North Korean sanctions

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Kentucky Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr is advising President Donald Trump to keep one playing card in his deck during high-stakes talks with North Korea: a robust sanctions bill he passed through the U.S. House of Representatives last year.

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Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr opened hearings Wednesday on draft legislation that would impose secondary sanctions on foreign banks that do business with North Korea.