Things you should know today: 3/16/18

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Flake eyes 2020 primary challenge to stop Trump

Jose Luis Magana
FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., walks to the senate chamber for early morning votes at Capitol Hill in Washington. Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020, either as a Republican or an independent, if no one else does. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020 — either as a Republican or an independent — if no one else does.

North Korean minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation

Vilhelm Stokstad/TT
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho leaves the Swedish government building Rosenbad in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday, March 16, 2018. (Vilhelm Stokstad /TT via AP)

North Korea’s foreign minister met briefly with Sweden’s prime minister Friday during a surprise trip to Stockholm that has fueled speculation about a possible meeting in the Scandinavian country between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Democrats seek balance between base’s demands, election wins

Gene J. Puskar
Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor’s edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump’s sway in a GOP stronghold. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pennsylvania’s Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican territory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump.

Studio C: While You Were Out

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