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05/10/2018: Doing the numbers on the Hermit Kingdom

May 10, 2018

President Donald Trump announced today he's going to meet Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. There are a whole lot of variables in this equation: What's motivating who to do what? One thing that might have driven North Korea to the negotiating table is its economy. It had been growing amid sanctions, but now? We'll talk about it. Then, another economic story couched in a geopolitical one: Now that the U.S. is re-imposing sanctions on Iran, what will the EU do? Plus: Some 2,300 families fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Now, the program giving them temporary shelter on the mainland is coming to an end. So where will they all go? 

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