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Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’

WASHINGTON — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.

6 African nations among the worst to be young in a war zone

JUBA, South Sudan — Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says.

The Save the Children report released Thursday looks at factors including attacks on schools, child soldier recruitment, sexual violations, killings and lack of humanitarian access and is based on analysis by the Norway-based Peace Research Institute Oslo.

Kim Jong Un’s sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister arrived in South Korea on Friday to begin an unprecedented three-day visit in which she will attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and then sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a luncheon at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.