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North Korea gets specific, Trump declares the opioid crisis a national emergency, the NOAA dropped its new report on climate change, and more.
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What We’re Following

Escalating Tension:  President Trump reiterated his threats against North Korea this afternoon, stating his promise of “fire and fury” may not have been “tough enough.” Earlier, North Korea had outlined a detailed plan for how it could strike Guam “to signal a crucial warning to the U.S.,” escalating the vaguer threat it made against the island territory earlier this week. In Guam, residents are trying to remain calm—though some are frustrated not only with North Korea, but also with the U.S. for putting them in the rogue nation’s crosshairs.

Trump announced that he intends to follow the recommendation of his presidential commission in , contradicting.

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