Kim Jong Il’s bodyguard: 11 years serving North Korea

Kim Jong Il's bodyguard: 11 years serving North Korea

Sometimes, Lee Young Guk was mere feet away from Kim Jong Il. From the late 1970s till the late 1980s, Lee was a bodyguard for the then-future leader of North Korea and spent a decade in close proximity to the country's most powerful people. Today, Lee lives in the South Korean capital, Seoul, and travels the world to tell his story. On Tuesday, he was in Geneva at the Human Rights Summit. The 54-year-old has a clear mission…

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NC Student’s Attempt To Get Voter ID Shows Just How Bad Voter Suppression Has Become

NC Student's Attempt To Get Voter ID Shows Just How Bad Voter Suppression Has Become

Logan Graham, a student at North Carolina State University, recently wrote a column in the university’s newspaper, The Technician, expressing his outrage over the troubles he faced when he tried to get a voter ID as an out-of-state student after new, contentious voter ID laws were passed in North Carolina.

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‘Prison Break’ revival season to be filmed in Vancouver

'Prison Break' revival season to be filmed in Vancouver

Another revival season of a hit television series will be filming in Vancouver: Production for Fox Broadcasting Company’s Prison Break‘s so-called ‘limited event series’ is slated to occur in the city, with Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell reprising their original roles in the series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It is unclear whether Miller and Purcell’s ongoing roles in the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was a factor in…

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Ground control bids farewell to Philae comet lander

Ground control bids farewell to Philae comet lander

Mission scientists have decided to give up trying to contact the comet lander Philae. The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission dropped the robot onto Comet 67P in November 2014. But after a troubled landing and 60 hours of operation, there has largely been radio silence from Philae. The German Aerospace Center (DLR), which led the consortium behind Philae, said the lander is probably now covered in dust and too cold to function.

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‘Shawshank’ fugitive captured after 56 years on the run to be released

'Shawshank' fugitive captured after 56 years on the run to be released

The man known to many simply as the “Shawshank fugitive” for his 56 years on the run from an infamous Ohio correctional facility was cleared for release by a parole board this week. Frank Freshwaters, 79, escaped from the Ohio State Reformatory in 1959, after serving two years for parole violation in a manslaughter case. The reformatory was later immortalized as the filming location for the 1994 drama The Shawshank Redemption…

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Get Excited for Geneva 2016: Supercars

Get Excited for Geneva 2016: Supercars

Over the years, the Geneva Motor Show has been the place to reveal the world's fastest and most extreme road cars. Iconic vehicles like the Jaguar XK120, Lotus Carlton, Ferrari F50, Aston Martin One-77 and nigh-on every generation of Porsche 911 GT3 have all made their inaugural showings to the press and public within walking distance of the shores of Lake Geneva. Appropriately, then, Geneva 2016 is dominated…

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