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News Wrap: US, South Korea begin days of war games

December 05,2017 03:14

Hundreds of American and South Korean warplanes have begun five days of war games over South Korea. The exercises began just days after North Korea tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile ever. Two dozen F-22s and F-35 stealth jets ...and more »


Miles O’brien:
President Trump came to the defense of his former national security adviser today.
Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. Today, the president called the charges very unfair. We will have more on the unfolding Russia investigation later in the program.
Mr. Trump is also throwing his full support behind Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama. In tweets today, the president said Democratic opposition to tax cuts is — quote — “why we need Roy Moore to win in Alabama” — end quote.
Moore has denied knowing any of the women who say he pursued them as teenagers when he was in his ’30s. But one said today she’s come across a signed card from Moore for her high school graduation.
Hundreds of American and South Korean warplanes have begun five days of war games over South Korea. The exercises began just days after North Korea tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile ever. Two dozen F-22s and F-35 stealth jets, U.S., joined in the war games, dubbed Vigilant Ace. But North Korea charged they’re pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war.
The U.S. Supreme Court will allow the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect, full effect, for now. That ruling came late today, and applies to six mostly Muslim nations, Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
We get more now from Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
Marcia, good to have you with us.
Walk us through. What did the court do today? There is a little bit of legal intricacy to it.

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