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Episode Info: Donald Trump re-upped and doubled-down on his threats to bring "fire and fury" against North Korea, telling reporters at his golf club in New Jersey on Thursday that "maybe that statement wasn't tough enough." His original threat earlier this week was in response to North Korea's threats against the U.S., after the United Nation's security council voted unanimously for new sanctions against the isolated nation. And, in response, North Korea's military offered an unusually detailed plan to fire missiles at Guam, a U.S. territory and home to several U.S. military bases. We're joined to discuss the still-increasing tensions between the two nuclear nations by VOA News' White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman, who returned to report stateside earlier this year after serving as a correspondent and bureau chief in east Asia for more than 25 years.  When he last joined us several months ago during the last round of threats between NK and the U.S., the always remarkably level-headed Herman offered a tip as to how to tell if NK was bluffing with their public bluster.  We find out whether the new round of threats from NK's military is now finally cause for legitimate concern, and whether Trump's bellicose threats and potential for a preemptive strike pose an even greater threat to stability in the region. Herman offers reporting on the divides over this matter within the Trump Administration, and confirms that, despite the rhetoric from both sides, back-channel diplomacy is still ongoing and may ultimately avoid what otherwise appears to be a deadly collision course.  Also today: Political appointees flip the DoJ's previous position in a crucial voting rights case scheduled to be heard this fall by the U.S. Supreme Court. And nearly a week has gone by without Donald Trump saying a word about last weekend's terror bombing of a mosque in Minnesota...Read more »

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