What we’re reading: Images show North Korean nuclear activity, bystanders testify in Chauvin trial


Commuters watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Joe Biden during a news program at the Suseo Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. March 26, 2021. North Korea on Friday confirmed it had tested a new guided missile, as Biden warned of consequences if Pyongyang escalates tensions amid stalled nuclear negotiations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

By Caroline Fisher

Satellite detects activity at one of North Korea’s nuclear power plants

New images are showing activity at North Korea’s nuclear facility, indicating they are preparing or have already started to process nuclear weapons, according to NBC News

Satellite photos show “steam or smoke rising” from a laboratory that “extracts plutonium from nuclear bombs.”

The images follow previous signs of activity at these power plants in recent weeks.

Image: Steam or smoke at the thermal plant in North Korea
Images purportedly showing nuclear activity. (Maxar Technologies/CNN)

Victor Cha, a former national security official, claims that North Korea’s actions are “calculated” and that they are “ratcheting up pressure as they had done to President Trump and President Obama.”

Michael Studeman, director of intelligence for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, claims the government has an “eye on this”, and if North Korea starts reprocessing that it will cause tension.

Day two of Derek Chauvin’s trial

Demonstrators hold signs during a news conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with opening statements from both sides. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

On day two of Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd, six people testified including a nine-year-old girl, a firefighter and a high schooler. They were brought to the stands to explain their personal experience of watching Floyd’s death. 

The firefighter, Genevieve Hanson, stated that she asked police officer’s to check for a pulse, but they refused. 

Hanson was the third phone call to 911 that evening to report what she had seen, according to CNN. 

Another bystander who took the video of the incident that went viral said that she saw her own relatives in Floyd.

Lawyers for Chauvin have argued that the incident is more than just he video.

Nike sues MSCHF over shoe in Lil Nas X music video 

Nike is suing Brooklyn art collective MSCHF because of a pair of shoes advertised by Lil Nas X that contained human blood, an inverted cross, a pentagram and the words “Luke 10:18,” according to BBC News

The shoe that was used was a Nike Air Max 97 and Nike says this constitutes “trademark infringement.”

Nike says they never approved of the the “customized Satan Shoes.”