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  1. Rodman and Team of Ex-NBA All Stars Arrive in North Korea

    North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un will be receiving a special gift for his birthday tomorrow: a basketball game orchestrated by his self-declared friend, Dennis Rodman. A group of former NBA athletes, including ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker, will play against a local team in an effort to show the world, as Rodman puts it, that North Korea is “not that bad.” This is Rodman’s fourth visit to Pyongyang in a year. Critics have voiced concern over the athletes playing ball with a dictator accused of human rights violations, but Rodman hopes the game will help open a dialog with North Korea.

    Sources: NYT, USA Today

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