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Crazy for K-pop

Music | A Korean pop culture wave has spread around the world, and now young Americans are swooning to the music
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/01/19, 03:26 pm

As fans awaited the beginning of a Korean pop concert on a summer night at Madison Square Garden, concert promoters played a video on proper etiquette. Screaming or jumping around too much, it warned, could ruin the show for others.

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Associated Press/Photo by Lee Jin-man

U.S. swimmer breaks Phelps’ butterfly record

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/26/19, 12:13 pm

U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps’ decade-old world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday. In his semifinal heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Dressel finished in 49.50 seconds, beating Phelps’ 2009 time at the world meet in Rome by 0.32 seconds.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ahn Young-joon

North Korea launches short-range missiles

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/25/19, 11:34 am

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea early Thursday, marking the first missile test since the country agreed to resume talks with the United States. The two missiles were fired near the coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 267 miles and 428 miles, respectively, before landing in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. “Our military is closely monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture,” the statement said.

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