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10:05am

Mon December 9, 2013
Children's Health

Infants At Risk Due To Blood-Test Delays

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 6:09 pm

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10:05am

Mon December 9, 2013
Economy

Why A 'Living' Wage Doesn't Add Up

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 1:44 pm

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9:35am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Images Appear To Confirm Removal Of Top North Korean Official

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 3:42 pm

A still image taken from North Korea's state-run television footage and released Monday shows Jang Song Thaek being forcibly removed by uniformed personnel from a meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang.
Yonhap/Reuters/Landov

We told you last week about a report from North Korea that an uncle of Kim Jong Un, the country's leader, was dismissed from a key defense post.

The uncle in question is Jang Song Thaek, who is married to the sister of Kim's late father, Kim Jong Il. As NPR's Scott Neuman noted, there have been previous reports of Jang's dismissal only for him to be back in power, apparently rehabilitated. Well, not this time — or so it would seem.

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9:12am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Thai Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament, Calls New Elections

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 3:27 pm

Anti-government protesters carry a Thai national flag as they march Monday in Bangkok.
Sakchai Lalit AP

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the country's Parliament on Monday and called early elections in the face of anti-government protests that began last month. But protest leaders said their goal was to rid Thai politics of her family's influence, and to that end, they want to replace Yingluck's elected government with an unelected "people's council."

A government spokesman said a new vote would be held Feb. 2, but the date must be approved by Thailand's Election Commission. Yingluck says she'll remain as caretaker leader until a new prime minister is named.

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9:11am

Mon December 9, 2013
The Protojournalist

Project Xpat: How It Sounds To Live In Senegal

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 3:59 pm

Juliana Peluso

An American volunteer in the Peace Corps, Juliana Peluso, 24, lives in Kanel, Senegal, in West Africa.

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