Medicaid, Pelosi, Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

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3. Outrage continues to build over North Korea after the death of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who spent more than a year in detention in the closed country before being medically evacuated to the United States.

A day after Mr. Warmbier, 22, was buried in Ohio, a North Korean spokesman insisted that he was treated with respect, claiming that “we are the biggest victim of this incident.”

President Trump is to meet late this week with South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, at the White House, where Mr. Moon’s intent to open nuclear talks with the North will be a key subject.

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4. Why Grenfell Tower burned. Interviews with tenants, industry executives and fire safety engineers point to a gross failure of government oversight, a New York Times investigation reveals.

The London tower’s cladding, produced by the American manufacturing giant Arconic, propelled what became the deadliest fire in Britain in more than 100 years.

Hundreds of apartments in other high rises were evacuated Friday after inspectors found safety problems, including similar cladding.

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5. Acquittals and mistrials continue to stack up in cases of deadly encounters between black people and police officers, despite video evidence and aggressive prosecutors.

The week after the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile in Minnesota was acquitted, jurors cleared a Milwaukee officer in the death of Sylville K. Smith. And in Cincinnati, deadlock ended the retrial of the officer who killed Samuel DuBose.

Jurors appear to be most swayed by appeals to, as one defense…

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