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Marvel slates ‘Eternals,’ ‘Dr. Strange’ sequel, Natalie Portman as Lady Thor, ‘Blade’ reboot for Phase Four

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding following the record-shattering success of “Avengers: Endgame.”

At San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, the Disney powerhouse announced several new projects in the works at the blockbuster factory, which has shown impressive leaps in diversity as well as critical acclaim in its cast: Three upcoming projects will star Oscar winners.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced plans for the first two years of “Phase Four,” which will include Natalie Portman as Lady Thor in “Thor 4: Love and Thunder,” Angelina Jolie as immortal Thena in “The Eternals” and a “Blade” reboot starring Mahershala Ali.

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Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, director Chloe Zhao, Lia McHugh, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Lauren Ridloff and Don Lee of Marvel Studios’ “The Eternals” pose for a photo at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019. (Getty)

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The stars assembled in the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H as Feige ticked through the release calendar for 2020 and 2021 movie by movie, giving official cast lists, release dates, titles and logos for everything from “Black Widow,” to the Benedict Cumberbatch-led “Doctor Strange” sequel, said to be the first terrifying installment of the mega-franchise.

“I’m so excited to be here,” Jolie gushed, promising to work “10 times harder” than she has on any of her other action roles because she knows what it means to “be part of the MCU” and “part of this family.”

Fellow “Eternals” castmates including Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek (Ajak), Don Lee (Gilgamesh), Lia McHugh (Sprite) and Brian Tyree Henry, as well as director Chloé Zhao, joined Jolie at the event.

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“I just really, really wanted to make a Marvel movie for so long,” Zhao said.

It’s set for release on Nov. 6, 2020, after “Black Widow” kicks things off on May 1 with Scarlett Johansson, as well as “Stranger Things” breakout David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh. Audiences got a look at some early footage from the Cate Shortland-directed film showing Johansson and Pugh in some “Bourne Identity”-style hand-to-hand combat.

Marvel also revealed that newcomer Simu Liu will be playing the lead role in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and coming to theaters on Feb. 12, 2021. He’ll star alongside Awkwafina and Chinese actor Tony Leung, who is playing The Mandarin. A different version of The Mandarin previously appeared in “Iron Man 3.”

“This is the craziest, craziest dream,” said Liu, who was literally cast on Tuesday.

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Simu Liu of Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” speaks at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019. He called his casting the “craziest dream.” (Getty)

The third film of 2021, after “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which director Scott Derrickson said will be Marvel’s “first horror movie,” is perhaps the most anticipated, however: “Thor 4.”

Portman, who played Jane in the first two Thor films, will be remerging as the female Thor. She ran out on stage to thunderous applause and accepted the hammer from a kneeling Taika Waititi.

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who alluded to her character, Valkyrie, identifying as LGBTQ, will also be returning for the Waititi-directed “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which is set for release on Nov. 2, 2021.

“As new king [of Asgard], she needs to find her queen,” Thompson told the crowd. “That will be the first order of business!”

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Director Taika Waititi passes the hammer to Natalie Portman as they announce “Thor 4: Love and Thunder” at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2019. Portman was previously believed to be done with the Marvel franchise. (Getty)

Feige brought out some familiar MCU stars from Tom Hiddleston and Sebastian Stan to Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner to tease some of the upcoming Disney+ “event series” including “Hawkeye,” ″The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” ″WandaVision,” ″Loki” and the animated series “What If…?”

Fans were excited to learn that the little girl in “Captain Marvel,” Monica Rambeau, will be joining “WandaVision” as a grown woman played by MCU newcomer Teyonah Parris.

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The energy in Hall H was electric for what was easily the most high-profile and anticipated presentation. The audience only knew going in that Feige would be joined by some “special guests.”

Tense security guards managing the estimated 8,000 people in the room even inadvertently snapped at “Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who were trying to figure out where to go in the melee.

