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Activists Protests Against North Korea Tensions

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North Korea said Friday it’s considering testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean in response to Trump’s threats to “totally destroy” the country. Kim Jong Un, who called Trump “mentally deranged” and is responsible for #DotardTrump now trending on social media, said the president will “pay dearly” for his threats, Reuters reports.

“Far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, [Trump] made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors,” Kim reportedly stated in a translated statement. “A frightened dog barks louder. I’d like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words, and to be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world.”

Trump responded via Twitter on Friday morning, calling Kim Jong Un a “madman,” and stating he’ll be “tested like never before!”

Big Facts

BBC reports that scientists have devised an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains, with an ability to prevent infection in primates.

“Our bodies struggle to fight HIV because of the virus’ incredible ability to mutate and change its appearance,” BBC writes. “These varieties of HIV – or strains – in a single patient are comparable to those of influenza during a worldwide flu season. So the immune system finds itself in a fight against an insurmountable number of strains of HIV.”

So could this be a step in the direction of finding a cure? Perhaps. According to the International Aids Society, who’s calling this an “exciting breakthrough,” trials will begin in 2018 to see if it’s a possibility.

Big News

The National Museum of African American History of Culture is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine, who became the first Black students to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. on September 25, 1957. To commemorate, NMAAHC will hold a panel discussion with the group’s surviving members. Details can be found here.

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