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    Winter Olympics Bring Koreans Under One Flag

    What a show. North and South Korean athletes marched together under a “unification” flag for Friday night’s Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, appearing to have annoyed Seoul’s U.S. ally. After a week of anticipation that he’d encounter America’s nuclear-armed enemy at the competitions in Pyeongchang, South Korea, American Vice President Mike Pence skipped a Friday dinner that placed him next to Pyongyang’s ceremonial head of state. And Saturday, despite U.S. objections, the North’s high-level delegation met with South Korea’s president, with officials expressing hope that the rapprochement might outlast the games.

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