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Nuclear Test a Possibility for North Korea

North Korea may be preparing to test a nuclear weapon for the first time, according to unnamed U.S. government officials who see signs of a possible test in satellite images taken from a site in the northeast of the country.

One specialist says the images show suspicious activity, but that there is no direct proof of nuclear operations being carried out.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.