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Korean Leaders Pledge Denuclearization and End to Korean War

April 27, 2018: For the first time in over half a century, a North Korean leader crossed the country’s southern border today. Kim Jong-un met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the newly renovated "Peace House" as part of the two countries' third summit. The Korean leaders discussed the path for an official end to the Korean War and North Korea’s nuclear program, pledging to totally denuclearize the Peninsula. The historic occasion was watched feverishly by media worldwide, and South Korean citizens took off from work to behold with rapt attention the breakthrough that might have seemed elusive when President Trump began to ramp up the threats on their northern neighbor. The Takeaway examines the prospect of longterm peace in light of this recent breakthrough. Plus, we examine a guilty verdict in the trial of comedian Bill Cosby; a self-described ex-'incel' speaks about his former community's hateful posture; and a new enacted anti-trafficking bill that may endanger sex workers.

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