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    Reports Say Russian Troops Massing Near North Korea

    Attention span check: Remember the whole nuclear thing? After Pyongyang’s failed missile test and the discovery that a U.S. carrier group hadn’t really been steaming toward the Korean Peninsula, the world seemed to forget about that kerfuffle. But not Russia, which has reportedly moved troops and weaponry to its border with the Hermit Kingdom. That’s got neighbors — especially the 25 million Seoul residents living within range of the North’s artillery — considering their options as tensions mount between America’s mercurial new president and his even less predictable enemy, Kim Jong-un.

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