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In response to North Korea’s claim that it successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb, South Korea resumed cross-border propaganda broadcasts today. North Korea considers the loudspeaker broadcasts an act of war because they are meant to raise questions in North Korean minds about the infallibility of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un.
AT&T today will stop offering two-year contracts to subsidize new smartphone purchases. AT&T customers will now only be able to get new phones — even flip phones or ‘dumb’ phones — by paying the full price or paying in installments over time. Once the norm, two-year contracts have been phased out in the mobile industry in favor of selling devices at full price to consumers.
You may not think of things like this happening so close to home but 12 women were rescued from a human trafficking ring by Bellevue Police, King County Sherriff’s department and the FBI. They also arrested 14 men. They shut down two websites as well.