President Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after an official invitation from the Supreme Leader. If the meeting takes place, it’ll mark the first time any U.S. president has ever met with the head of North Korea. Kim reportedly told South Korean diplomats that he is eager to meet President Trump “as soon as possible.”
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Forecasters are predicting a good chance of rain through the weekend and later next week. Californians are hoping a March miracle could save the state from falling too far back into drought. But, according to the federal drought monitor, California is still unseasonably dry, with nearly half the state at least in moderate drought.
Large aquatic rodents called nutrias keep showing up in the Central Valley. The California Department for Fish and Wildlife is looking into eradication plans that other states have tried. Maryland killed more than 14,000 nutria in the Chesapeake Bay. Other states, like Louisiana, encourage their residents to eat nutria.
Peter Tira, CA Department for Fish and Wildlife
Our critics review “A Wrinkle In Time,” the first $100+ million dollar film directed by a black woman; “Thoroughbreds,” an R-rated movie about two upper-class teenage girls, and one of them has a cruel stepfather; “The Death of Stalin,” a political satire by the creator of “Veep;” and “Gringo,” a dark comedy starring Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo.
In Major League Baseball, an intense feeding frenzy recently ended with the Los Angeles Angels coming out on top. The Angels signed Shohei Ohtani, Japan’s best pitcher and best hitter. Seven teams, including the Dodgers, went all-out to land the Japanese star.
Photo: A float with effigies of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump is paraded through the crowd during the 134th Carnival parade in Nice, France February 20, 2018. (REUTERS/Jean-Pierre Amet)
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