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A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane prepares to land at Osan Air Base in South Korea. South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. (Associated Press)

Entire Senate to get rare briefing at White House on North Korea crisis

- The Washington Times

President Trump’s top security aides will host an unusual White House briefing on North Korea for the entire U.S. Senate on Wednesday amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula and pressure on Washington to organize an effective response to Pyongyang’s increasingly brazen military provocations and nuclear tests.

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. The White House is refusing to provide lawmakers with information and documents related to President Donald Trump's first national security adviser's security clearance and payments from organizations tied to the Russian and Turkish governments. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House disowns embattled Michael Flynn

- The Washington Times

The White House on Tuesday attempted to put distance between President Trump and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who congressional investigators said has not shown that he followed the law in disclosing financial ties to Russia.

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Pennsylvania Senate again takes aim at local firearm laws

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The Pennsylvania Senate is reviving legislation that's designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge cities' firearms ordinances in court.