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Even though President Trump has called off the summit, North Korea says it's still willing to meet President Trump, quote, "at any time."

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Morning News Brief

May 24, 2018

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So is this all about transparency, or are President Trump and his allies in Congress trying to back up the narrative of a witch hunt?

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What if Bucky Dent's long fly ball in the 1978 American League East playoff game hadn't cleared the Green Monster at Fenway Park? What if John Paxson had missed the 3-pointer at the end of game 6 in the 1993 NBA Finals? What if Carli Lloyd had been injured in the final of the 2015 Women's World Cup?

Sports fans are particularly good at asking what if questions. Sports, after all, are full of counterfactual possibilities replete with drama.

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History is happening in Israel today as the U.S. moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city of Jerusalem.

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Yeah. Let's remember, President Trump announced this move back in December.

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Pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, bringing home freed North Korean prisoners, setting the stage for a summit with North Korea that many people never saw coming - it's been quite a week of foreign policy news for President Trump.

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The photos of this moment were pretty amazing. The three American men who had been detained in North Korea are now free men, and these photos captured them arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in the dark hours early this morning.

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One of the leading champions of the movement to prosecute sexual abusers, the Me Too movement, is facing his own reckoning.

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An unlikely literary hero is getting his turn in the spotlight. He's a little square, but full of personality --and he sprang from the imaginations of writer Mac Barnett and writer-illustrator Jon Klassen.

Barnett and Klassen are the award-winning, best-selling creators of a bunch of picture books, including Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.

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President Trump's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs faces another day of allegations about his conduct in his current job.

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