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North Korea’s new Hwasong-15 missile: What the photos show:

North Korea has test-fired a brand new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which experts said shows a major advance in technology and threat.

Photos of the Hwasong-15 released Thursday by North Korean state media showed a large, tall missile that appears to be significantly wider than the Hwasong-14, previously Pyongyang’s most-advanced missile, which was launched over Japan twice in July.
“They wanted (to be able) to hit all of the US and they wanted something big to hit it with,” said David Schmerler, a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). “This seems on the surface level to be that missile.”

Trump’s behavior raises questions of competency:

Donald Trump potentially has millions of lives in his hands as the threat of a devastating war with North Korea swiftly escalates.

Yet the President of the United States is raising new questions about his temperament, his judgment and his understanding of the resonance of his global voice and the gravity of his role with a wild sequence of insults, inflammatory tweets and bizarre comments.
On Wednesday Trump caused outrage and sparked fears of violent reprisals against Americans and US interests overseas by retweeting graphic anti-Muslim videos by an extreme far right British hate group. Earlier this week he used a racial slur in front of Native American war heroes. He’s attacked global press freedom, after cozying up to autocrats on his recent Asia tour.

Tampa suspect admitted to owning gun linked to killings, police say:

Cell phone data, shell casings and a gun helped police link a 24-year-old man to a series of fatal shootings that paralyzed Tampa residents for nearly two months.

Howell Donaldson III is facing four counts of first-degree murder in the killings of three men and a woman in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood.
Despite his arrest and the evidence, the motive behind the killings remains a mystery.
Donaldson is set to appear in court for his first hearing Thursday morning but without a confession to the killings, investigators have more work to do.
“He was friendly and nice to the cops, but he didn’t give us anything. He didn’t tell us why he was doing it, or anything like that,” Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said.

LaVar Ball on Stephen Curry: ‘I Still Don’t Think He’s Better Than’ Lonzo:

LaVar Ball isn’t ready to change his mind about his son versus Stephen Curry.

The outspoken father said last year he thought Lonzo Ball—who was at UCLA at the time—was better than the Warriors star, and he apparently still believes it.

“I trained my son. I know what he’s about,” LaVar told NBC Sports Bay Area‘s Kerith Burke Wednesday. “You guys know what Steph is about from what you’ve seen. I don’t know what Steph is about. He’s a good player.”

Even when reminded Curry was a two-time MVP, he didn’t back down.

“He can be a 10-time MVP. I still don’t think he’s better than my son,” Ball said.

Grammys 2018: White men shut out spurs feelings:

For the first time since 1999, there are no white male solo artists nominated for a best album Grammy and people have definite feelings about that.

This year’s nominees for album of the year are Jay-Z’s “4:44,” “Awaken, My Love!” by Childish Gambino, “DAMN” by Kendrick Lamar, “Melodrama” by Lorde and “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars.
In 1999, the nominees for that category included four female artists: “The Globe Sessions” by Sheryl Crow, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill, “Ray of Light” by Madonna, “Come on Over” by Shania Twain and “Version 2.0” by the band Garbage whose lead singer was the woman, Shirley Manson.

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