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North Korea's Threats Grow More Ominous

North Korea scrapped the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the Korean War, escalating fears of a preemptive nuclear attack on the U.S. Tuft University Korean studies professor Sung-Yoon Lee discusses this precarious moment for North Korea, its neighbors and the international community.
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Irish Music

Kojo explores the legacy of traditional Irish music in modern America and why it still resonates with so many people without Irish heritage.

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The Ale That Men Brew: Iron Maiden Serves Up A Beer

Three decades after giving the world The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden is poised to release its latest work — and it's a beer. "As a fan of traditional English cask beer, I thought this could actually be something really exciting," singer Bruce Dickinson says.
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African Diva Kidjo Empowered By 'Bad Religion'

Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo is considered Africa's greatest living diva. She says music is her outlet for pleasure and activism. Kidjo shares some of the songs that have inspired her over the years.
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In Algeria, Foreign Companies On Alert

Since terrorists seized an oil and gas site in the Algerian desert in January, foreign companies operating in the country have been worried about keeping their personnel safe. And in Algeria, that problem is compounded by the war in neighboring Mali against Islamist extremists.
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Life Of A Chinese Hacker: Work Is Awful, Pay Is Lousy, Boss Doesn't Understand

The Los Angeles Times looks at the blog posts written over a 4-year period by "Rocy Bird," who told tales of what it's like inside a People's Liberation Army hacking unit.
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No Pope Yet: Black Smoke Rises After Morning Votes On Day 2 Of Conclave

Catholics around the world are watching the roof of the Vatican again to learn if their church has a new pope. If they see black smoke, that means the church's cardinals still haven't decided. White smoke and bells signal that a pope has been chosen.
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Syrian Cyber-Rebel Wages War, One Hack At A Time

A 28-year-old computer wizard known as the Harvester, along with his online rebel friends, have hacked into a pro-regime TV station as part of their ongoing battle against the government's electronic army.

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