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Kim Jong Un Lands In Singapore
The jet carrying Kim had landed earlier in the afternoon amid huge security precautions on the city-state island. Kim's summit with Trump has captured intense global attention after a turn to diplomacy in recent months following serious fears of war last year amid North Korean nuclear and missile tests. The North Korean autocrat's every move will be followed by 3,000 journalists up until he shakes hands with Trump. Fox
VOA VIEW: Security on both sides is a must.

Putin Happy To Meet With Trump Whenever Washington Is Ready
Putin spoke Sunday at a gathering of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Qingdao, China. He said that several countries, including Austria, have offered to host a Trump-Putin meeting. The Russian leader said he shares concerns that Trump has voiced about a renewed arms race, adding that a thorough discussion is needed to address the issue. Fox

Trump Says Won't Sign G7 Communique
Shortly after Trudeau said that he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the US had signed on, Trump announced the US would reverse its decision and not sign on to the statement after all. The group of seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy. CNN
VOA VIEW: The US is the big winner.

Dems 'October Surprise' In Midterms? Hint: It Has To Do With Health Care Costs
The October ritual of checking new health insurance rates has never been fun for Karl Quist, who runs a tech startup. But last year, he said when his rate for a plan through Obamacare tripled, "my first reaction was panic." On Facebook, he found hundreds of other MBAs, app developers and self-employed professionals struggling with Charlottesville's highest-in-the-nation rate hikes. NBC

CNBC Correspondent Muses On Trump's Mental Health
A CNBC journalist on Saturday responded to President Trump’s lengthy press conference in Canada by saying he was concerned about the president’s mental health -- the latest Trump-related health concern raised by media outlets. CNBC correspondent John Harwood made the remarks on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.” Fox
VOA VIEW: Harwood is a joke and idiot.

Trump Calls For Readmitting Russia To G7, Blames Obama For Crimea's Annexation
President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his call for Russia to be readmitted into the G7 and blamed his predecessor for Russia's aggression in Crimea. "I think it would be an asset to have Russia back in," Trump said during an impromptu press conference at the summit. "I think it would be good for the world. I think it would be good for Russia. I think it would be good the United States. I think it would be good for all of the countries of the current G7. CNN

Trump Calls Trudeau Very Dishonest & Weak
"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!," the President tweeted on Saturday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Trump put liberal Trudeau in his place.

Trump Says Kim Has 'One Shot' With Summit To Show Serious
President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a "one-time shot" to show he's serious about a nuclear disarmament deal. "I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity," Trump said at a press conference just before he departed a G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada, for his historic Tuesday rendezvous with Kim in Singapore. NBC


Single Photo Artfully Sums Up America’s Isolation At G7 Summit
During his brief visit to the G7 summit in Quebec, President Trump went full Ugly American. In less than 24 hours, he ranted at his supposed allies about trade, suggested that Russia rejoin the group — his audience was mostly unreceptive to the idea — and arrived conspicuously late to a women’s empowerment meeting. The entire disorienting experience underlined a grim reality: The United States is increasingly an outsider to the system of international cooperation it helped build. NY Mag
VOA VIEW: The US came out for the first time in a long time.

Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One Minute
President Trump believes he will be able to predict the outcome of his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un within one minute of meeting the leader, he told reporters on after departing the G7 summit on Saturday. Cutting off a journalist’s question about how long he thought it would take him to gauge Kim’s willingness to give up his nuclear weapons, Trump assured her that his quick gut was all he would need. NY Mag

The Russia Investigations: So Many Pieces Of The Puzzle Are Missing
The Russia imbroglio is a tale told out of order about a puzzle with pieces missing. Without knowing what goes in the blank spaces, it's impossible to know what to make of the whole thing. The broadest outline has become clear: Russian President Vladimir Putin sought vengeance against the United States and the West after what he perceived as an outrageous overstep by Washington, D.C., into his own front yard in 2014 after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. NPR


George Soros Complains: Everything That Could Go Wrong, Has Gone Wrong
George Soros recently lamented the rise of President Trump and anti-establishment parties across the globe, saying “everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.” Soros made the comment in an interview with The Washington Post published Saturday. He also said that he did not expect Trump’s election, saying, “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble.” The activist billionaire also made the bizarre claim that President Trump would be “willing to destroy the world.” Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: Soros is a liberal fool.

