10 Things to Know for Today



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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END?

President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny.

2. DEMOCRATS DIGGING DEEPER

After three days of grilling Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, Democrats are quickly using his words as a roadmap to open new lines of investigation into the president’s ties to Russia and summon additional witnesses.

3. NUCLEAR NEIGHBORS’ CLASHES CONTINUE

Pakistan prepared to hand over a captured Indian pilot while blistering cross-border attacks across the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir continued for a fourth straight day

4. VENEZUELAN CLERIC TURNS THE OTHER CHEEK

Monsignor Hector Lunar is an outspoken priest who isn’t shy about criticizing President Nicolas Maduro, even from the pulpit, even as Maduro loyalists are intent on discrediting him.

5. CANNABIS NO CAN DO

Hawaii has a track record of moving slowly on social issues and when it comes to legalizing marijuana for adult use, the islands are out of step with liberal stalwarts such as California and Vermont.

6. QUESTIONS OF CAMARADERIE

African-Americans have experienced variations of the “black friend defense” — saying that a person can’t be racist because of the color of the company he keeps — for generations. The trope played out again out this week as Rep. Mark Meadows defended President Trump against testimony by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

7. WE’LL TAKE 500 OF THOSE

U.K. officials and companies have been bracing for potential Brexit trade disruptions by stockpiling everything from ice cream and chocolate cookies to essential medicines and body bags.

8. UNACCEPTABLE REMARKS

YouTube says it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids after reports that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children.

9. THEY’LL DRINK TO THAT

Iceland celebrates the anniversary of the lifting of a decades-long ban on beer with — what else? — a nationwide Beer Day.

10. BEYOND THE RING

Boxers Luis Ortiz and Erislandy Lara will fight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center after leaving behind their lives in Cuba for the ones they wanted for themselves and their families in the U.S.


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