Although the studio took a year off from Comic-Con last year, it has a long history of announcing some of its biggest plans at the fan convention.

Nine years ago, Marvel wowed Hall H when the Avengers, including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, appeared on stage for the first time together. It’s also where the studio introduced Brie Larson as Captain Marvel three years ago and brought the house down with the first look at “Black Panther.”

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And even though the presentation hardly took a breather, there were still a number of upcoming films, some rumored and some confirmed, that they couldn’t get to including “Black Panther 2,” ″Guardians of the Galaxy 3,” ″Captain Marvel 2″ and even, Feige teased, “Fantastic Four” and “Mutants.”

“But all that stuff is rumored,” he said with a smile.

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Mahershala Ali and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige pose for a photo at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2019. Ali has been announced as the new Blade in a reboot of the vampire-hunter series. Wesley Snipes previously starred as the “Day Walker.” (Getty)

He closed out the presentation dropping the “Blade” reboot news and Ali’s casting, which hadn’t yet even become a rumor to speculate about. Wesley Snipes played the character in the 1998 film and two sequels.

Ali came out on stage and put on a “Blade” baseball cap as the crowd went wild. No other details were revealed about the project.

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Marvel’s impact on Hollywood over the past 11 years is hard to understate. This year alone, three of the top five movies are Marvel properties (“Avengers: Endgame” is No. 1, “Captain Marvel” is No. 2, and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is currently No. 5 after just three weeks in theaters).

They also account for three of the top five grossing domestic release of all time, unadjusted for inflation. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” holds the first place spot, but then comes “Avengers: Endgame” at two, “Black Panther” at four and “Avengers: Infinity War” at five.

And combined, with over $22.3 billion in worldwide earnings, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is by far the most successful franchise of all time.

With the recent partnership with Sony on Spider-Man and the Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Fox, all the missing pieces (including X-Men, Deadpool and The Fantastic Four) are coming together too under the Marvel Studios banner.

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Feige also said Saturday that in just a few days, not accounting for inflation, “Avengers: Endgame” will also surpass “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film of all time.

He even brought his top Marvel Studios people out on stage to celebrate the moment of having completed the 23-movie “Infinity Saga.”

“We started here,” Feige told the room of screaming fans. “I never thought it would happen, and it never would have happened if it wasn’t for you.”

The full Marvel Phase Four slate (so far) is below.

“Black Widow” (May 1, 2020)
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (Disney+, Fall 2020)
“Eternals” (November 6, 2020)
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (Feb. 12, 2021)
“WandaVision” (Disney+, Spring 2021)
“Loki” (Disney+, Spring 2021)
“Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” (May 7, 2021)
“What If…?” (Disney+, Summer 2021)
“Hawkeye” (Disney+, Fall 2021)
“Thor: Love and Thunder” (Nov. 5, 2021)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Nadler not worried that GOP could press Mueller for details on Russia probe: ‘Let them waste their time’

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., is looking forward to Wednesday’s testimony from Robert Mueller, and is not concerned that the whole thing may blow up in his face once Republicans are allowed to ask questions of the former special counsel.

Nadler and his fellow Democrats intend to ask Mueller about his investigation’s findings, specifically regarding whether or not President Trump obstructed justice in the context of the Russia investigation, but Mueller has already said that he said everything that needs to be said about this in his report. Republicans plan on asking him about what is not in the report, which is information regarding potential misconduct related to the origin of the probe.

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“If they want to debate or discuss this irrelevancy, let them waste their time,” Nadler said on “Fox News Sunday,” insisting that everything Republicans are worried about has already been investigated and “found to be baseless.”

Host Chris Wallace pushed back on that assertion, noting that the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the Trump investigation and potential abuse of the FISA system to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has yet to be released.

