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from BBC News (UK)

North Korea's Kim Jong-un pledges 'new history' with South Korea
Kim Jong-un has pledged a "new history" in relations with his neighbour as he became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Koreas make nuclear pledge after historic summit
The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons, after holding a historic summit. The announcement was made by the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea after talks at the border.


from Competitive Enterprise Institute

Visualizing the Burden of Federal Regulation
There is no accounting for taste. To some extent, the same is true of regulatory costs—both are subjective. This year’s edition of the study “10,000 Commandments,” for example, estimates the federal regulatory burden at $1.9 trillion per year. But a 2014 estimate from the National Association of Manufacturers pegs the cost at $2.029 trillion. Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget, in a report that anti-market folks like to cite, estimates the annual burden to be between $78 billion and $115 billion. Of course, to get the number this low, OMB analysts counted only regulations passed during 2006-16 that met the legal definition of “major,” which is a small percentage of all rules.

Social Media Filtering Is Not Censorship
The problem with such intervention is the very premise. Private entities cannot censor. Professor Ari Waldman, a witness at the Filtering Practices hearing, was correct that "we don’t have a First Amendment right to Facebook’s amplification of our words." Governments can censor. And in a convoluted way, that's what social media regulation would do.


from Conservative Intelligence Briefing

Breaking: New Texts Show Strozk And Page Devastated When President Trump Fired Comey
Disgraced FBI investigators Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were devastated by President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, new texts reveal. The texts were released as part of a Congressional inquiry.

President Trump Says Mueller’s Russia Probe Must End After House Investigation Finds No Collusion
President Trump says it’s time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to come to an end. Trump’s announcement comes after the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation found no collusion with Russian and the President in 2016.


from LifeZette (& PoliZette)
Media/News Company in Washington, D. C.

Border Patrol Agent Blasts Asylum Abuse by Migrant Caravan
Union official Art Del Cueto says gang members frequently slip into the U.S. along with those claiming they are fleeing persecution.


TV Channel in Wenatchee, WA

Grant County’s TRACON Facility dodges FAA consolidation
Earlier today the U.S. House of Representatives passed bill H.R. 4, which keeps in place Grant County Airport’s Terminal Radar Approach Control or TRACON. In 2015, Grant County International Airport’s TRACON was listed among FAA facilities nationwide for review for consolidation. 4th District U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse of Washington says the bill protecting TRACON was a matter of national safety because military facilities would lose a vital training and reserve base location.


from Orthodox Christianity
Organization in Moscow, Russia

Head of the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) Vasily Anisimov believes that by requesting autocephaly for a Ukrainian Orthodox patriarchate from His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is playing with fire. “Petro Poroshenko is tempting Patriarch Bartholomew as the devil did Christ. His predecessors did the same. They are tempting him to create pan-Orthodox discord in the world and religious conflict in Ukraine,” Anisimov said in an interview with Orthodox radio station “Radonezh,” reports Interfax-Religion.


from The Seattle Times
LEFT-CENTER BIAS,  HIGH,  Newspaper in Seattle, WA

After 14 Years, I’ve had it. I’m leaving Seattle
Seattle has become a place that is hostile to the middle class. Why should this state's public policy be directed by people from a city that can't maintain its own circumstances?


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington


from Task & Purpose
Media/News Company in New York, NY

Korean War To End; North And South Agree To Get Rid Of Nukes
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday in a historic summit that observers have viewed with both trepidation and optimism.


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