Dennis Rodman

The federal government is going after former NBA great Dennis Rodman for violating U.S. sanctions on luxury imports into North Korea, the Daily Beast reports.

The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating Rodman to see if the thousands of dollars in birthday gifts he gave to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un violated a law prohibiting the importing of luxury goods into North Korea. The law, signed in 2010 by President Obama, requires a license to transport luxury goods into North Korea. Rodman did not apply for such a license.

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Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un renewed his threats to launch a "pre-emptive nuclear attack" on American soil. Such an attack would result in the catastrophic loss of life along the West coast. The radiation poisoning from the nuclear fallout would linger in the air for hundreds of miles for many years.

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