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Mar 14, 2014 — Also: Winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award are announced; Martha Woodruff decodes the confusing world of book auctions.
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Dec 29, 2011 — The North Korean Central News Agency apparently deployed its latest weapon — Photoshop — to digitally remove a small group of mourners from the left edge of the funeral photo. The people watching Wednesday's procession were replaced by pristine snow.
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Dec 29, 2011 — The young heir to the familial dynasty that has ruled the nation since 1948 was very publicly proclaimed to have taken his father's place. Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17.
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Dec 28, 2011 — Carefully crafted images of new leader Kim Jong Un walking beside his father's casket are aimed at telling the world that a stable succession is underway, experts say.
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Dec 27, 2011 — Wednesday's service is shrouded in mystery. Nations around the world will be watching for any clues about the country's future. Meanwhile, the heir to Kim Jong Il's leadership post showed a rare bit of emotion earlier today.
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Dec 22, 2011 — The state news agency reports that a thunderous noise shook an iced-over lake, marking the death of Kim Jong Il.
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Dec 21, 2011 — While North Korea's official news agency has been reporting about widespread grief following the death of Kim Jong Il, the first descriptions from a foreign diplomat offer a slightly different view.
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Dec 20, 2011 — North Korean state media are praising Kim Jong Il's chosen heir and bestowing him with titles — signs that party leaders in the communist state are standing behind the plan for him to succeed his father.
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Dec 19, 2011 — The film — inspired by Godzilla — was Kim's crowning achievement of Communist propaganda.
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Dec 19, 2011 — Did some folks seriously think it was the rapper who died, not North Korean leader Kim Jong Il? Maybe. But we're betting most were just having fun.
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