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President Donald Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Now, with the smiling snapshot a part of history, new details are emerging about the bizarre behind-the-scenes negotiations that led up to the summit

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According to a new paper by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication that was published in the journal Science, there is a quantifiable answer: roughly 25 percent of people need to take a stand before large-scale social change occurs. This idea of a social tipping point applies to standards in the workplace, and any type of movement or initiative.

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Nearly 50 percent of Afghanistan’s children are not attending school because of war, poverty and other factors, according to a new report.

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The Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese imports on Friday, instantly escalating a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

China has said that it will retaliate with $50 billion in tariffs in response, rattling financial markets.

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The number of Americans who have “absolute certainty” in their belief in God has declined in recent years, according to previous research by the Pew Research Center. In addition, it found that those who have doubts of God’s existence or do not believe in a higher power at all is increasing.

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Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity, according to a study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of diabetes and other health problems.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized “selfish, short-sighted” policies during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc on June 10.

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California voters’ decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported.

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Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

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Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said there is no way to know when Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open.

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Austria’s government said Friday that it is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on “political Islam” and foreign financing of religious groups.

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The top U.S. military chief met Friday with his Russian counterpart in Finland to exchange views on U.S.-Russia military relations, Syria and the current international security situation.

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A daily dose of a simple household item could help combat Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis—and improve overall well-being.

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An American-backed Syrian Kurdish militia said June 5 that it will leave the strategic town of Manbij under a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that could ease tensions between the NATO allies and force a realignment of troops along the volatile Syria-Turkey frontier.

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Two days after the eruption, the terrain was still too hot in many places for rescue crews to search for bodies or—increasingly unlikely with each passing day—survivors.

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Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems cannot be ignored either, the government said June 5 in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.

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For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress.

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One out of every five deaths among U.S. adults ages 24-35 is related to opioids, according to a study led by researchers in Toronto, Canada.

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Africa’s last male northern white rhino died in March. There’s been a 50% decline in many fish populations since 1970. Only 1% of North America’s ash trees will survive the emerald ash borer beetle. What does this all mean for us?

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After legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage in recent times, Portuguese lawmakers will decide May 29 on another issue that has brought a confrontation between faith and politics in this predominantly Catholic country: whether to allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide.

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Rhetoric that evokes moral values on Twitter may signal whether a protest will turn violent, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC). The study was published on May 23 in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

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Children who take a 15-minute break from daily routines to exercise experience better health, according to new research by experts from UK universities Stirling and Edinburgh.

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