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Trump says he is open to payroll tax cut but downplays recession signs

The president’s comments laid bare increasingly urgent White House discussions that have shifted from public denials that anything is wrong to a review process aimed at soliciting ideas to stimulate the economy.

Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland

The announcement suggests that, despite the president’s denials, the central purpose of his trip had been discussion of a U.S. purchase of the island, which holds increasing strategic value as melting sea ice opens new parts of the Arctic to shipping and resource extraction.
Ryu Hee-Jin, a North Korean defector, practices dance moves with her instructor, a former member of a boy band. (Jean Chung for The Post)
Ryu Hee-Jin, a North Korean defector, practices dance moves with her instructor, a former member of a boy band. (Jean Chung for The Post)
Kang Na-ra, who defected from North Korea in 2014, stands in the middle of a shopping district in Seoul. (Jean Chung for The Post)
Kang Na-ra, who defected from North Korea in 2014, stands in the middle of a shopping district in Seoul. (Jean Chung for The Post)
Han Song-ee, who defected from the North in 2013, checks her cellphone before the start of a radio show in Seoul. (Jean Chung for The Post)
Han Song-ee, who defected from the North in 2013, checks her cellphone before the start of a radio show in Seoul. (Jean Chung for The Post)

How K-pop is luring young North Koreans to defect south

David Bowie and the Beatles may have helped topple the Berlin Wall. Now South Korean and Western pop may be undermining the Pyongyang regime, with rising numbers of defectors citing music as one factor in their disillusionment with their government.

Trump tells NRA chief that universal background checks are off the table

The president told Wayne LaPierre that the White House remained interested in proposals that would address weapons getting into the hands of the mentally ill, according to people familiar with the call.
Critics say that the president’s remarks, made in an exchange with reporters in the Oval Office, were promoting anti-Semitic stereotypes.
Australian Cardinal George Pell was convicted earlier this year on five criminal charges of sexually assaulting two boys in the 1990s.
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Russia was expelled from the group of industrial nations in 2014 and has since angered many U.S. lawmakers and foreign powers over interference in the U.S. presidential election, among other actions.
American hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who raised a fist while on the medal stand, received the same punishment. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee warned of harsher consequences for similar protests in the future.
The pair reportedly hauled nearly 90 pounds from the Mediterranean beach, which for years has viewed sand theft as a persistent problem.
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