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A photo taken in February 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the launch of the solid-fuel medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 at an undisclosed location. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. President Trump during their summit on June 12 in Singapore. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

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A screenshot of a video shared on White House social media accounts. The video — a fake movie trailer encouraging cooperation between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — was shown to Kim by Trump himself on an iPad toward the end of their summit in Singapore Tuesday. White House/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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'Shaking The Hand Of Peace': Unpacking Trump's North Korea Movie Trailer

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White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House on May 18. President Trump tweeted that Kudlow suffered a heart attack and is hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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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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President Trump shakes hands with Kim Yong Chol, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong Un's closest aides, after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House last week. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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How Artful Is Trump's Dealmaking?

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President Trump walks with Kim Yong Chol (left), top deputy to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after their meeting at the White House on Friday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump: Summit With Kim Jong Un Is On For June 12

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Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, arrives at the Korea-transit office near the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in February. President Trump confirmed Tuesday that Kim is headed to New York discuss a possible summit with Kim Jong Un. Korea Pool/Newsis via AP hide caption

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High-Ranking North Korean Official Is Traveling To New York

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in speaks during a news conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Sunday. He met with Kim Jong Un on Saturday. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea's Moon: Kim Jong Un Still Committed To Denuclearization

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walk together after a tree-planting ceremony at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27. Korea Summit Press Pool via/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Images of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are shown in Seoul earlier this month. The two men are scheduled to meet on June 12, but there are doubts about when or whether a meeting will occur. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People watch a TV showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right), South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump — and the words "Thawing Korean Peninsula" — at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea on March 7. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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As Trump-Kim Summit Approaches, South Korea's Leader Heads To White House

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In this photo, Younghwa Chun (left) and Euni Cho celebrate the opening of Sweet Studio Dal D patisserie in Seoul, South Korea, in 2017. Chun was a toddler when her family fled North Korea, and doesn't have memories of life there. Courtesy of Euni Cho hide caption

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People watch a TV news report in Seoul, South Korea, on May 3, as the screen shows portraits of three Americans detained in North Korea: Kim Dong Chul (left) Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song (right). Three American prisoners in North Korea were released into U.S. custody on Wednesday, according to President Trump. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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