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new study apparently finds that eating too many eggs will increase your chance of dying in a car crash being e
New study apparently finds that eating too many eggs will increase your chance of dying in a car crash, being eaten by a shark, or choking on a hot dog.
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in fairness this was only one part more substance here
In fairness, this was only one part. More substance here: https://t.co/lhtEER8bkR
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holy softball interview yonhap
Holy softball interview, Yonhap https://t.co/epQzC2hOGt
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at least one of the guns in that photo is 100 a non firing toy pirate pistol
At least one of the guns in that photo is 100% a non-firing toy pirate pistol https://t.co/PlLBxrcYZu
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skorea s ministry of unification said that the weekly inter korean meeting scheduled for friday at the kaesong
S.Korea's Ministry of Unification said that the weekly inter-Korean meeting scheduled for Friday at the Kaesong liaison office was canceled after the N.Koreans said they would not send senior officials. The ministry had not yet confirmed why the officials decided not to attend.
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south korea s presidential blue house its difficult to assess the current situation based on choe son huis rem
South Korea's presidential Blue House: “It’s difficult to assess the current situation based on Choe Son Hui’s remarks alone. We are closely monitoring the situation. Under any circumstances, our government will make efforts for the resumption of North Korea-US talks.”
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theyre putting down a marker saying which way things are headed if nothing changes says of today s statements
“They’re putting down a marker, saying which way things are headed if nothing changes,” @Joshua_Pollack says of today's statements that North Korea may consider breaking off talks with the US or ending its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests. https://t.co/0Zqn9zg6nA
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in south korea shares of companies exposed to north korea plunged as much as 11 after choe s comments that nor
In South Korea, shares of companies exposed to North Korea plunged as much as 11% after Choe's comments that North Korea is reconsidering nuclear talks with the United States, while South Korean defense companies surged more than 25%.
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separately in beijing premier li keqiang urged patience and more dialogue between north korea and the united s
Separately in Beijing, Premier Li Keqiang urged patience and more dialogue between North Korea and the United States.
“The peninsula problem can be said to be complicated and long-standing, and it cannot be solved overnight,” Li said.
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ap says choe s briefing lasted nearly an hour and journalists were not allowed to ask questions
AP says Choe's briefing lasted nearly an hour and journalists were not allowed to ask questions.

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breaking kcna says north korea will reconsider summit with trump if us insists on it giving up nuclear program
BREAKING: KCNA says North Korea will "reconsider" summit with Trump if U.S. insists on it giving up nuclear program, says it will never give up its nuclear program in exchange for economic trade with the United States
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breaking north korea s foreign ministry has said pyongyang will never yield to us demands says to be consideri
BREAKING: North Korea's foreign ministry has said Pyongyang will "never yield" to US demands, says to be considering breaking off denuclearisation talks, Russia's TASS news agency reports
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wild story out of spain a group of unidentified men entered north korea s embassy in madrid last friday bound
Wild story out of Spain: A group of unidentified men entered North Korea's embassy in Madrid last Friday, bound and gagged staff, and drove off four hours later with computers, https://t.co/2KcPh4jtJg
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we hear a lot about rhinos and elephants but giraffe populations have also plummeted in a silent extinction
We hear a lot about rhinos and elephants, but giraffe populations have also plummeted in a "silent extinction" https://t.co/qGiOJrCXFE
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senior state department official says this morning that north korea asked for almost all sanctions imposed sin
Senior State Department official says this morning that North Korea asked for almost all sanctions imposed since 2016 to be lifted, including restrictions on "a broad range of products including metals, raw materials, transportation, seafood, coal exports, refined petroleum..."
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south korea s blue house north korea has never promised to shut down this missile base it has never signed any
South Korea's Blue House: "North Korea has never promised to shut down this missile base. It has never signed any agreement, any negotiation that makes shutting down missile bases mandatory... There is no agreement, no negotiation that makes it necessary for it to be declared." https://t.co/6hhdpw0CXX
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after wh press were kicked out of kim jong un s hotel white house tried to exclude any print reporters from ob
After WH press were kicked out of Kim Jong Un's hotel, White House tried to exclude any print reporters from observing Trump's dinner with Kim, and only allowed one after protests. Said it was because of "sensitivities over shouted questions" (per pool report).
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kim jong un is set to make an announcement soon on talks senior north korean diplomat choe son hui told a brie
Kim Jong Un is set to make an announcement soon on talks, senior North Korean diplomat Choe Son-hui told a briefing in Pyongyang, according to TASS
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ap s report north korea has no intention of compromising or continuing talks unless the us takes measures that
AP's report: North Korea has no intention of compromising or continuing talks unless the U.S. takes measures that are commensurate to the changes it has taken — such as the 15-month moratorium on launches and tests — and changes its “political calculation”https://t.co/YGmeOssE3m
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choe us secretary of state michael pompeo and us national security adviser john bolton created the atmosphere
Choe: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US National Security Adviser John Bolton "created the atmosphere of hostility and mistrust and, therefore, obstructed the constructive effort for negotiations between the supreme leaders of North Korea and the United States."
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