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Midday Roundup: Ferguson police chief apologizes publicly

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Showing remorse. The chief of police in Ferguson, Mo., apologized today to the family of slain teenager Michael Brown and to protesters who demonstrated…

U.S. envoy: N. Korea using U.S. detainees as pawns

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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North Korea | The situation looks bleak for the Americans currently detained in North Korea as the country continues to reject U.S. offers to send a high-level envoy to…

Americans in North Korea beg for someone to negotiate their release

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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North Korea | North Korea paraded three American detainees before foreign media in Pyongyang on Monday, appearing to let them speak freely about their plight. The…

Family pleads for detained American’s release from North Korea

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | The family of an American man detained in North Korea for “anti-state” crimes apologized to the country yesterday and pleaded with officials to show mercy…

North Korea deserves unrelenting attention for unrelenting atrocities

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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North Korea | WASHINGTON—Shin Dong-Hyuk spoke in a calm monotone as he recounted how North Korean prison guards dangled him over a fire. Because he thought the guards…

Globe Trot: Karachi airport reopens after brazen Taliban attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: The Karachi airport is open again after terrorists orchestrated a brazen five-hour siege—the largest-scale attack at the nation’s busiest…

Bergdahl’s free, but what about other Americans held captive abroad?

By Ryan Hill
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Foreign Policy | The woman in a black headdress and the man in a blue smock shirt have had enough of their Asian vacation. They never planned to stay past her due date, or to…

Baptist missionary sentenced to lifetime of hard labor in North Korea

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | North Korea has sentenced South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung Wook (or Kim Jung Uk, according to North Korean spelling) to a lifetime of hard labor for…

Web Reads: WWI photos, North Korean souvenirs, and sky-high rent

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Pictures of war. The Atlantic began running a 10-part series featuring photographs of World War I. Part one sets the stage for the war with a 1910 photo of nine…

Midday Roundup: Tornadoes torture South for second night

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Southern sorrow. Tens of thousands of Southerners are without power today after a devastating storm system roared across portions of Oklahoma, Louisiana,

North Korean drones surrender to the South

By Rob Holmes
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North Korea | Three recently captured drones provide the first concrete evidence that North Korea is using unmanned aircraft to infiltrate South Korean airspace, including…

UN Council calls for action against North Korea

By Daniel James Devine
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North Korea | The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday called on world powers to hold officials in North Korea accountable for atrocities committed within the…

 
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