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Our View: Nuclear threat brings world closer to ‘midnight’

There’s been too much reckless talk about the unthinkable: first-strike use of nuclear weapons.

On Sunday, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will receive the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for drawing attention to the “catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.”

The award comes not only as the United States is perhaps as close to nuclear war as it has been in decades, but also as many Americans have adopted a casual indifference to the costs of using nuclear weapons, most notably – and worrisome – among them President Donald Trump.

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