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In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump said sitting down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could be a "great thing for the world." His praise for the North Korean leader marked a major shift from his past comments. Also, Taliban attacks killed at least 11 more soldiers and police in the latest wave of bloodshed in Afghanistan.
In other news today, President Trump praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and said he hopes they will be meeting very soon. He spoke during his summit with the French president, and said sitting down with Kim could be a great thing for the world.
President Donald Trump:
We're having very good discussions. Kim Jong-un was — he really has been very open, and I think very honorable, from everything we're seeing. Now, a lot of promises have been made by North Korea over the years, but they have never been in this position.
That marked a major shift from President Trump's past comments about Kim Jong-un, whom he's often called Little Rocket Man.
In Afghanistan today, Taliban attacks killed at least 11 more soldiers and police in a wave of violence this week. Separate attacks hit checkpoints in two provinces in Western Afghanistan, and one in the eastern part of the country. This follows Sunday's bombing in Kabul by the Islamic State group that left 60 dead.
The suspect in the rental van rampage in Toronto was charged with 10 counts of murder today. A judge ordered Alek Minassian held without bond. Meanwhile, people gathered at the site of the attack to lay flowers, as investigators steered clear of naming a motive.
All doors are open. Everything will be explored. You guys are looking at one particular aspect of the investigation. There are going to be many more layers, a lot of judicial authorizations. There's a lot more video evidence that has to come in. There are a lot more witnesses.
Police did say the driver posted a cryptic message on Facebook just before the attack. In previous posts, he celebrated a mass murderer who killed six people in Santa Barbara, California, in 2014. Both men raged online about rejection from women.
State lawmakers in Tennessee today honored the man who wrestled a rifle from a gunman at a Waffle House. Four people died in the attack in Nashville last Sunday morning, but police say it could have been much worse.
Today, James Shaw Jr. tearfully told state House members that he wasn't trying to be a hero when he intervened.
James Shaw Jr.:
I didn't actually do it to save people. I did it just to save my life. So, in me saving my live, I saved other lives. So, that's probably one of the greatest things I think you could do.
A Nashville judge today revoked the $2 million bond for the accused gunman, 29-year-old Travis Reinking. That will be considered in a hearing tomorrow.
The retrial of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges is heading to a jury in suburban Philadelphia. In closing arguments today, the defense called Cosby's chief accuser a pathological liar. The prosecution said Cosby drugged and assaulted her. The 80-year-old comedian arrived at the courthouse this morning, joined by his wife, Camille, for the first time. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Former President George H.W. Bush is said to be responding and recovering from an infection that spread to his blood. A spokesman said today the 93-year-old Mr. Bush remains at a Houston hospital. He was admitted Sunday morning, a day after attending his wife Barbara's funeral.
And, on Wall Street today, rising interest rates and a sell-off in the industrial and tech sectors sent the broader market down. The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 424 points to close at 24024. The Nasdaq fell 121 points, and the S&P 500 dropped more than 35.
And a pioneering British suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, is now the first woman to have her statue erected outside Parliament. Schoolkids unveiled the monument to Fawcett, who helped drive the campaign for voting rights for British women starting in 1918.
Prime Minister Theresa May spoke at the ceremony, praising Fawcett as a trailblazer.
History has many authors. In our own small way, we each help to shape the world in which we live, but few of us can claim to have made an impact as significant and lasting as Dame Millicent. And it is right and proper that today she takes her place at the heart of our democracy.
Fawcett's statue now joins those of 11 men in Parliament Square, including Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.
Still to come on the "NewsHour" new details and new doubts about President Trump's pick to head Veterans Affairs — I sit down with White House Legislative Director Marc Short; the uncertain path home for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees; and much more.
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