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Posted5/25/2018 7:00 AM
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  • A protester wearing a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump, center, performs with cut-out photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, during a rally against the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. President Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from a plan to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month in Singapore caught a lot of people off guard, including, it appears, Kim Jong Un.Every indication is that Pyongyang still wants to make the meeting happen. And as soon as possible. The signs read " Apology."

    A protester wearing a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump, center, performs with cut-out photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, during a rally against the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. President Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from a plan to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month in Singapore caught a lot of people off guard, including, it appears, Kim Jong Un.Every indication is that Pyongyang still wants to make the meeting happen. And as soon as possible. The signs read " Apology." Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The officials say the charges relate to related to a former actress, Lucia Evans, who said Weinstein assaulted her in his New York offices in 2004. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The officials say the charges relate to related to a former actress, Lucia Evans, who said Weinstein assaulted her in his New York offices in 2004. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • A man covers his head under the rain in Salalah, Oman, Friday, May 25, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on a path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing.

    A man covers his head under the rain in Salalah, Oman, Friday, May 25, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on a path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing. Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. FOR TRUMP, KIM MAY BE THE DEAL THAT GOT AWAY

Eager for a dramatic moment and a bold accomplishment, Trump agreed to Kim's March overture for a summit in less than an hour, ignoring the warnings of seasoned advisers who said it could backfire.

2. NORTH KOREA KEEPS HOPES OF TALKS ALIVE AFTER TRUMP CANCELLATION

North Korea says that it's still willing to sit for talks with the United States "at any time, (in) any format."

3. WHO IS EXPECTED TO SURRENDER IN SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PROBE

Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police to face charges involving an aspiring actress who said he forced her to perform oral sex on him.

4. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS GET BRIEFINGS ON RUSSIA PROBE

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have received classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

5. CYCLONE EXPECTED TO BE 'EXTREMELY SEVERE' IN OMAN

Meteorologists say Cyclone Mekunu will be "extremely severe" when it crashes into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

6. VOTE ON ABORTION BEGINS IN IRELAND

Voters throughout Ireland began casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.

7. TRUMP PARDONS BOXING'S FIRST BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

President Donald Trump grants a rare posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction.

8. VETERANS HOPE NEW RULES WILL HELP THEM FIND JOBS

The state of Connecticut's human rights commission told employers last month they could be breaking the law if they discriminate against veterans with some types of less-than-honorable discharges.

9. WHY TRAVEL AT GAZA BORDER MOVING AT A SLOW PACE

Thousands of people in Gaza hoping to travel are on a waiting list, a backlog created by long periods of closures, and Egyptian border officials are slowly processing them.

10. ROCKETS TAKE 3-2 SERIES LEAD AGAINST THE WARRIORS

Eric Gordon comes off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on the Golden State Warrior's last possession secured a 98-94 win over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals.

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