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Kim Jong-un Meets South Korean Leader in Bid to Salvage U.S. Talks

May 26, 2018
Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times
The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, met unexpectedly with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Saturday to discuss salvaging a canceled summit meeting between Mr. Kim and President Trump, a new twist in the whirlwind of diplomacy over the fate of the North’s nuclear arsenal.
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Trump leaves door open for North Korean summit after cancellation

May 26, 2018
Kelly O'Donnell, Philip Rucker | NBC News
After President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is cancelling an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the president still appears to be leaving the door open for a summit.
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GOP worry over McCain’s Senate seat fading daily

May 26, 2018
Michael Scherer, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Republican fears that Sen. John McCain’s battle with cancer could make it harder for the GOP to keep its Senate majority have receded, with a crucial election deadline just days away.
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‘He is not taking this guy’s s—’: Why Trump pulled out of the Kim meeting

May 25, 2018
Michael Crowley, Eliana Johnson | POLITICO
Past American presidents have approached nuclear talks with North Korea as a matter of delicate statecraft, requiring seasoned experts and long technical briefings.
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White House official: Trump could take a harder line on trade with China now that the Kim Jong Un summit is off

May 25, 2018
Eamon Javers, Mike Calia | CNBC
The cancellation of a summit between the United States and North Korea casts doubt on prospects for trade negotiations between the U.S. and China – and could result in the Trump administration taking a harder line on China, a White House official told CNBC.
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White House lawyer attends start of Justice Dept. briefings with lawmakers on confidential source

May 25, 2018
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb, Laura Jarrett | CNN
White House lawyer Emmet Flood attended the start of two classified Justice Department briefings with lawmakers on a confidential intelligence source, adding to Democratic concerns that White House staff were taking part in the briefings on classified information that was related to the Russia investigation.
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Top House Democrat requests probe into how FBI source’s name was leaked

May 25, 2018
Carrie Johnson | NPR
A top congressional Democrat is urging the Justice Department and the FBI to launch a criminal investigation into how a confidential informant's name made its way into media coverage.
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‘We’re closed!’: Trump vents his anger over immigration at homeland security secretary

May 25, 2018
Josh Dawsey, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump began berating Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the Oval Office earlier this spring, according to administration officials, griping about her performance and blaming her for a surge in illegal border crossings.
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Trump cancels nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

May 24, 2018
John Wagner, Anna Fifield | The Washington Post
President Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” from the rogue nation in a letter explaining his abrupt decision.
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