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South Korean President Pleads for Summit...Abrams Wins Georgia Gov Primary...Author Roth Dies

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in is reminding President Donald Trump that the “fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge” on a U.S. summit with North Korea. The meeting is planned for June 12, but Trump has said that “there’s a very substantial chance” it won’t happen as scheduled. U.S. officials say preparations are still underway.

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) – Foreign journalists have departed by train to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, vowing ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump to stop underground testing, has allowed the group to observe the closing of the site deep in the North’s northeast mountains.

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Democrats have given Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams set new historical marks with a primary victory Tuesday that made her the first black nominee and first female nominee for governor of either majority party in Georgia. Voters also picked nominees in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas ahead of the November midterms.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is boosting pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the White House negotiated access to classified documents for Trump’s congressional allies. Trump told reporters Tuesday to move on when one asked if he had confidence in Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel’s Russia investigation. House Republicans will be allowed to review classified information on the Russia probe Thursday.

NEW YORK (AP) – Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. The celebrated and controversial author of “Portnoy’s Complaint,” “The Counterlife” and other novels was 85. His death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure. Roth won virtually every literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize for “American Pastoral.”