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President Trump has called off a highly anticipated June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long planned meeting," Trump wrote in a letter to Kim.

An appeals court has let stand a lower court ruling overturning a California law that allows physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill.

California's Fourth District Court of Appeals on Wednesday refused to stay last week's decision by the Riverside County Superior Court, which ruled that state lawmakers should not have passed the law during a special session on health care funding. However, the constitutionality of the law itself — passed nearly three years ago — was not challenged.

Immigrant children in the custody of U.S. border authorities allegedly suffered pervasive abuse ranging from insults and threats to physical assaults, according to documents reviewed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Can Colombia turn peace into economic prosperity?

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... Shares in European and Asian car companies have stalled after the U.S. raised the prospect of applying import tariffs on national security grounds. We ask economist David Bailey what's next. Then, Deutsche Bank is cutting 7,000 jobs as the bank's new chief executive vows to go back to basics. And, after half a century of civil war, Colombians are still struggling with the country's slow economic recovery. We explore the region's issues ahead of this weekend's election.

The Mayo Clinic wants you to see the doctor less

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You probably know the Mayo Clinic for its doctors and from a few of the Google searches you've done when your lower back was hurting. But how about the next big thing in medicine, which could be artificial intelligence or a merger with Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway?

Well, no promises yet, but Dr. John Noseworthy, the president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, has entrepreneurial plans for the hospital that opened in 1889. 

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a high school discriminates against a trans student named Gavin Grimm by denying him access to the restroom that corresponds to his gender identity. Grimm says the ruling was "really fantastic," not just for him, but for trans youth in general.

One of the main principles behind purchasing health insurance is protection in the event of an emergency.

But in the case of Anthem, the nation's second-largest insurer, policy holders may be denied coverage if the company considers their visit to the emergency room unnecessary.

A major Veterans Affairs reform has passed the Senate by 92-5 and is on its way to the White House. The $55 billion bill will change how the VA pays for private care, expand a VA caregiver program and start a review of the VA's aging infrastructure. President Trump has said he will sign it — and it's sure to be touted among his biggest legislative achievements.

It took more than 280 characters, but a federal judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that President Trump and his aides cannot block critics from seeing his Twitter account simply because they had posted caustic replies to his tweets in the past.

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, is regaining a top security clearance following a marathon interview last month with special counsel investigators, a person familiar with the matter said.

After 10 years of marriage to a husband she says was a philanderer, and dealing with her suffocating in-laws, Alpa Go, a mom in Metro Manila, threw in the towel. She wanted out, for herself and her two children.

"I just wanted to cut ties with him," she said speaking in Tagalog. "If I ever achieve my goals, I don't want to do it carrying his name. And if I acquire properties in the future, I don't want to have to share with him. What if I'm gone?" she asks — meaning what if she's dead. "Then he would benefit instead of the kids."

Turkey raises interest rates to stem currency crisis

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The Turkish lira has been on a wild slide recently. It dropped 5 percent against the dollar Wednesday, its biggest loss in nearly a decade, before the country’s Central Bank stepped in with an emergency meeting that reversed some of those losses. The bank finally did something it’d been resisting. Something its president had been outspoken against. It raised interest rates.

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In the wake of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has convened a series of roundtable discussions about how to prevent and respond to school shootings. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Allen Banks, the police chief in Round Rock, Texas, about the discussion he participated in.

Most States Don't Require Guns To Be Locked Up

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Qualcomm CEO isn't too worried about our trade war with China

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One of the American companies that keeps a close eye on any talk of a trade dispute with China is Qualcomm, the San Diego-based chip manufacturer and technology company that plays an important role in making our cellphones do what we want them to do. It sells its technology to companies all around the world, including to Chinese companies like ZTE. Steven Mollenkopf took over as CEO in 2014 after spending nearly his entire working career there, and in this interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal, he doesn't seem too worried. What follows is an edited transcript of their interview.

Does the class of 2018 have it made?

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Probably not, to be honest. They have a lot of student loans. But hey, the job market is good! Well, sort of. Listen to the story, we'll explain. Today we talk to Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf about why he isn't worried about China and why 5G is exciting. Also on today's show, a couple hundred business people lit up Capitol Hill this week for the Cannabis Industry Association’s Lobby Days. They asked the lawmakers to either legalize marijuana or at least ease up on some banking and tax rules so they can do business like everybody else. (05/23/2018)

How good is it for the class of 2018?

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The class of 2018 is entering the most favorable job market for new college graduates since the Great Recession. In many parts of the country, employers report growing labor shortages, and on-campus recruitment to fill entry-level positions has been brisk.

At the University of Texas-Austin, Saul Rivera was snapping photos in his cap and gown recently, weeks before crowds of family and friends descended on the campus for the university’s mid-May commencement.

Unveiling a new policy after months of controversy and debate over players taking a knee or otherwise making statements during the national anthem, the NFL says all of its athletes and staff "shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem" if they're on the field.

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Why most of our jobs are meaningless

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Being paid to do nothing at work might sound like every employee's dream, but it can also bring shame and depression.

Anthropologist David Graeber at the London School of Economics has written a book, "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory," on the subject of meaningless work. He cited a survey that showed nearly 40 percent of United Kingdom workers were quite sure their jobs made no significant contribution to the world at all.