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  1. Korean Diplomacy, a Spying Sentence and the President’s Approval Rating

    Know This: South Korea has proposed military talks with Pyongyang, the first since 2015. Oscar winner Martin Landau has died at the age of 89. And Iran has sentenced American student Xiyue Wang to 10 years in jail for alleged spying.

    Remember This Number: Thirty-six percent. That’s the proportion of Americans who approve of President Trump’s job performance, a six-point drop since April that analysts are blaming on his handling of health care reform and rumors of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. It’s the lowest six-months-in rating for any U.S. president in 70 years.

    Answer This: Tell us how you really feel. OZY’s next TV show, Third Rail With OZY, is launching on PBS this fall! To kick things off, we’re shelving the PC and launching debates. Each Wednesday, we’ll post a provocative question, focusing on topics that might make it onto the show. This week: Should cheating be grounds for a divorce anymore? Why or why not? Go deep. Email thirdrail@ozy.com with your thoughts or a personal story, and we might feature your answer next week.

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