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Kim’s Ransom

The White House is still considering a limited strike against North Korea, but insiders worry it could spiral into a wider war

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DIVIDES THAT BIND Moon, right, shakes hands with Kim Yo Jong in Seoul. He will likely come under domestic pressure to attend a summit in Pyongyang soon.
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AS THE 2018 WINTRE OLYMPICS opened in South Korea, 22 North Korean athletes joined the team from Seoul and paraded into the stadium together under a blue and white “unification” flag. South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And sitting awkwardly nearby was U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who studiously avoided the guests from Pyongyang.

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