Things you should know today: 3/9/18


President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

Despite a history of insulting each other, President Donald J. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks.

People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 9, 2018. Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim Jong Un by May, a top South Korean official said Thursday, in a remarkable turnaround in relations between two historic adversaries. The signs read: ” Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader and will meet with Kim by May.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Slow recovery from latest nor’easter; 3rd storm on tap?

Recovery efforts from the latest northeastern storm will likely last through the weekend, with crews clearing downed trees and powerlines. The storm left thousands of people without electricity, and another storm may be on the way.

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Crew members from PIKE electric company from Maryland pull a downed power line on New Road in Aston, Pa., in order to reconnect it on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Pennsylvania utility companies say more than 110,000 customers are without power following the state’s second major snowstorm in less than a week. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

School shooting calls released; gun bill on governor’s desk

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is considering a bill that, among other things, would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, ban bump stocks that allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and create a “guardian program” enabling school staffers with law enforcement training and school district approval to carry concealed handguns on campus.

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Rep. Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes, is hugged and congratulated by House members as the gun and school safety bill passed the Florida House 67-50 in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Oliva shepherd the bill through the House. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)


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