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Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army Deserter Who Fled to North Korea, Has Died in Japan

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New York explosion latest: Suspect had 'improvised bomb' strapped to him on Manhattan subway, say NYPD

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California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History

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US Army deserter who spent decades in N.Korea dies at 77

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Battle for Moscow: How Russia Stopped Nazi Germany's Military

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Dying polar bear roams iceless land for food in 'soul-crushing' video

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In photos: The best Christmas markets in Europe of 2018

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Quality of fake 'supernotes' found in Seoul fan suspicions that North Korea is forging $100 bills

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