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Trump Heads to Vietnam.
President Trump departed Washington DC yesterday for Vietnam, where he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be the second summit between the two in less than a year - the pair met last June in what was the first-ever meeting between leaders of the two countries. Round two is expected to focus on concrete steps towards denuclearization, which Kim in principle committed to in the 2018 meeting. Trump tempered expectations before leaving, saying he was in "no rush" for North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal, though some say even good faith efforts like a complete accounting of the country's nuclear assets would be progress

Kim himself arrived via the scenic route - riding along a winding 60-hour train route through eastern China. 
Cardinal Convicted.
Australian Cardinal and former Vatican Treasurer George Pell was convicted on two counts of sexual abuse yesterday. The jury found that Pell, the most senior church official to be convicted of such crimes, abused two choir boys following a Melbourne mass in 1998. The sentence itself was handed down in December, but a judge barred Australian press from reporting on the case, wanting to avoid influencing a second potential case (which did not ultimately move forward). Pell helped establish the Catholic Church's first formal system to handle child sex abuse claims in 1997, and was appointed in 2012 to an 8-member committee on church reform (see timeline). Pell is expected to be sentenced tomorrow. 
House to Vote on Border Declaration.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is set to vote on a resolution blocking President Trump's recent declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border. The move is largely symbolic, though over 25 former Republican lawmakers and nearly 60 former senior national security officials separately urged House Republicans to support the resolution. The emergency declaration allows the White House to access up to $6.7B in additional funds to build a border wall, largely from Defense Dept. accounts - the resolution would block that access, leaving the administration with $1.375B in funding provided by Congress. If the resolution does see action in the Senate, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) said they would likely support it

In separate news, former Trump personal lawyer begins three days of congressional testimony today, meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee. 
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Musician R. Kelly pleads not guilty, posts $100K bail on sexual abuse charges (More)
> College football coach and Last Chance U star Jason Brown resigns after sending Hitler text message to player (More)
> Beverley Owen, The Munsters actress, dies at 81 (More) | Talk Talk lead singer Mark Hollis dies at 64 (More)
Science & Technology.
> Telecom giant Sprint to roll-out 5G mobile service in 9 major US cities by mid-2019; company said network would integrate with Google's wireless network Google Fi (More) | What does 5G even mean? (More)
> Japan grants first approval to use "reprogrammed" stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries (More)
> New data from Hubble Space Telescope suggests the universe is expanding faster than currently thought; data says previous measurements of the "Hubble constant" were off by 9% (More)
Business & Markets.
> Danaher to acquire General Electric's biopharma business for $21B - GE shares up 6% (More)
> SEC says Tesla CEO Elon Musk violated fraud settlement after inaccurate tweets last week regarding 2019 production levels - shares drop 5% in after-hours (More)
> Barrick Gold launches hostile bid to acquire Newmont Mining in all-stock deal valued at $17.8B, would create world’s largest gold producer (More)
Politics & World Affairs.
> UK's main opposition party signals that it would back a second national referendum on Brexit, opening door for UK to remain part of EU (More) | Brexit 101 (More)
> Cuban voters ratify new socialist constitution, with an overwhelming 87% of voters supporting the charter (More)
> Storm that could bring 100mph winds, up to 8 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains rolls into the West Coast (More)
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In Depth.
Workism Is Making Americans Miserable.
The Atlantic | Derek Thompson. The US now averages more hours of work than any other large country in the world, and the gap continues to expand. Here's how the growing culture of workism - the belief that work is central to one's personality and purpose - has become close to its own religion. (Read)
Who Owns Buried Treasure?
Topic | Jack El-Hai. In 1894, two boys found gold while cleaning their neighbor's old chicken coop. The boys received a reward of $1.50 for finding the gold, despite the fact that it would be valued at $7,000 (or $200,000 in today's market). After finding out they had been cheated out of the gold, the boys sued - and established a legal basis for finders keepers. (Read)
Why you should treat the weekend like a vacation.
Huge piles of ice chunks accumulate along Lake Erie's shore (w/ photos). 
Ugh Millennials: Muffin boss says you're too self-important to work for free.
...And new data says millennials have a cumulative $1T in debt
Here's how you film someone free climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan (w/ video). 
Photographer captures the decadence of decaying Italian mansions
A dead whale was found in the Amazon and no one knows how it got there
The military wants to build a bulls**t detector
Clickbait: The chicken you're eating is organic and local - but was it happy?
Historybook: HBD Levi Strauss (1829); Grand Canyon National Park established (1919); HBD Johnny Cash (1932); HBD musician Erykah Badu (1971); World Trade Center bombings kills six, injures over a thousand (1993).
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