Things you should know today: 6/13/18


Trump declares via Twitter the NKorea nuclear threat is over

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, shakes hands with U.S. General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek Wednesday, June 13, 2018. South Korea’s presidential office said Pompeo will meet President Moon Jae-in Thursday morning to discuss the meeting, which made history as the first between sitting leaders of the U.S. and North Korea. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump posted on Twitter on Wednesday that there was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” following the summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Although there is no guarantee how and when Pyeongtaek will disarm their weapons, Trump and Kim agreed to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Trump tweeted, “President (Barack) Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer – sleep well tonight!”

NASA rover falls silent as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

This composite image made from observations by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a global map of Mars with a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The storm was first detected on June 1. The blue dot at center indicates the approximate location of the Opportunity rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)

A storm that has been growing since the end of may has enveloped one-quarter of Mars, and the NASA rover Opportunity has fallen silent. The storm has blotted out the sun, and flight controllers suspect that it will be another few days until there’s enough sunlight to recharge the spacecraft.

Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup

FILE – In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, former Spanish soccer star Fernando Hierro gestures as he speaks with the media at Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The Spanish soccer federation says former player Fernando Hierro will take over the national team during the World Cup. He is replacing Julen Lopetegui, who was fired Wednesday, June 13, 2018 after accepting a job to lead Real Madrid next season without informing the federation in advance. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)

Julen Lopetegui, national team football coach for Spain, was fired just days before the team was to take on the World Cup. Lopetegui accepted a job to coach Real Madrid next season, and Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales announced that Fernando Hierro would replace Lopetegui as coach for Spain’s match against Portugal on Friday. “The federation cannot be left out of a negotiation by one of its workers and be informed five minutes before the press release,” Rubiales said. “We have been compelled to act.”

People on Twitter are talking about the #MPRacoon. The raccoon that went viral after climbing a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul has been safely trapped and rescued. It is in good condition, and officials are preparing to release it into the wild.

The teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s all-new live-action “Dumbo” is trending on YouTube. The movie is coming to theaters March 2019.

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