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Han Seohee (right) and fellow North Korean defectors Lee Gwang-sung (left) and Hwang Soyeon (center) are regulars on Moranbong Club, a South Korean talk show featuring North Korean defectors. "There's a lot of prejudice toward North Korean defectors in South Korea," Han says. "So I wanted to show South Koreans that we're living here and trying the best we can." Haeryun Kang/for NPR hide caption

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South Korea's Newest TV Stars Are North Korean Defectors

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The Buick Envision, built in China, was on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will soon go on sale in the U.S. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Growing Investments, China's Influence In Autos Is Expanding

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Qiao Guohua patrols a 5-mile stretch of the Great Wall of China. Roughly a third of the wall's 12,000 miles have crumbled to dust, and saving what's left may be the world's greatest challenge in cultural preservation. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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China's Great Wall Is Crumbling In Many Places; Can It Be Saved?

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Sophomore Morgan Wang (center) takes part in a rehearsal of The Miser at Arroyo Pacific Academy in Arcadia, Calif., last November. Wang plays Marianne in the play. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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Growing Numbers Of Chinese Teens Are Coming To America For High School

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LA Enclave Encourages Chinese Teens Furthering Their Education

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French President Francois Hollande (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a ceremony Monday to lay the foundation stone for the headquarters of the International Solar Allliance at Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Saurabh Das/AP hide caption

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North Korea Detains U.S. Student For 'Hostile Act'

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A uniformed tour guide gestures to tourists outside the War Museum in Pyongyang. U.S. citizens can visit North Korea as tourists. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea Claims It Has U.S. Student In Custody

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Solange Ferreira bathes her son Jose Wesley, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Poco Fundo, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, that it has found the strongest evidence so far of a possible link between a mosquito-borne virus and a surge of birth defects in Brazil. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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