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What we’re reading: Flirting with peace

U.S President Donald Trump arrives at Noi Bai Airport before a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Hanoi. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

We’re back and we’re reading – everything from “CNN” to the “New York Times.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today we’ve got an update on Brexit and more on the president’s former attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony.

Theresa May promised Parliament a vote that could delay Brexit

Britain is fearful of severing ties with the European Union too abruptly as they are expected to depart next month, according to The New York TImes.

Prime Minister Theresa May is now seeking an option to delay the exit plans, so that Britain can have a more gradual exit allowing its citizens to not feel the brunt of the exit so suddenly.

May’s announcement has soothed the worries regarding the currency markets, which in turn have pushed the pound stronger.

Her proposals for extending the negotiation period will simply delay the process and in no way will terminate it.

Trump risks his friendship with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

CNN is speculating that President Trump is using flattery as a way to solidify a nuclear peace treaty in Asia.

In Singapore, Trump told his new companion that he had seen plenty of individuals grow up in wealthy and powerful families and that many of them “messed up.”

He added that Kim was not one of these people who he regarded as ruined from this upbringing.

This comment comes at a crucial time as the president is about to enter into the second summit meeting with North Korea’s leader in Hanoi.

The exchange ended with Kim inquiring as to whether or not the president and his national security advisor trust him.

Cohen to testify on Capitol Hill against President Trump

Michael Cohen, the president’s former attorney, arrived on Capitol Hill to testify at the first of three congressional hearings taking place this week.

He had no comment upon his arrival, said ABC News, but his appearance in Washington DC was highly anticipated.

Cohen is reported to take the stand Wednesday and is speculated to publicly accuse President Trump for the first time of potentially commiting a crime during his time in office.

SCOTUS fights over religious monuments across our country

A World War I memorial known as “Peace Cross” in Bladensburg, Maryland is being brought into focus this week.

According to Fox News, an argument has erupted over the memorial since it is in the shape of a cross.

People opposed to this memorial say that it is a non-acceptable overlap of church and state since it sits on public land, while supporters of the monument regard it simply as a structure built to honor those who were killed in World War I.

The Supreme Court has been approached with the issue and a ruling for the removal of the monument is expected by late June.

That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.

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