Hap-py historic Friday!
Situational awareness: British papers say President Trump may avoid London during a 24-hour U.K. visit in July (Friday the 13th, the stories note) because of fears of mass protests. The Daily Mail cover blares: "TRUMP FACES LONDON BAN." The Daily Telegraph reports: "Trump is set to meet the Queen [at Balmoral or Windsor]. ... He is ... expected to [meet Prime Minister Theresa] May at Chequers, her countryside residence."
North Korea's Kim Jong-un (left) shakes hands with South Korea's Moon Jae-in at the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries. (Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
Flash ... Formal end to Korean War will be declared later this year, 65 years after hostilities ceased, North and South Korea leaders agree. (CNN)
"Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday, pledging to pursue peace after decades of conflict," Reuters reports:
P.S. "Summit of giants: Modi goes to China," by Axios' Erica Pandey: "Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have one big goal for their summit in Wuhan today: dial down the tensions in a relationship that's full of them."
When CIA Director Mike Pompeo won Senate confirmation as Secretary of State yesterday by 57-to-42, with seven votes to spare (and with seven votes from Democrats, five of them up for reelection), the much-needed victory for President Trump was the product of a campaign-style blitz involving as many as 30 aides.
Top operatives take Axios AM readers behind the curtain:
P.S. N.Y. Times A1, "For Many, Life on Team Trump Ends in a Crash," by Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman: "A ride on President Trump’s bullet train can be thrilling, but it is often a brutal journey that leaves some bloodied by the side of the tracks."
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A jury in Montgomery County, in the Philly suburbs, "found Bill Cosby guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand, a verdict that delivered the first celebrity conviction of the #MeToo era," the Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
What's next ... "#MeToo leaders: Cosby’s conviction will bolster the movement."
"NBC acted quickly to dismiss Matt Lauer, but it is facing a wave of internal and outside skepticism that it can reform a workplace in which powerful men such as Lauer were known to pursue sexual relationships with more junior women," the WashPost's Sarah Ellison reports on A1:
Another woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, also told The Post that Brokaw acted inappropriately toward her in the ’90s, when she was a young production assistant and he was an anchor. He said no such incident happened.
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Sarah Sanders takes a question with two of her three children at a briefing for children of press and staff during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
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Facebook was used to being the cool kid. But now it’s eating lunch alone: Companies are trying to figure out how to be as un-Facebook-like as possible, Axios managing editor Kim Hart reports.
Very telling about the national political mood: A Pew Research Center poll finds both sides think they're losing:
"The break that authorities said led them to the [Sacramento] man accused of being the Golden State Killer came when they linked DNA evidence from the slayings to genetic information contained on a consumer genealogical website," the L.A. Times reports:
"Bobby Kennedy’s life and transformation into a liberal hero is coming to Netflix in a new four-part documentary series available" today, per AP:
"What the Mona Lisa Tells Us About Art in the Instagram Era," by N.Y. Times' Scott Reyburn in Paris:
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