Fake News-Trump Goes To Canada, Drenches The American Media In Maple Syrup And Eats Them For Breakfast
“The U.S. press is very dishonest, much of it, not all of it,” Trump said. “I have some folks in your profession, with the U.S., in the U.S., citizens, proud citizens, reporters, the most outstanding people I know. But there are many people in the press that are unbelievably dishonest, they don’t cover stories the way they’re supposed to be, they don’t even report them in many cases, if they’re positive. So there’s tremendous–I came up with the term ‘fake news,’ it’s a lot of fake news. But at the same time I have great respect for many of the people in the press.” Daily Caller

‘Fire Jeff Sessions’ Is A Plot From Liberals To Scalp The President’s Ally
Trump’s anger makes sense if you believe Sessions always intended to recuse from the investigation but withheld that information from Trump until he had been appointed the country’s top law-enforcement official. The facts, however, don’t bear out that assumption. Rather, the timeline shows that Sessions’ March 2, 2017 recusal was not premeditated, but in response to Democrat efforts to entangle the attorney general in the Russia collusion narrative. Federalist

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If Paying Stormy Daniels Was A Crime, The Clinton Campaign Committed It Too
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein repeatedly lectured on the importance of the “rule of law” in a recent speech to a dinner party in Philadelphia, but his actions in the Trump investigation suggest he may not be practicing what he preaches. He borrowed from John MacArthur Maguire to describe the rule of law as a system of “wise restraints that make men free.” These restraints “preserve liberty because they are prescribed in advance, and they apply equally to everyone, without regard to rank or status,” he said. Federalist

Pope Warns Energy Bosses
Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe. “Civilization requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization,” the pope told top oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican. Climate change was a challenge of “epochal proportions”, he said, adding that the world needed an energy mix that combated pollution, eliminated poverty and promoted social justice. WND

Christian Conversion Linked To Psychological Changes
New longitudinal research provides evidence that converting to Christianity is associated with some psychological changes. “Religious conversion is a major life event that some people claim would bring big psychological changes,” said C. Harry Hui of The University of Hong Kong. “However, no research has systematically looked at it with a rigorous, longitudinal research design.” The study, which was published in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, tracked 711 Chinese individuals from 2009 to 2012. WND

Twitter Fianlly De-Verifies Louis Farrakhan After 'Satanic Jew' Rant
Twitter appears to have de-verified Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Friday, two days after he ranted about “Satanic Jews” and the “Synagogue of Satan.” Farrakhan is a notorious racist and anti-Semite who has close ties to several Democratic members of Congress. “I wonder will you recognize Satan? I wonder, will you see the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan, which has many races in it, because Satan has deceived the whole world, and think about the message that I was blessed by God to give you today,” Farrakhan said in a video he posted Wednesday. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: Farrakhan is a racist nut job.

DNC Hamstrings Bernie Sanders's 2020 Run
"The Democratic National Committee adopted a new rule Friday aimed at preventing non-Democrats, such as independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, from seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, reports said. The rule change, adopted at a DNC meeting in Providence, R.I., requires all candidates for the party’s nomination to “run and serve” as Democrats, Yahoo News reported. Some supporters of Sanders -- who caucuses with the Democrats despite declining to declare a party affiliation -- say the move was motivated by “spite” after Sanders gave Hillary Clinton a run for her money during the Democratic primaries in 2016." PJ Media

LeBron Played Last 3 Games of Finals with A 'Self-Inflicted' Broken Hand
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James told reporters early Saturday morning that he played the last three games of the Finals with a broken hand from punching a whiteboard after Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors swept the Cavs, blowing out Cleveland, 108-85, in the final game of the series in Cleveland on Friday. "What happened? Self-inflicted," said James, who wore a soft black cast on his right hand during the press conference. "I pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand." PJ Media


Separate And Unequal: Harvard Hosts Graduation For Black Students Only
Harvard has hosted its first ever graduation for black students only. One can’t help but wonder about the confusion surrounding the shade of Martin Luther King Jr. after the long fight, the attempt to abolish the system of separation of the races, his dream that one day his children would live in a country that would judge them by the content of the character and not the color of their skin. PJ Media
VOA VIEW: Harvard is overrated.

Kremlin Floats Vienna As Possible Meeting Place For Trump And Putin
The Kremlin said on Saturday that Vienna was being floated as the possible destination for a summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Politico reports. The details: Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Trump and his Russian counterpart have discussed "the need for such a meeting," but that nothing had been decided yet. They last spoke on March 20, per White House statements, which was before Trump expelled Russian officials over the Kremlin's involvement in the poisoning of a former spy in the U.K. Putin said, per Politico: "The ball, I believe ... [is] on the American court." Axios

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Justify Wins Belmont Stakes, Earniing Triple Crown
Prior to his victory, the thoroughbred had a perfect 5-0 record in his brief career and had won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith rode the thoroughbred to victory, defeating nine other competitors as they crossed the finish line in the 1 1/2-mile race. Gronkowski took second place and Hofburg placed in third. Justify was challenged momentarily at the top of the stretch and then drew off the roars of a crowd of 90,000 viewers. Fox

The Dangers Of Divorce Law: Attorneys Pack Pistols, Install Panic Buttons
New York divorce lawyer extraordinaire Raoul Felder, who handled the celebrity splits of everybody from Rudy Giuliani to Christie Brinkley, kept a pistol in the desk drawer of his Manhattan office for many years. His reasoning was simple: “Everybody hates divorce lawyers, sometimes even their own clients,” he said. NBC

US Supercomputer Bests Chinese Model As World's Most Powerful
The U.S. now has the world's most powerful supercomputer, the U.S. Department of Energy announced. The computer, called Summit, is housed at the department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Summit's performance can top out at 200,000 trillion calculations per second, or 200 petaflops, the lab said in a release Friday. UPI

Taliban Announces First Cease Fire Against Afghan Forces For Eid Al-Fitr
The Taliban announced Saturday its first cease-fire against Afghan forces since the war began in 2001 to observe the three-day Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday to celebrate the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting, Ramadan. The holiday starts in mid-June, but since the time depends on the lunar cycle the timing could change based on crescent moon sightings. The festival lasts up to three days. UPI

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Why One Judge's Decision Could Change The Fate Of US Media
The U.S. media industry waits on one man: Richard Leon. A senior judge at the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia, Leon will decide on Tuesday whether to approve AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. AT&T’s argument for the merger is focused on the looming threat from tech companies that have used the internet to sidestep the traditional media distribution methods of movie studios and cable systems. Media companies are now trying to stockpile the most sought after content and develop their own internet-based distribution in hopes of attracting enough subscribers to compete with globally established tech companies. NBC

Pope Tells Oil Executives To Take Care Of Environment
At a Vatican conference, Pope Francis charged world oil leaders and investors to help stop climate change by taking care of the environment. Some of the world's biggest oil titans met with the Pope for a closed-door conference Saturday. The Pope commended efforts made by oil and gas companies as they face pressure to transition to other forms of energy. "Progress has indeed been made. But is it enough? Will we turn the corner in time? UPI

Why So Many Mormons Back Trump
In February 2017, weeks after the inauguration of Donald Trump, a conservative political operative named Don Peay trudged up a steep, sagebrush-covered hillside outside Salt Lake City. Peay served as Trump’s campaign manager in Utah and is a hunting advocate who has gone out shooting with rightwing icons such as Dick Cheney, Ted Nugent and Donald Trump Jr. Guardian

Brexit Secret Putin Connection-Bankroller Hooked Up Russian Envoy With Trump's Team
Explosive new claims of Russian meddling in the Brexit referendum emerged last night as it was revealed that the millionaire who bankrolled the Leave campaign had a series of secret meetings with Vladimir Putin's UK envoy. Arron Banks had three meetings with Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, fresh evidence shows, despite previously claiming to have had only a 'boozy lunch' with him. Daily Mail UK

Ex Secret Service Agent Found Security Flaws At Florida School Months Before Massacre
A retired Secret Service agent pointed out security vulnerabilities at a Florida high school two months before a gunman killed 17 people there. The Sun Sentinel of South Florida reports that retired agent Steve Wexler pointed out unlocked gates, unlocked doors and no identification badges for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. NY Post

Giuliani Wants Chris Christie To Become Attorney General
Chris Christie has Rudy Giuliani’s vote… even if he’s not asking for it. The former New York City mayor said Saturday he wants the ex-governor of New Jersey to become U.S. attorney general. “He’s my No. 1 candidate,” Giuliani, now a lawyer for President Trump, said in an interview with New Jersey’s Record newspaper. NY Post

Why It Matters: Net Neutrality's Demise
Net neutrality rules are getting wiped from the books on Monday — a move that starts a new chapter in the wonky regulatory debate while also attracting new mainstream attention outside of Washington. Why it matters: The decade-long fight over how bits and packets should travel across the internet has fallen victim to political ping-pong between parties and industries. In Washington, net neutrality fatigue has set in as lobbyists begrudgingly take the battle to Capitol Hill. But as the internet plays an increasingly central role in peoples' lives, the rest of the country is starting to take notice. Axios

Chinese Front Company Used to Recruit U.S. Double Agents
A single reference buried deep within hundreds of pages of court filings in the case of convicted CIA turncoat Kevin Mallory reveals the name of a Shanghai-based “executive search firm” that bears the hallmarks of a classic espionage front, former intelligence operatives from the U.S. and Russia tell The Daily Beast. The U.S. government’s evidence against Mallory, who was found guilty Friday of espionage-related charges, included a photograph of a business card belonging to alleged Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) agent Richard Yang, who presented himself as a corporate headhunter. Google News

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