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Ahn Young-joon / AP

North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test Saturday night, claiming it had detonated a missile-ready hydrogen bomb. Japanese officials say the blast was ten times as powerful as North Korea's fifth test, in September 2016.

President Trump condemned the test Sunday morning on Twitter: "North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States... North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success... South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!"

Why it matters: North Korea's capabilities are accelerating rapidly, and President Trump continues to say military options are on the table. Publicly criticizing the strategies of other key players carries risks of its own as the tension continues to rise. Just yesterday, it emerged that Trump was considering ending the U.S./South Korea trade deal.

Go deeper: North Korea's remaining steps; How ready is U.S. to defend itself.

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  1. Health: Ipsos poll: COVID trick-or-treat.
  2. World: Greece tightens coronavirus restrictions as Europe cases spike.
  3. Economy: Conference Board predicts economy won’t fully recover until late 2021.
  4. Education: Surge threatens to shut classrooms down again.
  5. Technology: Fully at-home rapid COVID test to move forward.
  6. Travel: CDC replaces COVID-19 cruise ban with less restrictive "conditional sailing order."

Trump's legacy is shaped by his narrow interests

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President Trump's policy legacy is as much defined by what he's ignored as by what he's involved himself in.

The big picture: Over the past four years, Trump has interested himself in only a slim slice of the government he leads. Outside of trade, immigration, a personal war against the "Deep State" and the hot foreign policy issue of the moment, Trump has left many of his Cabinet secretaries to work without interruption, let alone direction.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
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AI and automation are creating a hybrid workforce

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AI and automation are receiving a boost during the coronavirus pandemic that in the short term is creating a new hybrid workforce rather than destroying jobs outright.

The big picture: While the forces of automation and AI will eliminate some jobs and create some new ones, the vast majority will remain but be dramatically changed. The challenge for employers will be ensuring workforces are ready for the effects of technology.