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Trump Hails 'Ongoing Negotiations' After Historic Koreas Summit
The president said he spoke with the South Korean leader the day after Moon held a historic summit with Kim on Friday. “Just had a long and very good talk with President Moon of South Korea,” Trump tweeted. “Things are going very well, time and location of meeting with North Korea is being set.  Fox
VOA VIEW: You can only thank Trump - don't bet on anything, yet.

Brigitte Macron Says First Lady Melania 'Cannot Do Anything'
Macron described Trump as “kind, charming, intelligent and very open” but understands why “she looks grim in public.” “Everything is interpreted, over-interpreted. She’s someone who has a strong personality but works hard to hide it. She laughs very easily, at everything, but shows it less than I do,” she said. Fox

Trump 'Absolutely' Deserves Credit On Korean Peace Talks
Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Saturday that Trump's hard-line approach on the Korean Peninsula helped lead to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un open up to peace talks and the meeting this week between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone separating the two nations. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Who else?

California GOP Hopes Gas Tax Repeal Will Drive Voters To The Polls
These are not great times to be a Republican in California. Democrats have large majorities in both chambers of the legislature, and hold all statewide elected offices. In 2016 Donald Trump won a smaller percentage of the presidential vote (31.6 percent) in the Golden State than any Republican nominee since William Howard Taft was knocked right off the ballot in 1912. NY Mag

Family 'Shattered' By Toddler's Death As Pope Leads Global Tributes
Alfie Evans’ family say they have been left “shattered” by the toddler’s death at the end of a long and bitter legal battle that has reverberated around the world. The terminally ill toddler died at 2.30am on Saturday at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, five days after life support was switched off. Twelve hours later, more than 1,000 mourners and supporters of his parents gathered at a nearby park to release balloons in his memory. Independent

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John Williams Captured Alive, Manhunt Over
The search for John Williams — who allegedly shot and killed Somerset County Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole— is over. Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster told CBS 13's Taylor Cairns Williams was captured alive Saturday. The announcement came out just minutes after a press briefing where the widow of Eugene Cole, the Somerset County Sheriff's Office corporal killed early Wednesday morning, pleaded for the suspect Williams to give himself up. WGME

3 Lessons The White House Could Learn After The Downfall Of Another Trump Nominee
There hasn't been a lot of public self-reflection on what could have been done better. But there are reasons why, in addition to higher Cabinet turnover than his predecessors, President Trump is lagging behind past presidents in the number of people nominated and confirmed for Senate-confirmable positions. NPR
VOA VIEW: The blame is the liberal media.

After A Week Of Diplomacy, An Iran Deal Still Seems Out Of Reach
In her own press conference with Trump on Friday, the ever-cautious Merkel conceded that the Iran nuclear agreement was “anything but perfect” and was just “one building block” in a structure of containment and pressure that Europeans are discussing with their American counterparts. Trump refused to speculate about the need to use military force if the agreement collapsed, beyond warning, “I can tell you this: [Iran] will not be doing nuclear weapons. You can bank on it.” Yahoo News

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US Warns Pilots Of TURBO Lasers Coming From China Base
It added: “There have been multiple lazing events involving a high powered laser in the vicinity of N1135.70 E04303.14.” “Use extreme caution when transmitting near this area.” The location is about 820 yards from the Chinese base. Djibouti is a strategically located on the Horn of Africa – a vital springboard between the continent and neighbouring Asia. Daily Star UK

Took DNA Test? You Might Be A 'Genetic Informant'
You just wanted to find out if you were Portuguese or Spanish, but instead you found out you were related to a mass murderer. This is a reality in a world where the alleged Golden State Killer, now known as Joseph James DeAngelo, was arrested after DNA found at one of the killer's crime scenes was checked against genetic profiles from genealogical websites that collect DNA samples. USA Today

French Museum Discovers Half Of Its Collection Are Fakes
A state-owned French art museum has discovered that more than half of its collection consists of worthless fakes and experts fear that other public galleries may also be stuffed with forgeries. An art historian raised the alarm after noticing that paintings attributed to Etienne Terrus showed buildings that were only constructed after the artist’s death in 1922. Experts confirmed that 82 of the 140 works displayed at the Terrus museum in Elne, the artist’s birthplace in southern France, were fakes. Telegraph UK

Legacy Museum Opens In Montgomery, Alabama
The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened this week on the site of a former slave pen in Montgomery, Alabama, where black people were once imprisoned before being sold at auction. An unflinching reminder of America's racist legacy, the 11,000-square-foot facility will serve as a place of learning for visitors by detailing the tragic history of the slave trade and following through to current-day problems associated with mass incarceration. NBC
VOA VIEW: Sad - while Robert E. Lee and other statutes are coming down.

