What We’re Following
Missile Test: North Korea resumed its missile testing program after a two-and-a-half-month pause, sending what the Pentagon identified as an intercontinental ballistic missile in the direction of Japan. Some observers had interpreted the pause as a signal that the country was ready to open talks regarding its nuclear program, but—as the new test affirms—North Korea isn’t likely to negotiate on the U.S.’s terms. Washington also sees Beijing as a crucial partner in its North Korea strategy, but there are fundamental differences in the two governments’ view of the crisis—starting with why they think Pyongyang wants nuclear weapons in the first place.
The CFPB: A federal judge denied the request from Leandra English, deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection