Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn’t.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Palm Beach International in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images


Being committed to the concept of denuclearization, however, is not the same as agreeing to it, as President Trump claims.

// Road to N. Korea’s denuclearization is littered with failure

Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch.

// White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

The White House says President Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

// Vive la France: President Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

Months in the making, it’s the first state visit and first big soiree of the Trump era in Washington.

// Ivana Trump says President Trump shouldn’t run for re-election in 2020

The first Mrs. Trump said 45 should hang it up after his current term and ‘‘just go and play golf and enjoy his fortune.’’

// The Clintons, the Obamas, the Bushes, and first lady Melania Trump all in one photo

At the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, a photographer captured a rare moment: Several past presidents and their spouses, all posing for a picture together.

// With dogs in tow, Kennebunk remembers Barbara Bush

People have gathered on a Maine beach to remember Barbara Bush, who with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spent years at their summer home in Kennebunkport.

Students wait for riot police agents in a barricade close to Nicaragua's Technical College during protests against government's reforms in the Institute of Social Security (INSS) in Managua on April 21, 2018. Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua's pension system have left at least 10 people dead over two days, the government said Friday. In the biggest protests in President Daniel Ortega's 11 years in office in this poor Central American country, people are angry over the plan because workers and employers would have to chip in more toward the retirement system. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCONINTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

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US alleges ‘excessive force’ in Nicaragua

US officials ‘‘condemn the violence and the excessive force used by police and others against civilians who are exercising their constitutional right to freedom of expression and assembly.”

Local politics

Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

The Canadian singer told The Guardian she would have voted for Trump because “even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”

Mitt Romney is forced into GOP primary in Utah Senate race

The former Massachusetts governor, who was hoping to avoid a primary fight, instead will square off against a state lawmaker on June 26.

Longtime Democratic state Rep. James Miceli of Wilmington dies

Miceli, 83, the second longest serving lawmaker on Beacon Hill, collapsed during opening ceremonies for Wilmington Little League Saturday, officials said.

Trump considering full pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of “immorality.”

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