• In advance of a summit between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In this week, South Korea paused its campaign of blasting South Korean pop music and political propaganda over the border on Monday.  The giant speakers have been in nearly continuous use since 2010. [The Hill]
  • 72-year-old former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo has been arrested in Sacramento, California on suspicion of being the “Golden State Killer.”  Police say the suspect, at large for approximately 40 years after the first of his crimes, committed at least 12 murders, 45 rapes, and dozens of burglaries across the state of California in the ’70s and ’80s. [CBS]

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  • After a series of friendly meetings where the two world leaders appeared to show great affection toward one another, French President Emmanuel Macron repudiated President Trump’s political world-view before a joint session of the United States Congress.  Macron spoke against “isolationism, withdrawal and nationalism,” noting that such philosophies would not “stop the evolution of the world.  It will not douse, but inflame the fears of our citizens.” [CNN]
  • The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, this week told a conference of more than a thousand bankers that, while he served in Congress, he valued the opinions of those who donated to his campaign over those that did not. Mulvaney stated, “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you.” [The Hill]
  • Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt testified on Capitol Hill Thursday following allegations of corruption, waste and retaliation under his leadership.  The hearing was organized to discuss the Agency’s budget, but the tough questioning focused primarily on the controversies surrounding Pruitt’s brief tenure.  Pruitt insisted that “Those who have attacked the EPA and attacked me are doing so because they want to derail the president’s agenda.”  [Washington Post]
  • A jury found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday.  Cosby drugged and assaulted multiple women over the course of his career, as he admitted concerning women whose cases were outside the statute of limitations, but this week’s trial related to a single victim, who was so overcome with emotion following the verdict that she had to be escorted out of the courtroom.  [NPR]

FACT OF THE WEEK:  The longest ever Major League Baseball game was played on May 1, 1920 between the Brooklyn Robins (later the Dodgers) and the Boston Braves.  The game went 26 innings and was ultimately called at a 1-1 tie due to darkness. [Sports Illustrated Kids]