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    At Least the Fallout Isn’t Nuclear

    “Firestorm” metaphors would be inappropriate. After North Korea’s Wednesday launch of an ICBM with global reach, it seemed President Donald Trump’s fortunes couldn’t get more dismal. Then British Prime Minister Theresa May called out the president Thursday for retweeting inflammatory anti-Muslim videos, risking estrangement between the staunchest of allies. And on Friday, it got worse: Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Kremlin contacts — part of a deal to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

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