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  • ** FILE ** Kim Jong-un inspects North Korea troops in this government photo.

    North Korea deploys long-range missile to its east coast

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  • ** FILE ** North Korean army officers rally at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang. (Associated Press)

    North Korea threatens attack, including nukes, on U.S.

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    A triumphant North Korea staged a mass rally of soldiers and civilians Friday to glorify the country's young ruler, who took a big gamble this week in sending a satellite into orbit in defiance of international warnings.

  • North Korean Vice Marshal Hyon Yong-chol applauds during a meeting at the April 25 House of Culture announcing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's new title of marshal on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

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