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Putin-Kim summit sends message to U.S. but sanctions relief elusive for North Korea

Putin-Kim summit sends message to U.S. but sanctions relief elusive for North Korea“When Kim meets Putin, he is going to ask for economic assistance and unilateral sanctions relaxation. Moscow is unlikely to grant his wishes,” said Artyom Lukin, a professor at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok. “Being a veto-holding U.N. Security Council member, Moscow can hardly afford to undermine its authority even for the sake of friendship with Kim,” Lukin said.



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Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Relief Would Lift Black, Latino Borrowers

Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Relief Would Lift Black, Latino BorrowersThe policy would also help close racial wealth gaps in the U.S., according to an estimate provided to the campaign by Arizona State University assistant professor Raphael Charron-Chenier and Brandeis University law professor Thomas Shapiro. “Gains to net worth for households of color would be meaningful under the policy, increasing median wealth by roughly $ 6,741 for Black households as a whole and $ 3,280 for Latino households as a whole,” they wrote in the analysis. High levels of student debt have become a drain on the economy, said David Bergeron, a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, who worked with the U.S. Department of Education for 35 years specializing in higher education.



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Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescueNorway breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after the dramatic rescue of a stricken cruise ship off its coast, but questions mounted about why the vessel chose to sail into notoriously perilous waters in a storm. It was one of the biggest rescue operations in modern times, with almost 500 passengers, many of them elderly, airlifted off the ship through day and night by a relay of helicopters fighting heavy winds. “The risk to the passengers and the vessel was high,” Dag Sverre Liseth, director of the marine department at the Accident Investigations Board Norway, told AFP.



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Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation may have concluded but Trump cannot breathe a sigh of relief just yet

Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation may have concluded but Trump cannot breathe a sigh of relief just yetAfter two years, more than 30 indictments or guilty pleas and close to 200 individual charges – special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is expected to be wound up within a few more days. It is up to Mr Barr as to what Congress, and by extension the US public, see of the report. Mr Barr has pledged transparency over a report that at least one US official is said to have called “comprehensive”.



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Some sighs of relief in Washington as Trump returns empty handed from Kim summit

Some sighs of relief in Washington as Trump returns empty handed from Kim summitTrump said he walked away from a deal because of Kim’s demands to lift all U.S.-led sanctions on North Korea in return for the denuclearization of its Yongbyon atomic complex but not others that the United States knows about. In contrast, North Korea’s foreign minister said Pyongyang offered to dismantle Yongbyon in return for a partial lifting of sanctions as a step toward better relations between the nations, technically still at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty. Before the summit, there were hints Washington was open to declaring an end to the war, some sanctions relief, and opening of liaison offices, a first step toward diplomatic ties, if the North reined in its nuclear program.



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Shutdown stories: Federal workers say no relief in sight

Shutdown stories: Federal workers say no relief in sight“I don’t see an end in sight to this right now, and I don’t think there will be unless something major happens like a strike among the essential employees who are working without pay.”



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Venezuela's Guaido Says Opposition Seeks Financing, Debt Relief

Venezuela's Guaido Says Opposition Seeks Financing, Debt ReliefSince becoming head of the legislature this month, Guaido has been aggressively pushing the Venezuelan military and foreign governments to recognize him rather than the authoritarian leader Nicolas Maduro as the legitimate head of state. In a Jan. 11 statement, a group of Venezuelan bond investors said they’d recognize the National Assembly as “the only legitimately elected body” and wouldn’t negotiate with Maduro over unpaid debt.



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Trump 'tried to cut off' disaster relief money for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Trump 'tried to cut off' disaster relief money for Puerto Rico after Hurricane MariaPresident Trump attempted to cut off federal disaster aid to Puerto Rico, it has been reported, which may have prompted deputy Housing and Urban Development secretary Pam Patenaude to resign. In October, the president inaccurately tweeted that the Puerto Rican government was planning on using the disaster relief money for Hurricane Maria to pay off old debts. Although untrue, Mr Trump then reportedly attempted to prevent disaster-relief money from going to Puerto Rico, and instead requested the funds be directed to Texas and Florida, according to a Washington Post article detailing Ms Patenaude’s exit from the White House.



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Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief fundsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management.



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Does CBD Work for Pain Relief?

Does CBD Work for Pain Relief?Kyle Wright was used to living in pain. Then, at a street fair in Denver, where he used to live, someone offered him a sample of CBD lotion, a product said to contain cannabidiol, one of the many chemicals found in the cannabis plant.



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