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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross back the military demarcation line to the south side after Moon crossing the border to north upon meeting for the Inter-Korean Summit in Panmunjom, South Korea. Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images

In the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea Friday morning local time, Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader in modern history to set foot on South Korean soil. This marks the beginning of a historic summit between the two leaders to discuss denuclearization.

Cosby verdict

A jury convicted Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in a 2004 sexual assault. He’s facing up to 30 years in prison, but Cosby could serve his sentences concurrently. The verdict is the first for a major celebrity in the era of the #MeToo movement.

Optimistic outlook

Amazon shocked Wall Street after it reported a surge in first-quarter profit and earnings per share that nearly tripled analyst estimates. Sales up 43% sent stock soaring after hours of trading.

Pruitt's congressional hearing

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said during a congressional hearing Thursday that he gave his Chief of Staff the go-ahead to give controversial raises to two trusted aides at the EPA. To the extent Pruitt admits he defied the White House, which had initially denied the raises, it could be more damaging to him than the various spending controversies.

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America rebalances its post-Trump news diet

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Nearly halfway through President Biden's first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics.

Why it matters: The departure of former President Trump's once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country's attention.

2021 sees a record number of bills targeting trans youth

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Republicans in at least 25 states have introduced over 60 bills targeting transgender children — a legislative boom since January that has beaten 2020's total number of anti-trans bills.

Why it matters: LGBTQ advocates say the unprecedented push was catalyzed by backlash to Biden's election and the Supreme Court ruling that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender.

Why migrants are fleeing their homes for the U.S.

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios Photo: Herika Martinez /Getty Images 

Natural disasters in Central America, economic devastation, gang wars, political oppression, and a new administration are all driving the sharp rise in U.S.-Mexico border crossings — a budding crisis for President Biden.

Why it matters: Migration flows are complex and quickly politicized. Biden's policies are likely sending signals that are encouraging the surge — but that's only a small reason it's happening.