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This Happened — June 30: Trump Visits North Korea

Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, visited North Korea on this day in 2019. Trump and Kim Jong-un met at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), specifically at the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the village of Panmunjom. This location is a historic site where previous meetings between North and South Korea had taken place.

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Why did Trump visit North Korea?

Donald Trump's visit to North Korea was part of his diplomatic efforts to engage with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and work towards denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. The visit aimed to continue negotiations and build a personal relationship with Kim Jong-un.

What were the outcomes of Trump's visit to North Korea?

The outcomes of Trump's visit included an exchange of handshakes and brief conversations with Kim Jong-un. While no concrete agreements were reached during the visit, it helped to restart dialogue and ease tensions between the two countries. It also set the stage for future negotiations on denuclearization.

How did Trump's visit to North Korea impact U.S.-North Korea relations?

Trump's visit to North Korea played a role in maintaining an open line of communication between the two countries. It provided an opportunity for personal interactions and helped to establish a rapport between the leaders. However, the long-term impact on U.S.-North Korea relations remains a subject of ongoing negotiation and diplomatic efforts beyond the specific visit itself.

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Pasta v. Fascists: How Italy's Staple Dish Became A Symbol Of Resistance

Pasta may not be considered controversial today, but it played an important role during Italy's fascist years, particularly in one family's celebration of community and liberation.

Photo of the Cervi family.

Photo of the Cervi family, whose seven children were shot by the Fascists on December 28, 1943, at the Reggio Emilia shooting range.

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Jacopo Fontaneto

ROME — Eighty years ago — on July 25, 1943 — the vote of no confidence by the Grand Council of Fascism, leading to Benito Mussolini's arrest, set off widespread celebrations. In Campegine, a small village in the Emilian province, the Cervi family celebrated in their own way: they brought 380 kilograms of pasta in milk cans to the town square and offered it to all the inhabitants of the village.

The pasta was strictly plain: macaroni dressed with butter and cheese, seen as more of a "festive dish" in that period of deprivation. As soon as the Cervi brothers learned about the arrest of Mussolini, they procured flour, borrowed butter and cheese from the dairy, and prepared kilos and kilos of pasta. They then loaded it onto a cart to distribute it to their fellow villagers. Pastasciutta (dry pasta) specifically regards dishes with noodles that are plated "dry", not in broth. That would disqualify soup, risotto, ravioli...

Even though pastasciutta is the most stereotypical type of pasta today, it had a complicated relationship with the government during Italy's fascist years.

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