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Michigan family happy the way they are

LAKEVIEW, Mich.—A Michigan couple have 14 boys.

And no regrets regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it.

“There are some really mean people in the world. And it doesn't matter,” said Jay Schwandt, the father of the boy brood.

“We happen to be this great big family with 14 boys that has so much fun every second that we're together,” he noted.

By Trump’s own yardstick, NKorea pact falls flat

SINGAPORE — After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what’s perhaps the world’s most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed to settle the North’s decadeslong pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Trump’s vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump on Tuesday rocked a region and suggested the upending of decades of U.S. defence posture on the Korean Peninsula when he announced that he was stopping annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against North Korean attack.

Justify defies odds in winning Triple Crown

NEW YORK—Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality.

The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion.

American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont.

South surveying war-split kin for planned Korean reunions

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea on Monday began surveying South Koreans who would be willing to meet their war-separated relatives in North Korea for temporary reunions planned between the rivals as reconciliatory steps.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry says the surveys conducted through home visits, phone calls and letters will continue through Aug. 10.

Trump says ‘let Russia back in’ as he heads for G-7 summit

LA MALBAIE, Que. — President Donald Trump injected fresh drama into an already tense meeting of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations Friday, calling for Russia, ousted for its the annexation of Crimea, to be reinstated.

Trump made the comment at the White House Friday after hours of further escalating his rhetoric against longtime allies over U.S. trade practices.