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Activists fight North Korea with balloons, DVDs and leaflets

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Some send up plastic leaflets that weigh less than a feather and flutter down from the clouds with calls for democracy or blurry cartoons ridiculing North Korea’s ruler. Some send flash drives loaded with South Korean soap operas, or mini-documentaries about the vast wealth of Southern corporations, or crisp new U.S. dollar bills.

Voyager launch anniversary marked

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Forty years after blasting off, Earth's most distant ambassadors—the twin Voyager spacecraft—are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos.

Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone or anything out there.

This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA's launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant.