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Trump’s ‘astonishing’ concession to Kim Jong Un and North Korea

Trump's 'astonishing' concession to Kim Jong Un and North KoreaThe president says he will halt U.S.-South Korea military exercises, a key demand from Pyongyang.



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The NRA made a concession on bump stocks – but did we all just get played?

The NRA made a concession on bump stocks – but did we all just get played?The NRA’s concession, heralded as a breakthrough, is so small it is hard to see with the naked eye. After the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history, the National Rifle Association has agreed it might be appropriate to regulate a dumb toy that can also be used as a weapon of mass carnage.



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Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talksBy Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. There was growing sentiment in Congress that they will need to opt for a short-term extension of current spending, possibly of one week’s duration, in order to finish up negotiations on the longer-term bill for funding through the end of September. “Yeah, it looks like it,” said Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Senate Appropriations Committee member, when asked by a reporter about the likelihood of a short-term extension.



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