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Bush: North Korea Faces 'Serious Repercussions'

During a news conference at the White House, President Bush said there should be "serious repercussions" following North Korea's announcement earlier this week that it had tested a nuclear device.

But he also said the U.S. remains committed to diplomacy, while reserving "all options" for dealing with North Korea.

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Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
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