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    North Korean ‘Head of State’ to Visit South

    He’s in the neighborhood. North Korea is sending top officials, including the leader of its Parliament, Kim Yong Nam, to Seoul ahead of the Winter Olympics this week. Kim, 90, holds a largely ceremonial position as speaker of Pyongyang’s rubber-stamp legislature, and would be the highest-level official to visit the South since the Korean War. It would also put a senior North Korean official and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in close proximity, fueling speculation of direct communication between their two governments as the two Koreas’ athletes compete together.

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