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Fulfilling a dream, South Korea's Moon visits sacred North Korean mountain with Kim

Fulfilling a dream, South Korea's Moon visits sacred North Korean mountain with KimAfter the two leaders pledged new steps aimed at salvaging nuclear talks on Wednesday, Moon and Kim decided to use the final day of their three-day summit to go up the symbolic mountain on the Chinese border together. Moon is known for his love of mountain climbing and has trekked in the Himalayas at least twice. The president has long stated that visiting Mount Paektu, which can also be spelled Baekdu in the South and is known as Changbai in China, was a “long unfulfilled dream”.



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Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano

Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcanoMOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea (AP) — Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.



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Trump shrinks national monument sacred to local tribe, opening it up to mining

Trump shrinks national monument sacred to local tribe, opening it up to miningDonald Trump has said he will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah – opening up more land to drilling and mining companies but overriding the concerns of Native Americans. The two Utah sites, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument were among several US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended reducing in order to make way for more industrial activity on the land they occupy. Senator Orrin Hatch said he had been informed of the news by the President.



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Trump's Gold Star controversy tramples on sacred ground

Trump's Gold Star controversy tramples on sacred groundWhite House chief of staff John Kelly defended President Trump's call to the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger. But the controversy has sullied the sacred ritual of honoring the nation's war casualties.



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