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Over 60 Years Later, Hope for Peace on Korean Peninsula

April 19, 2018: This week, the South Korean government and President Trump confirmed news items that seemed out of the realm of possibility just one month ago: a prospective meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and talks to formally end the over-60-years-long Korean War. President Trump also confirmed on Wednesday that C.I.A. Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo secretly met with Kim Jong-un during Easter to lay the groundwork for the president's own meeting in May or June. North and South Korea have technically been in an armistice since 1953, creating a demilitarized zone and a de facto border that has split the two Koreas, and along with it, the families who live on either side. The Takeaway examines the looming prospect of an end to the Korean war. Plus, we look at Cuba's newest president and hand-picked successor to the Castro regime; a voice from the Somali community in Kansas targeted by a recent bomb plot; and a conversation with comedian Louie Anderson, who plays a mother inspired by his own on the T.V. show "Baskets."

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