Florida Dad Outraged By Sexually Explicit Question On Teen's Homework Assignment
The mulitple choice question reportedly read, "Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl nine months later. Ursula has type O blood, her ex-boyfriend has AB blood and his best friend is type A blood. If her baby daddy is her ex-boyfriend what could the possible blood type(s) of her baby NOT be." Fox

Texas Voter ID Law Can Go Into Effect: Appeals Court Ruling
In the 2-1 decision, a panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans overturned a lower court ruling that had blocked the law last year after concluding the state acted with intent to discriminate against minorities. Friday's ruling is a major victory for Texas officials who have defended state-level voter ID laws against legal challenge for years. CNN

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Xi, Modi Agree To Reduce Border Tensions
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended informal meetings Saturday with a promise to reduce border tensions after a high-altitude standoff in the Himalayas last year. The leaders have spent two days in the central Chinese city of Wuhan for discussions on how to mend ties strained when troops from both sides came eyeball-to-eyeball in the disputed Doklam area. Yahoo News

Joy Reid Says She Can't Prove Hackers Wrote "Hateful" Posts
Reid opened her weekend show "AM Joy" by acknowledging she has said "dumb" and "hurtful" things in the past. "The person I am now is not the person I was then," she said. But she was unable to explain blog posts from a decade ago that mocked gay people and individuals who were allegedly gay. Reid has denied posting them altogether but says security experts she hired who looked into whether she had been a hacking victim found no proof. CBS
VOA VIEW: A conservative would be fired.

Amazon Prime Prices Are Going Up
Amazon said this week it would raise prices on its premium subscription membership product, Prime, from $99 to $119 per year on May 11. But while the price hike seems steep, the program has a lot of goodies added since the last price increase in March 2014. A big one is Amazon's Prime Day discount day, a mid-summer sale that offers deals every 10 minutes and draws tens of millions of shoppers each year. CNBC

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Asylum Seekers Warned Of Stern US Response
Some of the estimated 300 Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico plan to head to the US border crossing at San Ysidro on Sunday. They will approach Customs and Border Protection officials to formally request entry. US immigration lawyers have warned them to prepare for the worst possible outcome. About 20 lawyers gave free advice last week to the migrants at three Tijuana locations. Boston Globe
VOA VIEW: NO!

Hamas Blames Palestinian Authority Men For PM Assassination Attempt
Finger-pointing over the roadside bomb attack on Hamdallah’s convoy looks likely to deepen a bitter political rift between the Islamist Hamas group and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas blamed the attack on Hamas soon after the incident in Gaza, in which Hamdallah, who has spearheaded efforts by the Authority to reconcile with Hamas, was not injured. Reuters

There’s A Truther Movement In Nigeria That Thinks The Abduction Of 110 Girls Was A Hoax
Just after sunset on the night of Feb. 19, a truck full of armed men rolled into Dapchi, a speck of a town in the vast semi-desert plains of northeastern Nigeria. Mounted with machine guns, the truck sped along the town’s single paved road to its destination — a squat yellow building with a green roof. This was the residential block of Dapchi Girls Science and Technology College, a government-run school where dozens of girls aged 10 to 18 were preparing to settle down for the night. Buzz Feed

Congress Looks At Social Media Censorship
The House Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing on social media filtering practices. Unsurprisingly, a Pew Research Center study found that “Today around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves.” With so many Americans on these platforms, we should know how the platforms determine the content they’re sharing. News Busters
VOA VIEW: Liberals have taken over the Social Media.

Gaza Protests: 'Three Killed, 174 Wounded' As Palestinians March On Border For Fifth Week
Three Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces Friday as thousands participated in the "March of Return" along the Israel-Gaza border for the fifth week in a row, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. At least 174 Palestinians were wounded by live fire, said the ministry. Haaretz

Outrage Breaks After Whole Foods Partners With Yellow Fever Eatery
Amazon.com’s Whole Foods Market sparked social media outrage after its newest store in its 365 grocery chain partnered with an Asian restaurant with the racially charged name of Yellow Fever. The independently owned and operated eatery - whose name is taken from the slang term for a white man’s sexual attraction to Asian women - is located in the 365 store that opened in Long Beach, California, on Wednesday. Reuters

Jeeps Ends Wrangler JK Production After 12 Years Of Success
After nearly 12 years on the market, Jeep has ended production of its wildly successful Wrangler JK model. The last vehicle, a white Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, rolled off the assembly line at the Toledo, Ohio factory on Friday, months after its successor, the 2018 Wrangler JL, was first unveiled. Since its debut in 2006, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) produced over 2.1 million Wrangler JK models, selling an average of more than 180,000 units during its 12-year lifespan. Slash Gear

