Japan Increasingly Nervous About North Korea Nukes

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TOKYO (AP) -- It's easy to write off North Korean threats to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile as bluster: it has never demonstrated the capability to deploy a missile that could reach the Pacific island of Guam let alone the mainland U.S....

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