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Trump’s meeting with Kim was great for ratings, but was it good for denuclearization?

Seung Min Kim and Anna Fifield on President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Plus, Geoff Fowler on how airport facial recognition is a scam. And Caitlin Gibson on the rise of the only child.
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How will Trump and Kim’s DMZ meeting affect denuclearization talks?
Over the weekend, President Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to enter North Korea. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in the demilitarized zone along with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. Trump hailed the meeting as a victory, saying it “deepened” his relationship with Kim. 

But how will this impact denuclearization negotiations? 

“Critics say Trump actually inflamed tensions dangerously in the first months of his presidency,” explains White House reporter Seung Min Kim. Kim says that some warn that Trump has “gone so far the other way that he is rapidly legitimizing North Korea as a nuclear weapons state.” 

Beijing correspondent Anna Fifield, who has recently written a book on the North Korean leader, adds that despite the theatrics of the meeting, “the hard work of denuclearisation still lies ahead.”

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Why airlines want to scan your face, not just your boarding pass
Traveling can be stressful. Full stop. In an effort to streamline and simplify the process, more and more airports are using facial recognition. 

But technology reporter Geoff Fowler explains that all this convenience costs “is your face.” 

Facial recognition is largely unproven and largely unregulated, Fowler says. “It’s America’s biggest step yet to normalize treating our faces as data that can be stored, tracked and, inevitably, stolen.” 

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Is one the loneliest number? 
Singleton. Oneling. Only child. Feature writer Caitlin Gibson explains the rise of one-child families, the fastest-growing family unit in the United States, and challenges some of the long-standing stereotypes that frequently accompany only children. 

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