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TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT — President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un conclude an extraordinary nuclear summit by signing a document in which Trump pledges “security guarantees” to the North and Kim reiterates his commitment to “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The leaders also offer lofty promises, with the American president pledging to handle a “very dangerous problem” and Kim forecasting “major change for the world.” By Zeke Miller, Catherine Lucey, Josh Lederman and Foster Klug. SENT: 1,180 words, photos, videos.
PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW — Though on the other side of the globe, Trump figures to be a factor in Republican elections in South Carolina, one of five states holding primaries. Elections are also scheduled in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and Virginia. By Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow. SENT: 910 words, photos.
VOTER ROLLS-STATES — The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Ohio’s method of removing people from voter rolls appears unlikely to have a ripple effect. Ohio followed the most aggressive path among states that have laws targeting inactive voters. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 820 words, photos.
DUBAI-MONEY LAUNDERING — War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report alleges. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.
COLORADO-WILDFIRES — Extreme fire danger prompts officials to say they are shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 680 words, photos.
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS — The Southern Baptist Convention opens its annual national meeting in an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grapples with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. SENT: 620 words, photos.
OFFICER SHOT-ORLANDO — A man who police say shot an officer before barricading himself in a Florida apartment killed the four children he had been holding hostage before killing himself, police say. SENT: 460 words, photos, video.
AMAZON-SEATTLE TAX — Seattle leaders say they plan to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. City Council meeting.
MUSIC-U2 —U2 frontman Bono honors the late Anthony Bourdain toward the end of the band’s special performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. SENT: 400 words, photos.
WCUP-ENVIRONMENT IMPACT — The World Cup will leave a divisive legacy for Russian environmentalists. UPCOMING: 730 words by 6 a.m., photos.