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North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test Wreck-it Russ: Westbrook's path to breaking the triple-double

North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons testNorth Korea's state news agency said Kwon Jong Gun, in charge of U.S. affairs at the foreign ministry, had warned that no one could predict what would happen if Washington did not abandon the "root cause" that compelled Pyongyang to develop nuclear weapons. The statement came shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test of a new tactical guided weapon, North Korea's first weapon test since a summit between him and Trump broke down in late February. U.S. officials appeared to play down both developments, with acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan telling reporters at the Pentagon that while there had been a test, it was "not a ballistic missile." A spokeswoman for the State Department said it was aware of the report about Pompeo and added: "The United States remains ready to engage North Korea in a constructive negotiation." Despite the summit breakdown, North Korea had maintained a freeze in nuclear and ballistic missile testing in place since 2017,and Trump has repeatedly pointed to that as an important outcome from a year of engagement with Pyongyang.


The awe of the triple-double is gone, and we have Russell Westbrook's historic performances to thank.
The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events Sources: Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip

The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial eventsLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local):


White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson's one-game suspension following a benches-clearing incident was for his use of the N-word during the on-field confrontation, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
How robots helped the French save Notre Dame Cathedral Miller, Wade won't have to testify in hoops trial

How robots helped the French save Notre Dame CathedralDrones and a firefighting robot named Colossus help extinguish the dramatic blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.


A judge in a federal court ruled Friday that Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not have to testify in next week's federal trial into college basketball corruption.
Trump sought to obstruct Mueller — but White House aides wouldn't do it, report finds Source: Saban set for hip replacement surgery

Trump sought to obstruct Mueller — but White House aides wouldn't do it, report findsBut when faced with Trump’s demands that they protect him and shut down the Russia probe, the president’s minions repeatedly disobeyed him, the report states.


Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban will have hip surgery Monday and will need six to eight weeks to recover. Fall practice doesn't begin until early August.
A Flight Attendant Is Reportedly In a 'Deep Coma' After Contracting Measles Durant, Green double-technical rescinded

A Flight Attendant Is Reportedly In a 'Deep Coma' After Contracting MeaslesShe has inflammation of the brain


Kevin Durant is now five technical fouls from receiving an automatic one-game suspension after the NBA rescinded a Game 3 double-technical against him and JaMychal Green.


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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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