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Trump expresses optimism for talks with North Korea

President Trump reacted to the news out of Seoul on Tuesday that North Korea has expressed a willingness to discuss denuclearization with the U.S. in exchange for the regime's safety — using his favorite phrase:

He later expressed optimism for the talks, saying "a serious effort is being made by all parties concerned."

Go deeper: How North Korean attempts at diplomacy have failed in the past.

Zachary Basu 7 hours ago
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Trump wants to meet Putin in "not too distant future"

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In an Oval Office meeting with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Tuesday, President Trump said he wants to meet Vladimir Putin in the "not too distant future" to discuss the "arms race" and North Korea. Trump also said he spoke with the Russian president earlier today and congratulated him on his recent election victory.

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Shooter dead, 2 injured in Maryland high school shooting

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Students board a school bus in Great Mills, Maryland. Photo: Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Two students are in critical condition following a shooting on Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Maryland, per the AP. A school resource officer "engaged" the shooter, who was confirmed dead by St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The context: This incident comes days before schools across the country participate in the nationwide March for Our Lives demonstrations on Saturday in response to last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.