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Judge denies Trump and Cohen's request to block review of seized files

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President Donald Trump. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

A federal judge in New York struck down Monday President Trump's and Michael Cohen's request that sought to block prosecutors from immediately reviewing files seized by FBI agents in last week’s raid on Cohen's hotel room and office, the New York Times reports.

Yes, but: The judge, Kimba Wood, said that the prosecutors who seized the documents would provide copies to Cohen’s attorneys, per Bloomberg. Wood also signaled that she may appoint a special master, as requested by Cohen's team, to assist his lawyers in reviewing the material to protect any documents that fall under attorney-client privilege.

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Kim Jong-un heads south

A visitor, wearing all black, looks towards North Korea through binoculars at a South Korean observatory, with a white sky.
A visitor looks towards North Korea through binoculars at a South Korean observatory. Photo: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Jong-un will become the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea since the 1950s when he crosses the military demarcation line between the Koreas at 8:30pm ET tonight (9:30am Friday local).

What to watch: Parts of the third-ever inter-Korean summit, with South Korea's Moon Jae-in, will be broadcast live.