North Korea steps up threats after Trump vows “fire and fury”

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Hours after Donald Trump warned North Korea that additional threats would be met with "fire and fury," North Korea released through state media plans to possibly strike near the island of Guam — a U.S. territory and home to three U.S. military bases.

Why it matters: That direct threat seemed to elevate the prospect of a nuclear showdown to a new level, and it came hours after a bombshell Washington Post report on North Korea's rapidly increasing nuclear capabilities.