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    Trump Restrained as North Korea Launches Missile

    The swagger’s gone. North Korea launched a missile into the Sea of Japan yesterday while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited President Donald Trump. Abe said the test was “absolutely intolerable,” while Trump — who’s talked tough about nuclear-armed North Korea before — didn’t even mention Pyongyang, instead focusing on U.S. solidarity with “Japan, its great ally.” Meanwhile, national security adviser Michael Flynn’s future is uncertain as accusations fly that he made possibly illegal foreign policy calls before President Trump took office, with top officials declining to come to his defense.

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