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Trump Takes Out ‘Fake News’ CNN And ‘Lying Machine’ James Clapper In One Blow
President Donald Trump attacked James Clapper on Saturday morning calling him a “lying machine” and  criticizing “fake news” CNN for keeping Clapper as a contributor. Trump was responding to a “Fox & Friends” segment during which former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino claimed that Clapper had been dishonest about the Russian dossier. Daily Caller

Facebook Blocks Daily Caller Story On FBI Texts — Blames ‘Spam’ Algorithm
Facebook blocked users Friday from sharing a Daily Caller story on the 300 “missing” text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page that were turned over to Congress on Thursday night. The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained and published the text messages early Friday morning. Sometime Friday afternoon, however, Facebook began blocking users from sharing the story with their friends, warning them that the story could be spam. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be fined and regulated.

US Flies Bombers Over South China Sea
US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers flew a training mission over the South China Sea on Tuesday, according to the US military. The bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam according to a statement from US Pacific Air Forces, which oversees air operations in the region. The flight also involved additional training with F-15 Strike Eagle jets in the vicinity of Okinawa, Japan. CNN

Alabama Rep. Suggests Republicans Are Retiring Because Of Assassination Fears
Brooks was speaking on “The Dale Jackson Show” about the first Republican practice the Congressional Baseball Game after last year’s shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise severely injured. “We have multiple rings of security, plainclothes, uniform, Capitol Police, other police,” he said. “There was a medical vehicle nearby just in case there was a copycat.” Brooks also pointed to the fact that in the past month, a man pled guilty to threatening Arizona Rep. Martha McSally and three different people have been arrested for threatening Reps. Scott Taylor and Tom Garrett of Virginia and Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey. Roll Call
VOA VIEW: Fear is a ligament concern.

Preacher Causes Panic In Theater: 'If You Were To Die Tonight'
Armed officers rushed to the Harkins Mountain Grove 16 theaters in Redlands, where people had just finished watching the latest installment of  the “Avengers” franchise, fearing there might a gunman inside. Witnesses said when the movie was over, a man stood up and started yelling in what sounded like a preacher’s sermon. Los Angeles CBS

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Lib Media Focus on Handful of Trump Political Foes Who Boycotted WH Olympic Ceremony
President Donald Trump honored a large contingent of Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the White House today, but left-stream media focused on the small number of athletes who were not in attendance. The Huffington Post, People and TIME magazines dwelt on athletes who oppose the Administration's politics and five others who met with congressmen on behalf of the climate alarmist group Protect Our Winters, which believes "the world is getting hotter and it's our fault." News Busters
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is anti America.

Judge Issues 90 Day Pause On Stormy Daniels' Lawsuit
A California judge has issued a 90-day time-out in Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit in which she seeks to wiggle out of the $130,000 non-disclosure agreement that bars her from discussing her alleged 2006 affair with President Trump. Judge S. James Otero granted the three-month stay Friday, handing a small victory to Trump attorney Michael Cohen. NY Post

Trump’s Reality Distortion Field Could be a Huge Asset for Democrats This Fall
One of President Trump’s most bedrock character traits is his refusal to truly reckon with any piece of information that reflects poorly on him. This self-aggrandizing, reality-denying flavor of egotism has defined Trump for decades, through his roller-coaster business career and into political life. In recent months, it has sometimes veered into the straight-up delusional, as when he reportedly claimed last year that it wasn’t actually his voice on the Access Hollywood tape. NY Mag
VOA VIEW: Liberal distraction and wishful thinking.

E. Coli Outbreak Expands
Fourteen more people have become ill from E. coli linked to romaine lettuce, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. This brings the total number of illnesses from this outbreak to 98 people in 22 states, with Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin as the newest states to report cases.  CNN

Hacked Electronic Road Sign Reads 'Hail Hitler'
An electronic road sign displayed an anti-Semitic message early Friday morning on a highway on the outskirts of Phoenix. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:25 a.m. about an electronic road sign along Hunt Highway that read "Hail Hitler," an incorrectly spelled reference to the Nazi salute. The road sign was hacked by an unknown person and the words on the sign were changed, said Navideh Forghani, public information officer for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. USA Today

John Brennan Issues Warning to POTUS About Mueller’s Investigation “Stay Tuned, Mr. Trump…”
Not only did the House Intel report clear Trump of any ‘collusion’ with Russia, it revealed a group of wealthy donors spent $50 million to fund the Trump-Russia investigation. A group of about 7-10 wealthy donors from California (Silicon Valley) and New York spent $50 million to fund a Trump-Russia investigation conducted by none other than Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS and a former staffer for Dem Senator Dianne Feinstein named Daniel Jones. Gateway Pundit

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