Trump, North Korea Escalate Threats of ‘Fire and Fury’

In an escalating series of nuclear threats, a spokesman said the North Korean People’s Army is reviewing “operational plans” to strike the U.S. territory of Guam with missiles, hours after President Donald Trump warned that such threats “will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

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Energy Department Accused of Ignoring Risks at Nuclear Facility

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Nuclear Watch filed a federal lawsuit against Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday, claiming the government’s plans to use a half-century-old Tennessee complex for a new uranium processing facility risks a catastrophic nuclear incident in the event of an earthquake.

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North Korea’s New Long-Range Missile Can Carry Heavy Nuke

North Korea on Monday boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of “medium long-range” ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Outsiders also saw a significant technological jump, with the test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile.

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