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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met in Pyongyang on Oct. 23, 2000. Tong Kim (between Albright and Kim) served as the State Department interpreter. Reuters hide caption

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The Pressures Of Being An Interpreter At A High-Stakes Summit

President Trump doesn't speak Korean and little is known about Kim Jong Un's English skills. The best interpreters serve as both linguists and diplomats. They understand the politics behind the words.

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In this handout provided by Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore on June 10, 2018. Terence Tan/Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump And Kim Eager To Declare Success In Singapore 'No Matter What Happens'

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Nearly three out of 10 online shoppers have taken the plunge to buy an item that costs $1,000 or more. Men are twice as likely as women to press click and buy a big-ticket item, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. erhui1979/Getty Images hide caption

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Online Shopping And The Power Of Amazon

Online Big Spenders Tend To Be Men, NPR/Marist Poll Shows

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Online Big Spenders Tend To Be Men, NPR/Marist Poll Shows

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met in Pyongyang on Oct. 23, 2000. Tong Kim (between Albright and Kim) served as the State Department interpreter. Reuters hide caption

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The Pressures Of Being An Interpreter At A High-Stakes Summit

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss the 2020 census, in Washington, D.C., in October 2017. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Documents Shed Light On Decision To Add Census Citizenship Question

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Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., waits for his introduction during a town hall meeting last year in Hilton Head, S.C., in front of a sign from a protester. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Voters Tell Mark Sanford To 'Take A Hike' For His Criticism Of Trump?

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Detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, in Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration And Advocates Clash Over What's Next For Migrant Children

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