A woman working at a footwear factory in Pyongyang. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea had an estimated 2.6 million modern slaves in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation, a global organization combatting modern slavery.

Why it matters: That means that one in ten North Koreans are imprisoned by forced labor or marriage, and a majority of those are enslaved by the state, according to the report. Andrew Forrest, founder of the Walk Free Foundation, told Axios that he hopes President Trump will challenge Kim Jong-un on the issue. Forrest said that "nobody is better qualified that Donald Trump to persuade and inform the North Korean president to the reality" of modern day slavery.

Go deeper: The estimated 400,000 people caught in modern slavery in the U.S.

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Louisville officer: "Breonna Taylor would be alive" if we had served no-knock warrant

Breonna Taylor memorial in Louisville. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the Louisville officer who led the botched police raid that caused the death of Breonna Taylor, said the No. 1 thing he wishes he had done differently is either served a "no-knock" warrant or given five to 10 seconds before entering the apartment: "Breonna Taylor would be alive, 100 percent."

Driving the news: Mattingly, who spoke to ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal for his public interview, was shot in the leg in the initial moments of the March 13 raid. Mattingly did not face any charges after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he and another officer were "justified" in returning fire to protect themselves against Taylor's boyfriend.

U.S. vs. Google — the siege begins

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The Justice Department fired the starter pistol on what's likely to be a years-long legal siege of Big Tech by the U.S. government when it filed a major antitrust suit Tuesday against Google.

The big picture: Once a generation, it seems, federal regulators decide to take on a dominant tech company. Two decades ago, Microsoft was the target; two decades before that, IBM.

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Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet)

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If the impasse between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House on a new stimulus deal is supposed to be a crisis, you wouldn't know it from the stock market, where prices continue to rise.

  • That's been in no small part because U.S. economic data has held up remarkably well in recent months thanks to the $2 trillion CARES Act and Americans' unusual ability to save during the crisis.