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Why North Korea is so afraid of K-pop

(CNN) — North Korea is doubling down on its culture war, warning citizens to stay away from all things South Korean -- including its fashion, music, hairstyles and even slang. In the past decade, South Korea has emerged as a formidable cultural force, with products from makeup to K-pop and...
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How West Virginia's lawmakers voted in Washington this week

WASHINGTON — Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes this week, the U.S. Senate also passed Senate Resolution 309, expressing support for the Pledge of Allegiance; and the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act — S. 189 — to increase, effective Dec. 1, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
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Freeland veteran pens first book about war and life

To a wounded Marine, a Navy corpsman means surviving the battlefield. The corpsman saves lives, sometimes at a cost of their own, wrote Joseph “Joe” Barna of Freeland in his book, “God Made Angels and Navy Corpsmen: A Korean War Veteran’s Memories of the War and Life,” which was published by Page Publishing this year.
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North Korea state media mocks South's 'tragic' housing market

July 23 (UPI) -- North Korea blasted South Korea's rising home prices Friday in a statement that claimed the Kim Jong Un regime's "socialist system" was superior to the South's capitalist economy. Pyongyang propaganda service DPRK Today said that home ownership is a "lifelong dream" for the people of South...
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Community Foundation Update (07/24/2021)

The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, an affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation, has established the Flagstaff Flash Flood Disaster Relief Fund with a $10,000 seed grant from ACF in support of recovery and rebuilding efforts. The fund will address post-flood recovery, repair, and community rebuilding efforts, including environmental and infrastructure projects, community cleanup, support for displaced families and animals, and rehabilitation and rebuilding of damaged buildings or homes resulting from the flash floods.
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The Best Korean Dramas on Netflix to Watch Right Now

South Korea is one of the world’s biggest exporters of popular culture. From K-pop to K-dramas, Parasite to BTS, the East Asian country knows how to reach an international audience. Korean TV, especially K-dramas, have long been of interest to western markets, but it’s no longer just the Korean diaspora or romance drama fans underserved by western markets checking out K-dramas, international watchers of Korean dramas have become much more “mainstream” in the last few years, especially with Netflix’s increased focus and investment in the region.

Deputy Secretary of State Says U.S. Has 'Offered to Sit and Dialogue' with North Korea

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said the U.S. and South Korea offered to enter into dialogue with North Korea as the country deals with the COVID pandemic. Sherman, who is the No. 2 U.S. diplomat at the State Department, spoke to journalists in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Friday, following a meeting with the country's officials.
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‘Three’s Company’ Star Suzanne Somers on Entertaining American Troops: ‘One of the Most Fulfilling Things in Life’

Former Three’s Company star Suzanne Somers said she grew up believing that serving your country was one of the most important and noble things a person could do. She told Fox News that her blue-collar parents and relatives reinforced with their own hard work. And it’s why she was honored when the USO asked her to help entertain US Troops stationed overseas.
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North Korean defectors forced to pay more in bribes, research says

July 23 (UPI) -- North Korea is cracking down on defections as arbitrary home searches and surveillance are on the rise, according to a new annual report from Seoul's Korea Institute for National Unification. The 2021 White Paper on Human Rights in North Korea published Friday states North Koreans who...

Scratch that wanderlust itch

MISS the good old days of trekking around the globe? Agoda has the perfect solution to keep your wanderlust alive – all from safety of your own home. Even in lockdown, travel is still clearly on the minds of many. According to a recent survey by Agoda on post-pandemic travel, 34% of Malaysians are eager to embark on vacations once it is safe to do so. Out of this group, 18% can’t wait to take a holiday abroad and 16% are looking forward to a trip or staycation locally after the pandemic ends.

Take Cover! North Korea’s Artillery Could Decimate the South

Much of Pyongyang’s artillery is in range of the Seoul Greater Metropolitan Area, which begins just 25 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas. Here's What You Need to Remember: A North Korean artillery barrage could inflict as many as 250,000 casualties in Seoul alone, RAND reported, citing a U.S. Defense Department estimate.