Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: The White House via Getty Images

President Trump announced Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is currently on his way to North Korea to help finalize the details of Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un.

"When I make promises I keep them. In fact, at this very moment, Secretary Pompeo is on his way to North Korea in preparation for my meeting with Kim Jong-un."
— President Trump, while announcing the U.S. is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal

The president added that we will "soon find out" whether North Korea will release American detainees ahead of his planned meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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Amazon wants to flood America with Alexa cameras and microphones

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In a Thursday event unveiling a slew of new home devices ahead of the holidays, Amazon made clearer than ever its determination to flood America with cameras, microphones and the voice of Alexa, its AI assistant.

The big picture: Updating popular products and expanding its range to car alarms and in-home drones, Amazon extended its lead in smart home devices and moved into new areas including cloud gaming and car security. The new offerings will also fuel criticism that the tech giant is helping equip a society built around surveillance.

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Oil's turbulent long-term future

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The oil sector is facing risks from all sides.

Why it matters: Risk in the industry is nothing new. But these are especially turbulent and uncertain times. The industry's market clout has waned, the future of demand is kind of a mystery, and future U.S. policy is too, just to name three.

Meadows on Wray's voter fraud dismissal: "He has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI"

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows dismissed FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony that the U.S. has never historically seen evidence of widespread voter fraud, including by mail, during an appearance on "CBS This Morning" on Friday.

Why it matters: Meadows' statement highlights the Trump administration's strategy to sow doubt in November's election results by challenging the legitimacy of mail-in ballots, which are expected to skew heavily in Democrats' favor.

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