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5 things you need to know now
5 things you need to know now
  • Trump incorrectly claims North Korea has 'agreed to denuclearization'

  • Dozens killed in Afghan voter registration center attack

  • Trump relitigates Comey memos on Twitter

  • Romney fails to clinch Utah Senate nomination

  • Waffle House shooting kills 4

"Wow, we haven't given up anything & they have agreed to denuclearization (so great for World), site closure, & no more testing!" President Trump wrote of U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations on Twitter Sunday. While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did announce Saturday he would cease nuclear and missile testing and shutter a testing site, he has not agreed to denuclearize, and many experts consider denuclearization an unrealistic aim. White House aides reportedly are skeptical of Kim's offer, worrying the concession will create an "illusion" of cooperation without making all the changes the administration hopes to secure in upcoming Trump-Kim talks. In a second tweet, Trump said "maybe things will work out [with North Korea], and maybe they won't - only time will tell."

Source: The Washington Post, The New York Times

At least 31 people were killed and more than 50 wounded by a suicide bombing at a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted would-be voters lining up to receive ID cards for a parliamentary election scheduled for October. "There were women, children," said Bashir Ahmad, who was nearby when the bomb exploded. "Everyone had come to get their identity cards." Afghanistan's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, condemned the incident on Twitter. "I stand with those affected by this coward attack," he wrote. "Our resolve for fair and transparent election will continue and terrorists won't win against the will of the Afghan people."

Source: CNN, Reuters

President Trump returned on Twitter Saturday and Sunday to the subject of former FBI Director James Comey's memos about their conversations together, which were leaked to the public Thursday. "James Comey's Memos are Classified, I did not Declassify them," Trump wrote in one post. "They belong to our Government! Therefore, he broke the law!" Comey redacted classified portions before sharing his memos with a friend last year; other portions were classified retroactively. The president encouragedCongress to push Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate Comey and Hillary Clinton, and he denied a February report he privately calls Sessions "Mr. Magoo."

Source: The Hill, Politico

Mitt Romney was not able to secure the Utah GOP's nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) at the party's convention Saturday. The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee will face Utah state Rep. Mike Kennedy (R), who held a one-point lead over Romney in the second round of convention voting, in the GOP primary on June 26. "This is terrific for the people of Utah, and I really want to thank the delegates who stayed so late to give me the kind of boost that I got here today," Romney said of the results.

Source: CNN, Politico

Four people were killed and four others injured when a gunman dressed only in a coat opened fire around 3:30 a.m. local time at a Waffle House near Nashville. The shooting suspect has been identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Illinois. A Waffle House patron wrestled the gun away from the attacker, who left his coat and fled the crime scene nude. "If you see a nude guy walking around, call the police immediately," said Metropolitan Nashville Police Department representative Don Aaron. "We believe he may be the suspect in this."

Source: USA Today, CNN
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