Talking Points: North Korea's largest bomb, California's wine market, passengers and DUIs

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Does North Korea have a nuclear weapon?

The insular nation just completed an underground test of a 6-kiloton nuclear device, the equivalent of 66,000 tons of TNT. The device was barely half the size of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, but it is by far the largest bomb North Korea has tested. The world is now watching to see if North Korea develops a long-range missile that can carry the nuclear warhead.

What is the biggest market for California wine?

Outside of the U.S., it's the European Union. California wine accounted for about 34 percent of all sales of U.S. wines last year, according to the Wine Institute in San Francisco. Sales for the state's wineries jumped in Canada and Asia, as well, with sales up 14 percent in Canada and 18 percent in China. Ninety percent of U.S. exports were from California, with 112.2 million cases shipped. Overall, U.S. wineries set a record $1.43 billion in revenue.

Can a passenger in a car be charged with a DUI?

It's rare, but passengers can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Virginia is prosecuting such a case now. The Roanoke Times reports that a 23-year-old backseat passenger in a car that crashed is being charged with a misdemeanor DUI and reckless driving after police learned that she had grabbed the steering wheel and caused the crash.

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By the staff of
The Washington Examiner