A.M. Links: Latest on North Korea, Trump vs. McConnell, Tesla Readies Self-Driving Semi-Truck


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    New poll: 70 percent of Americans "believe the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the US should be able to look into President Donald Trump's finances."

  • President Trump attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today on Twitter. "Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done," Trump wrote.
  • Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera says that Japan can shoot down a North Korean missile attack against Guam.
  • "The Algerian national suspected of ploughing a hire car into a group of soldiers in a wealthy Paris suburb is believed to be unknown to French intelligence services and had no criminal record, a police source said on Thursday."
  • Tesla is reportedly close to testing a prototype of a self-driving semi-truck.
  • Scientists at the Natural History Museum in London have named a recently discovered species of prehistoric sea crocodile after Motörhead singer and heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. The crocodile will be known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens.

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