Nadler referred to previous Inspector General’s findings related to the Hillary Clinton investigation, which he said was half of what Republicans are concerned with. Those findings included details about messages sent between former special agent Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page, which featured strong language against Trump and favoring Clinton. The report found that Strzok showed that his political opinions could have influenced his work, but that there was ultimately no improper impact on the Clinton investigation.

Nadler also insisted, “There was nothing wrong with the FISA application,” but that remains to be seen, as that report has yet to come out.

Wallace asked Nadler if his efforts to get more information out of Mueller could be fruitless, given Muelller’s public statement that the report was his testimony and he had nothing more to add.

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“We hope not,” Nadler said. He described a strategy of pointing Mueller to parts of his report, then asking him if they describe obstruction of justice. Nadler said he believes the report contains “very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors,” which is the standard for impeachment, and that “if anyone else had been accused of what the report finds the president had done, they would have been indicted.”

It remains to be seen if Mueller would go along with Democrats’ planned line of questioning.

“It should be interesting,” Nadler said.

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Cummings say there is ‘no doubt’ Trump is racist following controversy over tweets

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said Sunday that he has “no doubt” that President Trump is racist amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the president’s tweets about four congresswomen.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Cummings said “no doubt about it” when asked if he thought Trump was racist.

“When I hear those things, it takes me back,” Cummings said in reference to segregation in the 1960s. Cummings went on to compare the president’s tweets telling four congresswomen of color – all of whom are American citizens – to “go back home” to his own experience in 1960’s Baltimore when he tried to integrate a public swimming pool.

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“I heard the same kind of chants, ‘Go home, you don’t belong here,’” Cummings said. “I’m not the only person of color who has had those kind of experiences.”

Cummings defended the four progressive lawmakers – Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota – for “merely trying to bring excellence to government.” All the lawmakers with the exception of Omar serve on the Oversight Committee.

“I interact with them every day. These are women who love their country,” Cummings said. “They work very hard and they want to move us toward that more perfect union that our Founding Fathers talked about.”

Trump’s spat with the four congresswomen – known collectively as “The Squad” – dominated the headlines last week with the House voting to condemn the president for his comments, while Trump refused to back down.

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At Trump’s North Carolina rally on Wednesday, the crowd chanted “Send her back!” about Omar. Trump paused in his speech during the chant and surveyed the scene. The next day he said he did not approve of the chant and tried to stop it.

Ocasio-Cortez slammed Trump on Saturday, saying that he enjoyed hearing the “send her back” chants.

“We’re going to stay right here, that’s where we’re going to go,” Ocasio-Cortezsaid, sharing her response to Trump’s suggestion that American citizens “go back” with constituents at a Queens town hall on immigration issues. “We’re not going anywhere.”

Omar was also defiant after the rally, telling reporters at the Capitol that she believes the president is a “fascist” and casting the confrontation as a fight over “what this country truly should be.”

“We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred. We are not frightened,” she told a cheering crowd that greeted her like a local hero at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as she returned from Washington.

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Trump’s allies distanced themselves from the chant, fretting over the voters it might turn off in next year’s election and beyond.

Trump on Friday defended the rally-goers as “patriots,” while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of color.

When reporters at the White House asked if he was unhappy with the Wednesday night crowd, Trump responded: “Those are incredible people. They are incredible patriots. But I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, ‘I’m going to be the president’s nightmare.'”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Delaware nursing home locked down after shooting deaths of 79-year-old woman, 82-year-old man

A Delaware nursing home was locked down for nearly an hour Saturday as police investigated the shooting deaths of an 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman.

The gunfire at ManorCare of Wilmington interrupted a quiet afternoon for two dozen residents on the facility’s dementia wing, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported.

The woman who was killed lived on that wing, according to the station. The man apparently was a visitor. Their relationship and identities were not disclosed.

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Delaware State Police troopers were dispatched to ManorCare of Wilmington for the report of a shooting. An 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman were killed. (Delaware State Police)

“A handgun has been recovered at the scene,” Delaware State Police said in a news release.

