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US planning to hold second summit with North Korea “as soon as possible”

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/9/2018 at 4:00pm
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When reporting on the landmines removal from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, I noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way for a meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula.

It appears the meeting was a success.

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Melania Trump ends solo tour of Africa at Egypt’s pyramids

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Posted by    Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:30pm 10/8/2018 at 4:30pm
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First Lady Melania Trump has spent the last week in Africa, touring during Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. The trip was designed to enhance the First Lady’s public profile, generate goodwill, and strengthen the connections between the Trump administration and the leaders of these nations.

The normally-reserved Mrs. Trump used a photo-op...

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Flea-borne Typhus Epidemic Hits Pasadena

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Posted by    Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/7/2018 at 4:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers will recall that California, and other areas of the country with a significant homeless population, were hit with an epidemic of Hepatitis A last fall.

This year, Pasadena is reporting an epidemic of flea-borne typhus.

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North Korea, South Korea begin removing thousands of landmines along DMZ

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Posted by    Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00pm 10/7/2018 at 2:00pm
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While the American press has been singularly focused on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s youth and the specialty cocktails he enjoyed while boofing, there have been intriguing news developments elsewhere.

For example, it seems the Korean peninsula peace process is continuing apace, after its start with the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and...

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Pope Francis’ approval rating plummets in wake of new priest sex abuse scandal

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:00am 10/3/2018 at 11:00am

As a Catholic, I have been following the response of the Catholic Church to the detailed testimony of former Vatican diplomat Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that the Vatican knew about the sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by an American cardinal and covered it up.

So far, American Catholics are giving the pontiff low...

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Book Review: Militant Normals by Kurt Schlichter

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/2/2018 at 7:00pm
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Clearly, one of the industries helped most by the election of President Donald Trump is the book publishing business.

“Fire and Fury,” “A Higher Loyalty,” “Fear”: three books about Donald Trump have each sold more than a million copies in the United States, a first that reflects Americans’ fascination with their...

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#CounterResistance: Trump’s DOJ sues California over new “net neutrality” rules

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Posted by    Monday, October 1, 2018 at 8:29pm 10/1/2018 at 8:29pm
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This past June,  my colleague Mary Chastain noted that the internet was still working after the Trump administration ended Obama-era “net neutrality” rules with the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

However, tinkering with working systems until they no longer function is a feature of the California state legislature, so it created its...

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California slammed with slew of new gun control laws

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Posted by    Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:09pm 10/1/2018 at 6:09pm

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law several gun control bills proposed in the wake of several mass shootings that were used by the state legislature as the basis for the new restrictions.

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The science is settled: Pluto should be given back its “planet” status

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Posted by    Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/30/2018 at 2:00pm
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Perhaps after “climate change,” the biggest scientific controversy in recent times centered on the status of Pluto within our solar system.

The astronomical body was demoted 12 years ago after a group of elite scientists decided to apply new rules to define “planets”.

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Trump completes first trade deal with new agreement with South Korea

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Posted by    Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/29/2018 at 2:00pm
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Fresh off his visit to North Korea and ahead of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a free-trade agreement with the United States, marking the first time the President Donald Trump has finalized a major trade deal since entering office.

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Will the Kavanaugh Hearing Drama Impact California Senate Race?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/23/2018 at 2:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers may recall my recent post on California’s November ballot and the poll that indicated Senator Dianne Feinstein has only an 8-point advantage over progressive challenger, state senator Kevin de León. For the incumbent, this should be a troubling number, particularly when her challenger is leading among...

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Revealed: The reason behind mysterious Sunspot Observatory closure

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Posted by    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm 9/22/2018 at 7:30pm
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There has been a significant amount of security drama recently that centered on the Sunspot Solar Observatory, a national facility on a New Mexico peak.

An emergency evacuation of the facility following the arrival of federal agents and Black Hawk helicopters, which then led to a 10 day closure.

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Two US soldiers identified after their remains returned from North Korea

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Posted by    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00am 9/22/2018 at 10:00am
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One of the terms of the Singapore Summit agreement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un was that remains of American soldiers would be returned to this country.

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Chicago Park District halts Obama Presidential Center-related construction

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00pm 9/19/2018 at 7:00pm

We have been following the saga of the construction of the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which has been denounced by professors at the University of Chicago and faces an environmental impact lawsuit from local citizen groups.
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SpaceX announces its first private passenger for a round trip to Moon

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm 9/18/2018 at 5:00pm
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SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, has officially named its first private passenger.
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California tops the nation . . . for its poverty rate

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Posted by    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/15/2018 at 2:00pm
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As the week draws to a close, a new analysis shows that California is actually leading the nation . . . in the poverty rate.

Newly released federal estimates show California’s poverty rate remained the highest in the nation, despite a modest fall, and the state’s falling uninsured rate slowed for the...

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South Korean Official: “Leaders will discuss specific denuke measures in Pyongyang”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/15/2018 at 12:00pm
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Next week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is expected to head to Pyongyang for the first time with the goal of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

“At this stage, I believe it is most important to put a complete end to...

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