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White House scrambles to interpret N. Korea threat

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's aides were working Wednesday to determine whether overnight warnings from North Korea might scuttle a highly anticipated summit with Kim Jong Un, even as some in the administration conceded the threats were an expected bump in any dealing with the unpredictable hermit regime. The tough statements from Pyongyang ended the diplomatic warming that had been leading up to the June 12 encounter between the two men, slated to occur in Singapore. The US administration had no advance warning that a top North Korean official would threaten to call off the talks if joint military exercises with South Korea continue or if the US maintained its insistence that North Korea immediately dismantle its nuclear program ...