Things you should know today: 10/23/17

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Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

Shizuo Kambayashi
In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera speaks during a press conference at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo. Onodera is sounding an alarm on North Korea, saying its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to what he called an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Odonera said his country endorses the U.S. view that “all options” must be considered, including military action, to prevent North Korea from launching its nuclear missiles.

Fallen soldier’s widow: ‘Nothing to say’ to Trump

MATIAS J. OCNER
FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Fla. Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, that she has nothing to say to the president, adding that his phone call to her made “me cry even worse.” (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP, File)

The pregnant widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson contradicted President Donald Trump’s account of their phone call about her husband’s death. “He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” she said.

Sgt. Bergdahl faces life in prison for endangering comrades

Andrew Craft
FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves a motions hearing during a lunch break in Fort Bragg, N.C. The fate of Bergdahl rests in a judge’s hands now that the Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Sentencing for Bergdahl starts Monday, Oct. 23, at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic testimony about soldiers and a Navy SEAL badly hurt while they searched for the missing Bergdahl. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before a military judge to determine the length of his punishment for leaving his post in Afghanistan and endangering comrades. Bergdahl pleaded guilty, but other factors may not be in his favor for his final hearing.

Stranger Things Parody: We Have to Save Will

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There’s nothing Joyce Byers won’t do for her son, even if it means decorating the entire house for the holidays in this new sketch from Studio C.

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