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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

July 8, 2018

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — A Thai governor says the operation to bring out 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach from deep inside a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks has begun. The acting Chiang Rai governor has told reporters “today is D-Day” with 13 foreigner and five Thai divers taking part in the rescue. He says the divers went in at 10 a.m. and the boys will gradually come out accompanied by two divers each.

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix immigration judge says a 1-year-old Honduran boy’s case raises red flags over a looming court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite small children with their families. The child appeared in court Friday with an attorney who said the boy’s parents are back in Honduras. A federal judge in San Diego gave the administration until next Tuesday to reunite kids under 5 with their parents and until July 26 for all others.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memo from President Donald Trump’s lawyers unleashes a blistering attack on James Comey, casting him as dishonest, self-serving and “unbounded by law and regulation.” The Associated Press has obtained a year-old confidential memo from Trump’s legal team to special counsel Robert Mueller, seeking to discredit the man Trump fired as FBI director. The document provides a window into the formation of a legal strategy now used by Trump’s lawyers.

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a dose of harsh reality to President Donald Trump. He’s bashed hopes for a quick denuclearization deal in a pointed rebuke to the top U.S. envoy while accusing the U.S. of making “gangster-like” demands. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials ended two days of talks on Saturday. Yet the two sides are still at odds on all issues, including exactly what denuclearization means and the question of U.S. remains from the Korean War.

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people marched along a Chicago expressway to draw attention to the city’s gun violence, shutting down all northbound traffic for an extended period of time. The demonstrators were led by The Rev. Michael Pfleger, who says people of many races and ages came together for the march. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called the Interstate 94 shutdown “unacceptable” in a tweet Saturday afternoon, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded with a Twitter post saying: “It was a peaceful protest.”

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