Trump agrees to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization

President Donald Trump has agreed to a high-stakes meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May on his nuclear weapons program, South Korea’s national security adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day. Interested in North Korea? Add North…

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‘The Bachelor’: Becca Kufrin says shocking finale ‘was like a slap in the face’

Weeks after proposing to Becca Kufrin, Arie revealed that he missed Lauren Burnham, the show’s runner-up. His feelings led to the two calling off their engagement and Luyendyk looking to rekindle his romance with Burnham. Kufrin then came on last night’s after-show and revealed what it was like to be dumped in that way, saying…

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News & views: Why Gary Oldman and Kobe Bryant’s Oscar wins were the night’s biggest tragedy

   Even at the Me Too Oscars, two men accused of domestic abuse won two of the night’s biggest awards. And their wins were greeted with a shrug. Gary Oldman won his first career Oscar on Sunday for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Oldman was a clear favorite in the category, sweeping the precursor…

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President Donald Trump didn’t always tell it straight this past week on matters involving his attorney general, economic growth, guns and trade. A look at some rhetoric from Trump and his aides: TRUMP: “You take the Pulse Nightclub. If you had one person in that room that could carry a gun and knew how to use…

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US companies take a stand, raise age to purchase guns

Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a…

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Rockets start fast, beat Clippers 105-92 for 14th straight

The Houston Rockets really didn’t need an exclamation point to their dominating first quarter Wednesday night. James Harden provided one anyway. The Rockets had already blown past the Clippers when Harden juked Wesley Johnson so badly, the defender stumbled and fell flat to the floor. Harden looked down at him for a long moment before calmly drilling a 3-pointer…

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LeBron James calls NCAA ‘corrupt’ in wake of scandals

  INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — In light of the federal investigation into college basketball recruiting, Cleveland Cavaliers star? LeBron James called the NCAA a “corrupt” organization and said the NBA should further develop its minor league system to give young ballplayers a viable alternative. “I don’t know if there’s any fixing the NCAA. I don’t think there is,” James said…

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Covering a party, not politics, in last night in Pyeongchang

Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: GRAND FINALE: There’s a moment in NBC’s terrific documentary about the social forces surrounding the 1968 Mexico City Olympics where the late sportscaster Howard Cosell appears, declaring that “to pretend the Olympic games are sports and not political is a falsity.” That resonated during the telecast of…

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Top US diplomat in Venezuela under fire for tough comments

The head of Venezuela’s government-controlled assembly on Thursday accused the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas of promoting a coup and threatened to take “corresponding diplomatic measures” against him but stopped short of saying he would be expelled. National Constituent Assembly president Delcy Rodriguez issued a series of tweets targeting U.S. charge d’affaires Todd Robinson. They…

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