me whether or how my daughter should go to preschool. Or when. Id rather lose my benefits than submit to force.
Rokhaia Naassan, who grew up in Denmark, on new laws that tie welfare payments for residents of some areas to cultural assimilation programs.
The Times, in other words
Heres an image of todays front page, and links to our Opinion content and crossword puzzles.
What were reading
Our food editor, Sam Sifton, recommends this article in The Atlantic: I thought I was sick of reading about plastic straws. But Alexis Madrigals Disposable America proved me wrong.
Back Story
How are Wimbledon ball boys and girls chosen? As the tennis tournaments main draw begins today, heres a look at the selection process.
In 1920, Wimbledon became the first tennis tournament to introduce ball boys (girls were not included until 1977). They were initially drawn from a childrens charity, and later from local schools.
Ball boys and girls are back in action at Wimbledon starting today.
Ball boys and girls are back in action at Wimbledon starting today.
Michael Steele/Getty Images
This almost led to a shortage in 1969, when students couldnt be spared during examinations. The tournament faced the prospect of the worlds best players having to scurry and stoop to retrieve balls, The Times wrote.
That certainly wouldnt be an issue today: There are about 700 applicants each year, for 250 positions.
The average age of the candidates is 15, and they are nominated by their teachers. They must pass several exhaustive written tests about the games rules.
Next is physical training. Skills like rolling the ball are crucial, and ball boys and girls must do this with the precision of a champion snooker player.
Once the tournament begins, there are additional challenges. Being hit with a 120 m.p.h. serve is quite memorable, one coach said. And it will happen to all of them.
Jillian Rayfield wrote todays Back Story.
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