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Free Press Head Start for June 12

What you need to know

  •  (Evan Vucci / The Associated Press)

    U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday in Singapore.

    Summit ends with signing: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended their unprecedented summit in Singapore by signing an agreement calling for the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” in exchange for unspecified “security guarantees.” Earlier, after a historic handshake, Kim said many watching would think it was a scene from a “science fiction movie.”
  • Trump on Trudeau: Trump again weighed in on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a news conference after his summit with Kim and a later interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “That was a mistake. That’s gonna cost him a lot of money,” Trump told ABC of Trudeau’s statement to reporters after the president had left the weekend G7 meeting in Quebec. Shortly before meeting with Kim, Trump tweeted that his chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow — who called Trudeau’s words “a betrayal” — had had a heart attack.


  • Your forecast: There will be a few showers ending later this morning, then clearing, with a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. The high today is 22 C, with wind from the southwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40 starting early this afternoon.

What’s happening today


    A Street Census volunteer Heather Campbell-Enns interviews a homeless person in April, 2018.

    Street survey says: The second Winnipeg Street Census, released this morning, says 14 per cent of those surveyed slept outside, an increase from 10 per cent compared with the first previous census in 2015. The number of homeless identified as Indigenous dropped by 10 percentage points. Maggie Macintosh reports.
  • Parley on public health: Public health experts from around the world will meet at the University of Manitoba today. Much of the two-day event will focus on public health initiatives for women and girls. Carol Sanders reports.

Around the water cooler


    Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Chris Streveler

    Freshman football: Bombers rookie Chris Streveler will become the first CFL freshman to start his team’s regular season opener at quarterback since Hall of Famer Anthony Calvillo in 1994. “If here’s any guy that can do it, it’s him,” said wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky, a former college roommate of Streveler’s. “He has one of the strongest wills I know.” Mike Sawatzky reports.
  • New name needed: Columnist Niigaan Sinclair says “it’s up to us” to refuse to use the Edmonton CFL team’s nickname, but isn’t hopeful. “If there is one thing I know, it’s that people conditioned to think something is OK — even when it is clearly not — will think it is.”

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  • Dennis Rodman: The former NBA star, who has a longstanding relationship with Kim Jong Un, praised the meeting between the North Korean dictator and U.S. President Donald Trump, and said the former Obama administration had rebuffed Rodman's efforts to broker a meeting between the two countries' leaders.

On this date

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Chris Streveler

    On June 12, 1964: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Pennsylvania governor William Scranton threw his hat into the ring to become the Republican Party's candidate for U.S. president; he was concerned over the direction the party was taking with frontrunner Barry Goldwater. Canada announced it would open formal and diplomatic relations with Hungary and entered into a three-year trade agreement with the communist country.

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