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North Korea gives media a look at detained American

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of North Korea presented a detained American student before the media on Monday in Pyongyang, where he tearfully apologized for attempting to steal a political banner at the behest, he said, of a member of a church back home who wanted it as a “trophy” from a staff-only section of the hotel where he had been staying.

Study examines little-known WWII internment camp in Alaska

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska Alice Tanaka Hikido clearly remembers the bewilderment and sense of violation she felt 74 years ago when FBI agents rifled through her family’s Juneau home, then arrested her father before he was sent to Japanese internment camps, including a little-known camp in pre-statehood Alaska.

A blind penguin gets airborne in a New Zealand marine haven

FLEA BAY, New Zealand Blindy the little blue penguin was born without functioning eyes and developed the unusual habit of swimming in tight circles.

So to prevent the bird from continually crashing into the side of the small pond where it swims, Shireen Helps began tossing it out into deeper water. Penguins are flightless but Blindy, for a few moments anyway, gets to be airborne.