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Perry declares, starts campaign


CHARLESTON, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he came to New Hampshire immediately after launching a presidential bid Saturday in South Carolina for one reason.

He intends to compete for every vote in every state.

He may have a Southern drawl and conservative social policies, but Perry says his presidential strategy won’t ignore New Hampshire or anyplace else.

The 61-year-old Texas native spoke to New Hampshire voters at a Saturday evening reception at the home of a state lawmaker. His wife and children were on hand as he re-stated his pledge to make the federal government as “inconsequential” in people’s lives as possible.

It was his first visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state, but he’s already scheduled to return in the middle of next week.

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Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization

UPDATED: 7:57 p.m.

updated  South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals’ surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Korean leaders’ second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world’s most heavily armed border.