July 6, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Sources say the former leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that carried out the 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo subways and other crimes has been executed, along with 6 of his former disciples.
  2. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will begin his 2-day visit to Pyongyang on Friday.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the trigger on tariffs on billions of dollars-worth of Chinese products.