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N. Korea Presents New Challenge to U.S.

The Pentagon warns North Korea the United States is capable of dealing with more than one threat at a time. The warning follows North Korea's removal over the weekend of monitoring gear from a nuclear facility. U.S. officials want the equipment replaced so it can be used to ensure the country isn't reprocessing spent fuel for nuclear weapons. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.