Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, following a closed-door policy meeting. McConnell said the Senate will consider legislation to hit North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang’s recent satellite launch and technical advances U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making in its nuclear weapons program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang’s satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making in its nuclear weapons program.

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