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Meghan Markle, the bride who can’t save the world

It’s not easy being a royal bride in Old Blighty. Even keeping up with what to call everybody, and whom to curtsy to, and whom to expect a curtsy from, requires an immersion course in protocol. We can’t even call Meghan Markle by her real name.

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In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. The Obama Presidential Center will not be a part of the presidential library network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Public park advocates have filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago seeking to stop construction of the center. The group also wants to bar the city from giving control of the center's site to the Obama Foundation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Barack Obama gilds his legacy

This is a story of priorities and hypocrisy, brought to us by a president who saved the Union and was murdered for it, and a president whose policies and malevolence damaged both the nation and the world, and who is being rewarded for it.

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, smiles during a lunch gathering, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lou Barletta wins Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania

- The Washington Times

Rep. Lou Barletta easily won Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary Tuesday, setting up a challenge against two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in the fall in the swing state where redistricting also has emboldened Democrats in their drive to reclaim the House majority.

A combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in Cleveland, Ohio, May 5, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, in Panmunjom, South Korea, April 27, 2018.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File) **FILE**

North Korea cancels talks with South, threatens to pull out of U.S. summit

- The Washington Times

North Korea sent shock waves through the Trump administration's hope for a history-making summit with Kim Jong-un, angrily canceling a planned meeting with South Korean officials Wednesday to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises and calling into doubt President Trump's announced meeting with Mr. Kim in Singapore in less than a month.

Joe Biden. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Throwing rocks at the wrong villain

- The Washington Times

No man in America is more entitled to the nation's admiration and gratitude for sacrifice than John McCain. He's a hero in anybody's book, with no asterisks. An exclamation point, but no asterisk.