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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says "the United States has spoken enough about North Korea" in reaction to North Korea's latest missile launch. The State Department issued a terse statement from America's top diplomat acknowledging "yet another" launch and saying "We have no further comment."
BEIRUT (AP) - The Russian Defense Ministry says a rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike. The ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement that the Russian military assets registered a Syrian air strike Tuesday on weapons depots and an ammunition factory on the eastern outskirts of the town of Khan Sheikhoun.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley has been talking on the Senate floor in opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch for several hours and plans to remain "as long as I am able." Merkley's extended speech isn't a filibuster and won't delay debate or votes, but it's part of Democrats' effort to bring attention to the nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democrat on the House intelligence committee says he believes some of President Donald Trump's associates will "end up in jail" when the Russia-related investigations are completed. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro wouldn't say whom he believes could be charged with a crime or why. He says that based on unspecified evidence he has seen thus far, his impression is that some people will face charges.
CHICAGO (AP) - A dissenting opinion criticizes the majority on a Chicago federal appeals court for becoming the first to rule that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination. The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law sets up a likely battle before the Supreme Court over the gay rights issue. The dissenting opinion says Congress, not the court, should have changed the act.
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