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The families of ManorCare residents waited anxiously to hear that their loved ones were safe, the station reported.

“My mom is there. She’s 85 years old. We haven’t talked to her. We don’t know anything other than they’re telling us that everybody is secure and they will be able to get with us later,” Arlene Beard told the station.

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“We’re very saddened about this and our hearts really go out to the resident’s family,” ManorCare spokeswoman Julie Beckert told the Wilmington News Journal. “We’re really going to focus on our staff and our patients right now, make sure that everybody is OK and working through it.”

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North Carolina father of 6 has neck broken by ‘intense’ wave, killing him in ‘freak accident,’ wife says

A North Carolina father of six died on Friday after he was struck by an “intense wave” that knocked him to the ground and broke his neck, according to his wife.

Lee Dingle, 37, of Raleigh was playing on the beach at Oak Island with some of his children when he was hit by the powerful wave in a “freak accident,” his wife, Shannon Dingle, wrote on Twitter.

“Lee was playing on the beach with three of our kids yesterday, and an intense wave hit him just right to slam his head into the sand and break his neck,” she said.

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After breaking his neck, the 37-year-old’s throat swelled, depriving his brain of oxygen.

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Lee Dingle, 37, of Raleigh died after sustaining a serious injury when he was struck by a wave in Oak Island, N.C., on Friday. (Atlas Engineering, Inc. )

“Some heroes — including our kids — tried to save him, but it wouldn’t have mattered what they did,” Shannon Dingle said. “His body couldn’t recover from the initial injury.”

April Schweitzer, a friend of the Dingles, told WRAL-TV the powerful wave and injury left him in a situation that was “totally unexpected.”

“There was just too much swelling to do anything for him,” she told WRAL.

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Dingle was the president of Atlas Engineering in Raleigh and had worked for the company for 15 years. The engineering firm promoted Dingle to partner just three weeks ago, ABC11 reported.

“With a focus on personal interaction with clients to ensure the highest level of quality, Lee has extensive experience with the analysis of existing structures, repair design, upgrade/reinforcement details, platforms, cranes/hoists, materials handling systems, and concrete repairs,” according to a bio on the company’s website. “Lee’s private sector clients include manufacturing, research, and pharmaceutical companies.”

Sharon Dingle shared on Twitter the couple met when she was 18 and Lee was 19 and have been together ever since.

“I wasn’t supposed to be saying goodbye at 37,” she said. “I don’t know how to be a grown up without him, but I’ll learn. I just wish I didn’t have to.”

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The 37-year-old is survived by his wife and six children by birth and adoption. Schweitzer described him as a model father to ABC 11.

“How he saw each child for who they were uniquely and just supported them in that, encouraged them and was just always there for them,” Schweitzer told the television station. “I feel like anyone who knew him was a better person from their interactions with him.”

A GoFundMe page soliciting money for the family had raised  more than $92,000 as of 10 a.m. on Sunday.

“I’m overwhelmed by all the love as I figure out life without my love after a freak accident,” Shannon Dingle said. “Some friends just created this, and I am so grateful.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Ocean Service warns of the dangers of shorebreaks, an ocean condition when waves break directly on the shore. Waves that are small and high can be “unpredictable and dangerous,” and typically form where this is a rapid transition from deep to shallow water

“The power of a shorebreak can cause injuries to extremities and the cervical spine. Spinal cord injuries most often occur when diving headfirst into the water or being tumbled in the waves by the force of the waves,” the agency states. “Be sure to ask a lifeguard about the wave conditions before going into the water.”

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Adam Peaty shatters 100m breaststroke record — first under 57 seconds

British swimmer Adam Peaty recorded a new world record in the 100m breaststroke during the semi-finals of the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on Sunday, eclipsing his previous time of 57.10 seconds he set during the European Championships last year.

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Britain’s Adam Peaty gestures after his men’s 100m breaststroke semifinal at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Peaty, 24, crushed his previous record by over two-tenths of a second and became the first man to swim the race in under 57 seconds, setting a time of 56.88.

“There’s no other word except for ‘incredible’,” he told the Guardian. “Obviously I’ve been chasing that for three years now, ever since I touched that wall in Rio I was like, ‘I could go faster.’”

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The record is special to Peaty after he suffered a mental dip following his gold medal performance in the breaststroke during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He told the BBC he practices “active meditation” to aid his mental health.

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“To stay No. 1 over this period of time is very hard and takes a toll on you mentally. It takes a toll on you physically,” he told the outlet before the race.

Peaty finished the race nearly two seconds ahead of China’s swimmer, Yan Zibei, who finished in second with a respectable time of 58.67 during the first semi-final in South Korea.

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Even though the swimmer has battled mental health issues, he’s commanded the 100m breaststroke — setting the 14 best times in the category in recent years.

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Peaty previously told BBC Sport that he felt good about breaking his own record in South Korea, describing it as the “magic 57-second barrier”

“I could blow it away, get near it or be miles off it, but it’s looking good,” Peaty told the outlet.

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Next up for Peaty is the 2020 Summer Olympics in Toyko, where he will seek to keep his title in the 100m breaststroke.

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Harry Kazianis: Increased US-North Korea tensions could return them to brink of nuclear war

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to believe that President Trump broke a promise. That’s a big problem – and in the worst-case scenario, it could return the U.S. and the North to the brink of a catastrophic nuclear war.

It could all be due to a simple misunderstanding.

In the space of just a few weeks, we have gone from Trump meeting with Kim – after briefly setting foot in North Korea – to veiled threats from the North Korean regime that it may scrap its self-imposed ban on testing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles that could carry nuclear bombs to the U.S.

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What seems to have happened is that Kim and his inner circle have interpreted words and phrases in a way that suits their interests – just as they have done before.

The result could be tragic – a renewed round of missile or nuclear tests that could trigger armed conflict. If all goes wrong, the conflict could escalate into a nuclear war.

If you read over the two statements Pyongyang released that started this latest dispute, it is clear North Korea is upset about joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises set to take place Aug. 2-25.

According to the Kim regime, the military exercises violate “the commitments made at the highest level.” In other words, the North is saying Trump is breaking a promise not to conduct such exercises with the South.

According to the Kim regime, the military exercises violate “the commitments made at the highest level.” In other words, the North is saying Trump is breaking a promise not to conduct such exercises with the South.

In fact, the North Korean government claimed: “The suspension of joint military exercises is what President Trump, commander-in-chief of the U.S., personally committed to at the DPRK-U.S. summit talks in Singapore under the eyes of the whole world and reaffirmed at the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting in Panmunjom, where our Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State were also present.”

The DPRK is the abbreviation for North Korea’s official name – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Multiple White House officials and South Korean officials who I’ve spoken with tell me they have no knowledge of any promise by President Trump to suspend the joint military exercises. In fact, as far as these officials know, this topic was not even discussed between Trump and Kim during their recent meeting.

Trump did make promises on the issue of the joint exercises in the past, but there are some important caveats that North Korea fails to mention. As a result, the North and the U.S. have big differences over what each side believes Trump has committed to.

During his Singapore summit with Kim last year, Trump clearly stated that “we will be stopping the war games” – criticizing joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises as expensive and provocative.

However, there was a major catch to such a promise. Trump never agreed to an open-ended agreement to indefinitely halt U.S. military exercises with South Korea. The U.S. president simply said he canceled one set of scheduled exercises because “under the circumstances, that we’re negotiating … I think it’s inappropriate to be having war games.”

But there are a few twists that could lead to some confusion on North Korea’s part. Parsing his exact words during a news conference at the Singapore summit, Trump expressed his support for a joint exercise freeze “unless we see future negotiations are not going along as they should.”

