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Late North Korean Leader’s Legacy Celebrated At Home, Debated Abroad

North Korea honored its former leader Kim Jong Il on his 73rd birthday Monday with fawning praise for his political achievements and for his opposition to the United States. Outside North Korea, human rights groups want the world to remember the late dictator’s legacy of rights abuses, forced labor and mass starvation. The celebration for the late Kim Jong Il began with a massive fireworks display in Pyongyang. The former leader of North Korea died of an apparent heart attack in...

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