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Nuclear North Korea
New York Times reporter David Sanger talks about North Koreas nuclear program and the Trump administration response. North Korea recently launched several ballistic missiles and claims that its preparing to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, which could reach the U.S. Sanger also talks about how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been dealing with the media.
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