Unfortunately, what also complicates this matter is the fact that Trump stated he would put military exercises “on hold while negotiations with Pyongyang were ongoing.”

Which is it?

Well, at least one thing is clear. Trump, true to his word, did suspend two large exercises. The U.S. Defense Department announced that it had “indefinitely suspended select exercises.” But the only U.S.-South Korean exercises explicitly noted were one called “Freedom Guardian” and two “Korean Marine Exchange Program” trainings that were scheduled to occur in the three months following the summit.

The Defense Department statement also noted that any additional suspensions depended on “good faith” negotiations with North Korea, keeping in line with Trump’s promise. And, indeed, following the Hanoi summit, more exercises were suspended.

In coming days, all of this will come to a head. U.S. and North Korean working-level groups are set to sit down to craft an agreement based on foundational language and broad outlines stemming from discussions during the last two summits.

However, North Korea hasn’t confirmed a date or time for talks. With that being the case, it seems the U.S. will move forward with the joint military exercises with South Korea. That doesn’t break any pledge made by Trump. In fact, it honors the promise he made.

But following his latest meeting with Trump, it is possible that Kim thought Trump would suspend military exercises again, just as he did after the Singapore and Hanoi summits.

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Trump could declare the joint military exercises are suspended in a tweet – provided that the North Koreans agree to a date and time in the next few days. That would avert a crisis and allow diplomacy to continue unimpeded.

In the meantime, talks between the U.S. and North Korea remain fragile. Every single word, no matter how seemingly inconsequential, matters. One false move – or in this case misinterpretation of what was or was not agreed to – could bring us back to 2017 and threats of nuclear war. I pray we never see such days again.

Adriana Nazarko, a Center for the National Interest Korean Studies summer associate, contributed to this op-ed.

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‘Alter your course’: Audio reveals UK Navy-Iran exchange before tanker seizure

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An audio recording emerged Sunday of a British Navy frigate trying to stop Iran’s Revolutionary Guard from seizing a U.K.-flagged tanker two days ago.

In the recording, released by maritime security firm Dryad Global, an Iranian vessel tells HMS Montrose it wants to inspect the Stena Imperio for security reasons, according to the BBC.

“You obey, you will be safe,” and Iranian officer is heard telling the tanker.

“Alter your course to 360 degrees immediately, over,” the officer says, adding that the ship is wanted for security reasons.

A British naval officer on the Montrose is then heard telling the Stena that its passage must be allowed.

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“Sir, I reiterate that as you are conducting transit passage in a recognized international strait, under international law your passage must not be impaired, intruded, obstructed or hampered,” the British officer says.

The British officer then tells an Iranian patrol boat: “Please confirm that you are not intending to violate international law by unlawfully attempting to board the MV Stena.”

Iranian officials say the seizure of the British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz was a response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier.

Britain has called the seizure, which comes at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran, a “hostile act.”

President Trump said Friday that although Iran was “nothing but trouble,” he was hopeful the standoff over the seizure could be resolved.

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The BBC quoted Chancellor Philip Hammond as saying Sunday the government would pursue “every possible diplomatic route” in response.

At the same time, Iran’s ambassador was quoted as warning that the U.K. should not escalate tensions.

“This is quite dangerous and unwise at a sensitive time in the region,´ Hamid Baeidinejad said. “Iran, however, is firm and ready for different scenarios.”

Iranian state media reported Sunday that the Stena’s 23 crew members were “safe and in good health in Bandar Abbas port,” Sky News reported.

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The crew of the Swedish-owned ship is made up of Indian, Latvian, Filipino and Russian members, according to the news outlet.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trump says Squad is ‘destroying the Democrat Party’

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President Trump called out the four freshman congresswomen known as “The Squad,” claiming that not only are they bad for America as a whole, they are damaging their own party.

