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WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea will face a "stern and strong" response from Washington and Seoul if it acts on threats to fire missiles near Guam. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman said the U.S. and South Korean militaries are prepared to "immediately and sternly punish" any kind of provocation by North Korea, but didn't elaborate on how the allies are preparing.

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military. The U.S. military has an enormous presence on the Pacific island. Residents woke up Thursday to another pointed threat from Pyongyang, which vowed to complete a plan to attack waters near the island by mid-August. Many across the island say they feel assured and protected by the military.

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's most loyal supporters has made a $300,000 donation to a super PAC for a primary opponent of Sen. Jeff Flake. The Arizona Republican faces re-election next year and has been one of the biggest thorns in the president's side. Robert Mercer's check marks the "first major gift" to the committee backing Senate candidate Kelli Ward.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba has been roiled by what U.S. officials believe was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device. In fall 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case. The U.S. retaliated by expelling two Cuban diplomats from their embassy in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents looking for financial documents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. The Associated Press has learned the warrant for the search at Manafort's home in Alexandria, Virginia, sought information including tax documents and banking records. Manafort's past foreign political work has been swept into the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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