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Latest N. Korean Admission Casts Doubt on Talks

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Latest N. Korean Admission Casts Doubt on Talks

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Latest N. Korean Admission Casts Doubt on Talks

Latest N. Korean Admission Casts Doubt on Talks

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North Korea raises the stakes in its nuclear standoff with the United States by saying it's "successfully reprocessing" more than 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods, which could be used in atomic bombs. Washington says this throws into doubt talks planned in China next week over ending Pyongyang's suspected nuclear weapons program. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.