The criticism comes amid a two-fronted political battle that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley have been engaged in of late; one against Trump, and another against the Democratic establishment, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. “They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!”

The Democratic infighting began well before Trump started taking on the “Squad.” After Pelosi dismissively said that the women “have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” but didn’t have any following” in Congress. Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi of singling out women of color, which drew backlash from both parties.

A senior Democratic aide told The Hill that Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is “only a woman of color when it’s convenient,” and that she was “a puppet” of “elitist white liberals,” referring to Justice Democrats, the PAC that supports her. One senior Democratic source described Ocasio-Cortez as a “complete fraud” in an interview with Fox News.

Race-based jabs were also exchanged between Pressley, D-Mass., and the Congressional Black Caucus. CBC member Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., had claimed Justice Democrats, which backs AOC, was “targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus” in primary races.

Pressley then told those in attendance at the Netroots Nation conference, “We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.”

Trump eventually began addressing the four women on social media and in public remarks, but he too sparked some opposition from his own party after some believed one tweet went too far.

The president had tweeted that the “Democrat Congresswomen” should go back and fix the “corrupt” and “crime infested places” they came from and then “come back and show us how it’s done” — even though three of the four women were born in the United States. Telling minorities to “go back” to the countries they came from drew strong condemnation and accusations of racism.

“There is no excuse for the president’s spiteful comments – they were absolutely unacceptable and this needs to stop,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, tweeted.

Trump has continued to accuse the “Squad” of hating America and has said they can “leave” if they want.

“They can leave, they can stay, but they should love our country and they should work for the good of our country,” Trump said Tuesday.

This ultimately led to a controversial “send her back” chant directed at Omar, D-Minn., during a Trump rally in North Carolina. The president later disavowed the chant, but Ocasio-Cortez claimed Saturday that Trump supported it when it happened.

“He kind of presided over the situation, he relished it, he took it in,” she said at a town hall on immigration in her New York City district. When a reporter asked her whether she believed Trump had led the crowd on, Ocasio-Cortez replied: “He absolutely did.”

The president’s general message about The Squad continues to be based on claims that they are against the U.S. and Israel. Omar has been criticized by both parties for statements she made that included anti-Semitic tropes. She said that American support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins,” implying that Washington officials only support the Jewish state because they are getting paid for it. She also said that Israel has “hypnotized the world” to be blind to their “evil doings.”

Democrats failed to call her out for it in a resolution that was originally meant as a response, but ended up being a general condemnation of hate in general, without any reference to Omar. House Democrats did pass a resolution condemning Trump for his remarks toward Omar and the other congresswomen.

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Trump’s claim that “The Squad” is hurting its own party has some support. Axios reported that top Democrats have been pointing to a poll that shows swing voters who oppose socialism are now viewing Ocasio-Cortez as the face of the party. The poll reportedly shows Ocasio-Cortez with a mere 22 percent favorable rating.

“If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk,” a top Democrat involved in 2020 congressional races told the outlet. “[S]he’s getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races.”

Meanwhile, Trump has accused Democrats of failing to maintain control and letting the left-wing freshman congresswomen dictate the direction of their party.

“If the Democrats want to embrace people that hate our country, people that are so far-left that nobody’s ever seen anything like it, if they want to embrace people that are so anti-Semitic and anti-Israel, if they want to do that, that’s up to them,” the president told reporters Friday on the White House lawn. “But I don’t have to do that.”

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Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park.

Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. The National Weather Service said it was part of “a dangerous heat wave” gripping much of the country.

From the Northeast through the Midwest, no player, manager or umpire was spared as temperatures soared near triple digits in big league broilers.

Hours before Baltimore played Boston at sweltering Camden Yards, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde pulled aside starting catcher Chance Sisco and issued a stiff directive.

“I told Chance, ‘Do not go outside until the game starts,'” Hyde said.

Sisco went all nine innings Friday night and was in the lineup again while backup Pedro Severino recovers from an illness.

