1. NORTH KOREA

TOUGH TALK: President Trump doubled down on his threat to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea, despite diplomats, other Republicans and even his own advisors looking to dial down the threats. After meeting with Vice President Pence at his golf club, Trump said that maybe his statement wasn’t “tough enough.” CNN

THE BACKSTORY: The United States and North Korea have been in conflict for decades. The New York Times put together a guide for understanding the crisis, including how it all started and what’s next: READ IT

   

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