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U.S. - North Korea Summit in Peril Over Military Show of Force

North Korean officials negotiating an agreement to end the war with South Korea have warned that they may stop the ongoing peace talks if American military forces continue their exercises in the peninsula.
 
According to a report published by the North Korean state agency, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un may call off the summit with United States President Donald Trump in about a month unless American and South Korean forces tone down their show of force maneuvers, which are usually intended to display the ability of these two nations to invade North Korea in case of armed conflict.
 
As of Tuesday evening, the White House had not issued a statement, although political analysts believe that the best course of action would be to move the military drills away from the North Korean border, airspace and maritime territory.

Another Journalist Killed in Mexico

Gunmen in the state of Tabasco ambushed Juan Carlos Huerta, a news radio reporter, as he drove to work on Tuesday morning.
 
This incident is the fourth killing of a journalist in Mexico this year; in 2017, 12 news reporters were killed by drug cartel members and radical groups vying for political power in the troubled North American nation.
 
As the situation stands, Mexico is becoming as dangerous as Syria for journalists.

U.S. Federal Reserve Nominees Promise Independent Action

The nominees to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve do not intend to bow to the whims of the White House.
 
Confirmation hearings are currently underway for the nominees, and lawmakers are pleased to hear that the future central banking officials will not side with the Trump administration on macroeconomic and monetary policy issues.
 
With inflation on the rise and a growing deficit, Members of Congress are naturally worried that Fed Reserve officials could yield to the Trump administration and make things worse.

Professional Hockey Player Ready for 30th Season

Jaromir Jagr has played for nine National Hockey League teams over 24 seasons and has also played five seasons in development leagues, but he is not planning to retire anytime soon.
 
The 46-year-old winger has signed with a new team in the Czech Republic, where he plans to be a starter for his 30th pro season.
 
Jagr is currently the third all-time scorer in the NHL and hopes to add more goals to his personal tally in Europe.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Hub 2, a Giant Tablet for the Office

The latest hardware release by tech giant Microsoft is a tablet the size of a white board.
 
The Surface Hub 2 measures 50.5 inches and is equipped with an array of cameras, microphones and interactive sensors that can be used simultaneously by multiple users.
 
This extra-large and futuristic tablet can also be connected to three other Surface Hubs to make a digital wall that is fully touch-enabled and interactive.

Legendary American Author Tom Wolfe Passed Away

Medical complications from an infection took the life of Tom Wolfe, the New York-based writer known for modern classics such as "The Right Stuff" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities."
 
Known for his smart prose and keen observations of societal attitudes, particularly with regard to the way Americans view status as a divisive force, Wolfe was also instrumental in the creation of the New Journalism school, an entertaining style of reporting that applies humor and casual observation to deliver news on a personal level. He was 87 years old.
 
U.S. - North Korea Summit in Peril Over Military Show of Force

North Korean officials negotiating an agreement to end the war with South Korea have warned that they may stop the ongoing peace talks if American military forces continue their exercises in the peninsula.

 
According to a report published by the North Korean state agency, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un may call off the summit with United States President Donald Trump in about a month unless American and South Korean forces tone down their show of force maneuvers, which are usually intended to display the ability of these two nations to invade North Korea in case of armed conflict.
 
As of Tuesday evening, the White House had not issued a statement, although political analysts believe that the best course of action would be to move the military drills away from the North Korean border, airspace and maritime territory.

Another Journalist Killed in Mexico

Gunmen in the state of Tabasco ambushed Juan Carlos Huerta, a news radio reporter, as he drove to work on Tuesday morning.
 
This incident is the fourth killing of a journalist in Mexico this year; in 2017, 12 news reporters were killed by drug cartel members and radical groups vying for political power in the troubled North American nation.
 
As the situation stands, Mexico is becoming as dangerous as Syria for journalists.

U.S. Federal Reserve Nominees Promise Independent Action

The nominees to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve do not intend to bow to the whims of the White House.
 
Confirmation hearings are currently underway for the nominees, and lawmakers are pleased to hear that the future central banking officials will not side with the Trump administration on macroeconomic and monetary policy issues.
 
With inflation on the rise and a growing deficit, Members of Congress are naturally worried that Fed Reserve officials could yield to the Trump administration and make things worse.

Professional Hockey Player Ready for 30th Season

Jaromir Jagr has played for nine National Hockey League teams over 24 seasons and has also played five seasons in development leagues, but he is not planning to retire anytime soon.
 
The 46-year-old winger has signed with a new team in the Czech Republic, where he plans to be a starter for his 30th pro season.
 
Jagr is currently the third all-time scorer in the NHL and hopes to add more goals to his personal tally in Europe.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Hub 2, a Giant Tablet for the Office

The latest hardware release by tech giant Microsoft is a tablet the size of a white board.
 
The Surface Hub 2 measures 50.5 inches and is equipped with an array of cameras, microphones and interactive sensors that can be used simultaneously by multiple users.
 
This extra-large and futuristic tablet can also be connected to three other Surface Hubs to make a digital wall that is fully touch-enabled and interactive.

Legendary American Author Tom Wolfe Passed Away

Medical complications from an infection took the life of Tom Wolfe, the New York-based writer known for modern classics such as "The Right Stuff" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities."
 
Known for his smart prose and keen observations of societal attitudes, particularly with regard to the way Americans view status as a divisive force, Wolfe was also instrumental in the creation of the New Journalism school, an entertaining style of reporting that applies humor and casual observation to deliver news on a personal level. He was 87 years old.