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Posted: February 13, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “They will not be tolerated, and they will be met with North Korea’s increasing isolation and pressure under United Nations sanctions.” Susan Rice, The American ambassador to the United Nations, on North Korea’s continued work on its nuclear and missile programs Article, 1A Smoking ban gains steam in Russia MOSCOW — Russia’s lower house of parliament Tuesday passed a bill prohibiting smoking in public places, an extraordinary measure in a country where about 60 percent of adult men smoke cigarettes.

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