“I told Chance, I don’t want him hustling on and off the field. I want to see him walking,” Hyde said. “When you’re a catcher in these type of games, it’s not easy. After the eighth inning, his face was beet red.”

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It was 97 degrees for the first pitch and no relief in sight, either. The temperature was forecast to top 100 for Sunday afternoon’s series finale.

At Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, where it was a sizzling 94 as the Reds played St. Louis, the stadium PA system got in the swing, sort of. The pregame songs? “Let It Snow” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” among others with winter-sounding titles.

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In Chicago, where it also was 94 when the Cubs started against San Diego, there was a big ovation in the seventh inning — for the weather.

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That’s when the wind suddenly shifted and began blowing in. The temperature immediately dropped and many in the crowd of 40,314 cheered the wind in the Windy City.

For those sitting in the stands with no cover, it was hard to take.

Jaclyn Jendrisak, 31, was in town from St. Louis for a bachelor/bachelorette party. Fortunately for her group, the Cubs created a cooling station in right field.

“Standing in the shade, have some air conditioning blowing on us. We’re sticking to water and not having beer. It’s helping a little bit,” she said.

The thermometer read 94 in New York, too, the hottest for a Yankees game this season.

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The Yankees set up supplemental hydration stations in all three decks and the bleachers, and made announcements over the public address system reminding fans to keep drinking water.

Chris Del Vecchio, 33, from Verona, New Jersey, and his pal Bruna Silva walked around the ballpark with bags of ice on their neck and shoulders as the Yankees topped Colorado 11-5.

“Sitting in the bleachers is where our seats are and we made it about two innings, they scored about six runs, so it kind of extended those innings and made it seem a little longer. But, it’s pretty brutal out there,” Del Vecchio said.

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Injured Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin was the only player who took BP on the field. In the steamy conditions, Colorado’s Tony Wolters had the bat accidentally slip from his hands on a swing and sail into the Yankees dugout.

Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado exited in the late innings with a leg cramp, presumably caused by the weather.

“It was fine when we were walking on the grass, but as soon as you got to the plate it was like a cone of heat. It was awful,” Yankees catcher Austin Romine said. “It was a struggle out there.”

All over, portal bench coolers helped teams in hot spots, while umpires ducked off the field between innings to stay fresh.

At Comerica Park, where the scoreboard showed 94 degrees about an hour before Detroit hosted Toronto, there was a message on the markerboard in the Tigers clubhouse saying the team would do its work indoors because of the heat.

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“We’re not going to be silly. Just let them hit in the cages, and hopefully we’ll be ready to play the game. I think we hit enough. We take enough groundballs,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.

By the fourth inning, it had cooled off a bit, with heavy rain causing a delay.

At Progressive Field, the Cleveland Indians eased the regulations on what fans could carry into the ballpark. Empty thermos bottles were permitted for the game against Kansas City.

“They didn’t have Gatorade when I played,” Royals manager Ned Yost recalled. “No, we didn’t have the knowledge about hydration back then. It was take a couple salt pills and drink a little bit of water. We didn’t know anything about hydrating.”

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The Red Sox didn’t take batting practice Friday or Saturday, and planned to skip the session Sunday in Baltimore.

“You’ve got to be smart in the way you spend your energy,” manager Alex Cora said. “It’s that part of the schedule. We knew we were going to run into something like this. And we did.”

The weather began to break in some spots.

A day after it was 94 when Minnesota hosted Oakland — the second-hottest start in Target Field’s 10-year history — it was about 20 degrees cooler in the Twin Cities.

On Friday night, All-Star pitcher Jake Odorizzi struggled with the A’s lineup and the humid setting.

“It was only like pitching in a rain forest,” he said.

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AP Baseball Writers Ronald Blum and Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg and AP freelance writers Charles O’Brien, John Jackson, Michal Dwojak, Brian Dulik and Mark Schmetzer contributed to this report.

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