Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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North Korean delegation heads to Washington

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/01/18, 08:55 am

The North Korean delegation visiting the United States to negotiate details of a summit between the two country’s leaders will travel to Washington, D.C., Friday to hand-deliver a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump. The president first mentioned the letter Wednesday, and U.S. officials confirmed its existence Thursday. It contains a personal message to Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but officials have not revealed its contents. After Thursday’s meeting in New York, U.S.

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Sessions’ job appears safe despite Trump’s dissatisfaction

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/31/18, 11:04 am

The simmering dispute between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions flamed up again this week when the president again took to Twitter to vent his frustration over his pick for the country’s top lawman. But White House watchers suggest Sessions’ job isn’t quite as precarious as it seems. Trump’s advisers have repeatedly warned him not to fire Sessions until special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his investigation into Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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Florida prosecutors release videos made by Parkland shooter

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/31/18, 10:41 am

Cellphone videos released Wednesday offer a gut-wrenching look at the planning Nikolas Cruz put into the attack at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla. The mass shooting left 17 people dead—three fewer than Cruz said he hoped to kill. “When you see me on the news, you’ll all know who I am,” Cruz said with a laugh in one of the three videos. “You’re all going to die. … Can’t wait.” In another video, Cruz details the logistics of his meticulously planned attack.

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