⚜️ Good Saturday morning from New Orleans, which today celebrates 300 years. Tomorrow is Earth Day.
Situational awareness: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states." (AP)
Kim Jong-un speaks Friday to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang. (North Korean government via AP)
Kim Jong-un may have learned the art of dealing with President Trump: Give him a win — or at least what he thinks is a win, or can spin as a win.
What happened, via BBC: North Korea said it "will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles ... Kim said further tests were unnecessary because Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities had been 'verified.'"
Trump tweets: "This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big progress! Look forward to our Summit. ... Progress being made for all!"
Be smart, from a former National Security Council official under President George W. Bush: "Not a big deal to pause testing nuclear or missiles when summit is coming ... Totally reversible. Eye wash."
Victor Cha — senior adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who was Trump's candidate for ambassador to South Korea — tells Axios future editor Steve LeVine that the shift isn't as abrupt as it looks:
What to watch for, per Cha: "[T]he glaring unanswered question in all of this is what the U.S. will give in return for these up front N.K. concessions."
His inspiration ... "Punching Bag For President Now Has Clout," by N.Y. Times' Maggie Haberman, Sharon LaFraniere and Danny Hakim:
P.S. WashPost: "Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference."
Exclusive scenes for Axios readers from a book out next Tuesday by N.Y. Times writer at large Amy Chozick, "Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling":
Go deeper: The cover of tomorrow's N.Y. Times Sunday Review features an adaptation from Amy's book, "'They Were Never Going To Let Me Be President' ... Covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign from before it started to the very last moment."
President Trump, remembering Barbara Bush, at a Mar-a-Lago news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:
"Melania and I send our prayers to Barbara’s husband of 73 years — I’ll never beat that record."
The funeral of former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush will be held at noon ET today (official arrivals begin at 11:30 a.m. ET) at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, with an Easter Liturgy.
"Apple became the largest public company in the world the old-fashioned way: charging lots of consumers lots of money. ... Facebook grew to challenge Apple’s supremacy without charging its users a dime," Alex Eule and Jon Swartz write in the Barron's cover story:
"The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100" ... After income inequality comes longevity inequality, Bloomberg's Ben Steverman writes:
☕️ Thanks for reading. We'll have updates all weekend on Axios.com.