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Hawaii prepares for possibility of nuclear attack

July 22, 2017, 7:30 AM| Hawaii is launching a program aimed at helping residents and visitors prepare for a nuclear attack. Earlier this month, North Korea launched its first and only successful international ballistic missile and experts say a weapon like that could reach Alaska and possibly Hawaii. Carter Evans reports. Source: CBS News – United States

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Sean Spicer, White House, ‘Dunkirk’: Your Friday Evening Briefing

The Trump administration brought a Qaeda suspect to the U.S. to face trial in federal court. The move was a break from Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s hard-line rhetoric that terrorism suspects should be held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Continue reading the main story And the administration said it would bar Americans from traveling to North Korea. Writers on the left and right reacted to Mr. Trump’s interview with The New York Times earlier this week, the health care debate and more. _____ Photo Credit Melissa Lyttle for The New York…

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Trump’s Team of Rivals? President taps past critics, as loyalists get tough treatment

Nine months ago, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman called on Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race over the bombshell “Access Hollywood” video. Fast-forward to this week and Trump, now president, has nominated Huntsman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Russia. Back in 2015, one Anthony Scaramucci called Trump a “hack politician.” On Friday, he was hired to lead the White House communications team. Related Image Expand / Collapse In this Jan. 16, 2012, file photo, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, announces he is ending his campaign for…

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Defectors, Google Earth map decades of horror in North Korea

A Seoul-based non-governmental organization has used Google Earth technology to enable North Korean defectors to “build a digital map of crimes against humanity in North Korea.” The Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) released a new report  Wednesday, the result of two years of research and interviews with 375 North Korean defectors, that identifies what it says are grave sites, murder locations and government offices that “may be used for future investigation and prosecution of crimes against humanity.” Hangings, public executions, cremation sites, and remote burial sites are ostensibly identified, said…

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U.S. to ban American citizens from visiting North Korea

38 Photos North Korean tanks are shown in this undated file photo. CBS/Randy Schmidt Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 10:52 AM EDT American citizens will be banned from traveling to North Korea beginning at the end of August, the State Department announced Friday. “Due to mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement, the Secretary has authorized a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals’ use of a passport to travel in, through, or to North Korea,” spokeswoman Heather…

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North Korean boomerang defector said life in South Korea was ‘hell’

A North Korean woman who fled to South Korea, gained celebrity status there and then returned to Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship last month claimed her “life in the South was a hell.” Lim Ji-hyun, 26, resurfaced earlier this week in a taped interview uploaded on Uriminzokkiri, a propaganda website run by the North Korean government. She tearfully described how she was “lured” to South Korea with the “fantasy” that she would “eat well and make a lot of money there.”  “It was not the place I had imagined,” she said…

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US to ban travel to North Korea, reports say

Following the detention and death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier — and amid dictator Kim Jong Un’s continued nuclear ambitions — the U.S. government is set to ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to reports on Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had determined to implement a “geographical travel restriction” for North Korea, which would make the use of a U.S. passport to enter the rogue regime illegal. The restriction is reportedly going into effect 30 days after a notice is published in the Federal…

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