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    Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Moves Closer to Midnight

    Tick tock. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced the world is the closest it’s been to nuclear war since 1953, nudging the symbolic clock’s hand 30 seconds forward to two minutes before midnight — the hypothetical moment of the apocalypse. “To call the world’s nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger and its immediacy,” the organization’s president said. Experts cite escalating tensions with North Korea as well as President Trump ending nonproliferation talks with Russia and threatening to scrap the Iran nuclear deal as major risk factors.

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