1. SABER RATTLING

    N. Korea Preps Nuke Test

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    North Korea has almost finished preparations for a third test of its nuclear capabilities, a source close to the operation has revealed. The news comes just weeks after another failed rocket launch that intensified hostilities between the impoverished regime and the United States. This is the first time a senior official has confirmed a planned test; previous tests happened in 2006 and 2009.

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