North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump at their U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore in June. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea issued a stern warning to the U.S. on Sunday about its latest round of sanctions on officials in Pyongyang, cautioning that continued escalation could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever" and lead "relations back to the status of last year which was marked by exchanges of fire," BBC reports.

Background: Since President Trump’s June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, denuclearization efforts have been slow, and the Trump administration has sanctioned North Koreans engaging in illegal activities like cyberattacks and money laundering. The latest round of sanctions came last week, when the Treasury Department sanctioned three of Kim's top aides over "serious human rights abuses and censorship."

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Demonstrators rally on Tuesday near the location where Walter Wallace was killed by two police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday during a tense second night of protests in Philadelphia over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Driving the news: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement Monday that police were launching a "full investigation" to answer questions that arose from video that captured part of the incident with police.

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Mookie Betts slides home safely to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers won their seventh World Series in franchise history with a 3-1 Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Shortstop Corey Seager was named the series MVP.

The big picture: It's the Dodgers' first championship since 1988, though they've won the NL West division in eight straight seasons and reached the World Series three times in the last four years.