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North Korea Says It Has Suspended Missile Testing and Plans to Close Nuclear Site

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The North also vowed to actively engage with(…)

A heart that refuses to close

Staff writer Harry Bruinius’s cover story this week is an extraordinary look at the graces and trials of the attempt to forgive. It charts the stories of two mothers, Mörch and Jolyn Hopson, whose lives intertwined in the most searing way. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

Fed’s Powell nods to ‘gradual’ rate increases, close eye on inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, pledging to “strike a balance” between the risk of an overheating economy and the need to keep growth on track, told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday that the central bank would stick with gradual interest rate increases despite the added stimulus of tax cuts and government spending. Reuters:(…)