Trump prediction in tweet this morning: "Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace. Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist - They will both be out of business in 7 years!"
Would you travel 7,000 miles to confirm what your boss believes?
Or maybe at all:
This is going to be a tortuous process:
So many fraught questions face the Americans:
The State Department at least wanted a recommitment by North Korea to the promises made at the Singapore summit:
U.S. staffers have now been named to begin that process:
Be smart: For this gambit to have any chance of succeeding, Trump is going to need to demonstrate a strategic patience — and willingness to withstand short-term setbacks and humiliations — that's anathema to his makeup.
"Shortly after he took office," per the WashPost, President Trump "began passing out his personal cellphone number to a handful of foreign leaders."
N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Daniel Ikenson, director of trade policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute:
Handwritten notes by children and their coach, trapped in a cave in Thailand, via AP:
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch fireworks from the Truman Balcony during the White House Picnic for Military Families Fourth of July celebration.
"Black homeownership is stuck near 30-year lows" — WashPost personal finance reporter Jonnelle Marte (lead of Sunday's Business section) ...
U.S. homeownership rate for households in 2017, per an annual report from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies:
"Mark Zuckerberg Tops Warren Buffett to Become the World’s Third-Richest Person," per Bloomberg's Tom Metcalf and Jack Witzig:
European sweep in World Cup ... "All four semifinalists at this year's tournament in Russia will be European. The most powerful continent in world soccer is also assured of having its fourth straight title winner from a fourth different country," per AP:
Brazil had been tipped to win the final on July 15.
Fallen giants: Last remaining multiple World Cup champions eliminated ... "Only five countries have won the World Cup more than once. None of them have a chance to win another this year," AP reports:
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