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Trump's Personal Approach To Policy On Display Ahead Of N. Korea Summit

President Trump has relied on his own ability to promote his foreign policy, but now he faces a high-stakes meeting with North Korea's leader where that strategy could have drawbacks.

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Trump's Personal Approach To Policy On Display Ahead Of N. Korea Summit

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Ríoseco Caspian
Slow Blues Think Differently

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., holds a news conference on immigration reform Wednesday at the Capitol. Curbelo is seeking to circumvent Republican leaders to bring an immigration bill to the House floor. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

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En Route Balmorhea
Dark Streets Jonny Greenwood
Pretend to Forget Message to Bears
They Move On Tracks of Never-Ending Light This Will Destroy You
Riding Bicycles Through The Muddy Streets Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet

Protesters march on the UCLA campus Monday in Los Angeles, demanding solutions to gender pay inequity and higher wages. It was the first of three days of walkouts by service workers at University of California campuses. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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After 3-Day Strike, University Of California's Service Workers Vow To Keep Fighting

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We Will Rock You Los Mariachis
Murder Ballades: V. Brushy Fork Eighth Blackbird
Make Me Feel Like IAMNOBODI
Take Five Dave Brubeck Quartet
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A slice of cake from the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be sold by Julien's Auctions in June. Pieces of four other royal wedding cakes also will be auctioned off. John Stillwell/AP hide caption

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Slice Of History: Pieces Of British Royal Wedding Cakes Up For Auction

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Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G Edward Elgar, Vernon Handley et. al.
Lying in the Sun Lera Lynn
Get Busy [Instrumental Version] [Instrumental][Version] Marco Polo

President Trump is looking to overhaul the federal workforce by, in part, cutting retirement benefits Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Employees Face Cuts To Retirement Benefits And Pay Freezes

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Opening the Gates Chequerboard
Mombasa 2Cellos

It's the wonder of encore career wonders: On You're Driving Me Crazy, Van Morrison sounds sharp as ever working with Joey DeFrancesco's hard-swinging group. Richard Wade/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Van Morrison And Joey DeFrancesco Make A Lethal Addition To An Old Canon

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I Saw the Bright Shinies The Octopus Project

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