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    North Korea Stages Military Parade Ahead of Olympics

    Was that a gesture? Pyongyang’s anticipated military parade — rescheduled from April in a move many saw as intended to rattle South Korea’s nerves before tomorrow’s Winter Olympics opening ceremonies — appeared relatively low-key today. Maybe that’s because on Saturday, the North’s 22-member diplomatic delegation, including leader Kim Jong Un’s influential sister, Kim Yo Jong, will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Meanwhile, Pyeongchang’s norovirus cases have ballooned from 32 to 86, leaving the Olympic hosts scrambling to find the outbreak’s source.

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