Today in the news: Obama condemns N. Korea nuclear test
Quote of note
"North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to U.S. national security and to international peace and security." - President Barack Obama, condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test, according to CNN. The president called for "further swift and credible action by the international community."
News to know
President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union address tonight, during which he will reportedly announce the withdrawal of 34,000 troops from Afghanistan in the next year, The Associated Press reports. This will help the U.S keep on course for the formal end of the war by 2014. Obama is also slated to discuss job creation, fighting gun violence and immigration reform. The Sate of the Union will air on various TV stations at 9 p.m. EST.
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