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Warmbier's death looms over U.S.-China talks on North Korea today

Warmbier's death looms over U.S.-China talks on North Korea today

The U.S. and China began high-level security talks Wednesday focused largely on North Korea, amid outrage in Washington over death of an American college student after his imprisonment in the North.

President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration toward having a nuclear missile that can strike the U.S. mainland.

In meetings at the State Department involving U.S. and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs, North Korea was to get "top billing," according to Susan Thornton, the senior U.S. diplomat for East Asia. The U.S. and...

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