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At last year's summit, Trump touted securing a commitment from Kim for North Korea to move toward denuclearization. However, reports since then have suggested the country has continued to develop nuclear weapons and missile technology.
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In his new book, "Good Morning, Aztlan: The Words Picture and Songs of Louie Perez," the Los Lobos band member uses his masterful storytelling to share the lesson that we have more in common than we are different, says NPR's Felix Contreras.
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Back-To-Back Storms And No Pay For Federal Weather Forecasters
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Since the band's early days as an entirely acoustic outfit, Mumford and Sons built its sonic empire on fostering intimacy and immediacy.

Hear them on @WorldCafe.
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Zimbabwe Orders Second Internet Shutdown In A Week Of Deadly Protests
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Forced to decide if they will stand with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or cut deals with Republicans, starting their service amid the shutdown has been a reminder to many freshmen House Democrats of the limitations to the power that comes with elected office.
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JUST IN: Following a meeting with a high level North Korean official at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Trump “looks forward” to a summit with Chairman Kim near the end of February. Location TBD.

About one-third of the more than 3 million Venezuelans fleeing their nation's deep economic crisis have settled in Colombia. But instead of finding solace, officials say some of those refugees are being recruited into Colombia's guerrilla groups.
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A Brooklyn-set indie dramedy about a family's slow breakup, "All These Small Moments" often feels like a blown-up version of any segment from "Boyhood" –– focusing on little blips of drama without trying to add them up to anything, writes @AndrewLapin.
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Tesla is reducing its workforce by 7 percent — more than 3,000 jobs, according to a recent staffing estimate — as the company continues its efforts to bring lower-cost electric vehicles to market.
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A report from @BuzzFeedNews says Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer for Donald Trump, reportedly told investigators he lied to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia at Trump's direction.
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BuzzFeed: Trump Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress About A Trump Tower In Moscow
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RT @joesbigidea: Two engineers figured out how to detect malaria using things you might have lying around your house. What have you done wi…

Despite the federal government telling states it can't offer unemployment coverage to federal employees required to work without pay during the shutdown, California's governor says, "We're going to do it, and shame on them."'
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RT @MorningEdition: What do you want to know about the history of strong speakers of the House and their relationships with the White House…

Tribune Publishing's CEO and two top officials of its digital arm are leaving the newspaper chain –– which owns the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun and the New York Daily News –– after a wave of controversies.
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As they have for decades, today anti-abortion rights activists are marching through D.C. to the U.S. Supreme Court –– a location that symbolizes the long-held goal of reversing the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973.
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As they have for decades, anti-abortion rights activists will march through D.C. to the U.S. Supreme Court today. Now they're worried the new court –– with conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh –– will further restrict access to abortion.
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The two will meet "today at 12:15pm in the Oval Office" to "discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on North Korea’s final, fully verified denuclearization," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

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