“Typical North Korea,” Trump’s 100-Day Plan, and France votes

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Kim Jong Un waves to crowds at a parade in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.

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“Typical North Korea”

With the USS Carl Vinson naval strike group heading for the Korean Peninsula, North Korea continues its show of defiance. But despite of the arrest and detention of a third U.S. citizen and ongoing threats of nuclear war, one veteran diplomat still sees a potential “path forward” to easing tensions with the unpredictable Kim regime.

Grand ambitions

In October, during his campaign for the White house, President Trump presented his “100-Day Plan To Make America Great Again” in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He promised to “work with Congress” to bring sweeping changes. That 100th day in office is fast approaching, so how he’s doing on his ambitious list?

Vote for change

France voted for change last night in their presidential election. Both of the candidates who made it through to the runoff vote next month are mavericks. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have both bucked the powerful French establishment, but in very different ways, and with very serious implications for Europe.

History uncovered

One historian says it’s the discovery of a lifetime: A priceless handwritten parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence. The only other one like it is the 1776 copy kept under glass at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. We’ve find out how, where and in what condition it was discovered.

Risky business

It’s already been a brutal year for brick-and-mortar retailers, with ecommerce mowing down some well-known merchants. Ten traditional retail chains have declared bankruptcy in 2017 — just a few less than all of last year. We examine which stores in the U.S. are at greatest risk of folding in the near-term.

AI jobs boom?

The emergence of artificial intelligence is fueling concerns about a massive displacement of human labor, but some experts think the technology may also spur a jobs boom. We look at why the AI revolution could end up being a boon for U.S.employment.

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