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In this undated file photo provided on Sunday, June 23, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reads a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, said North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to set up a third summit between the countries' leaders. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Seoul: U.S., North Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

- Associated Press

North Korean and U.S. officials are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” to arrange a third summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the fate of the North’s expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea’s president said, four months after a second meeting between the leaders in Hanoi collapsed without any agreement.

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A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

- Associated Press

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Documents show NSA again improperly collected call records

- Associated Press

Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law.

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Swing state poll finds little support for war with Iran

- The Washington Times

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Former Israeli PM Barak stages return to 'topple Netanyahu'

- Associated Press

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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walk together before their meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said Thursday, April 18, 2019, that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Kim regime slams Pompeo, sanctions, despite 'behind-the-scenes' talks

- The Washington Times

North Korea slammed the U.S. for extending sanctions against Pyongyang and sharply criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, even as South Korea's president claimed "behind-the-scenes" talks are underway to arrange a third summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.