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Kim Hak-min, 30, is an electrical engineering student at Sogang University who fixes iPhones as a side business. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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How Steve Jobs Helped This North Korean Defector 'Think Different'

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People watch as coverage of an ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysts: North Korea Improves Its Capabilities With Each Missile Test

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A man looks at images depicting missile launches and military exercises, on a display board in Pyongyang, North Korea, earlier this week. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Koreans enjoy beer and snacks last August during the Taedonggang Beer Festival in Pyongyang. The festival, the first of its kind in the country, was held as a promotional event for the locally brewed beer. Korean signs in the background read "Our country is the best." Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the sanctions will show those who work against America's interests that their "actions have consequences." Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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The U.S. is planning to ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, tourism companies say. Earlier this week, Korean People's Army soldiers walked past portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il at the Korean Revolutionary Museum in Pyongyang. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The North Korean website promises tourists a cornucopia of attractions, including beautiful hikes and even surfing trips. Unmentioned: the 16 Americans who have been detained by North Korea in the past decade, according to the U.S. State Department. National Tourism Administration, DPR Korea/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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South Korean soldiers stand guard at the village of Panmunjom, on the border shared by South and North Korea, last week. On Monday, Seoul proposed opening new talks to defuse escalating tensions along the border. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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A shelter sign is displayed at the entrance to a subway station in Seoul on Wednesday, a day after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. Subway stations are designated as shelters in case of aerial bombardment, part of the city's response to the threat posed by North Korea. But many Seoul residents take the threat in stride. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Calm In Seoul As The North Korea Question Grows More Urgent

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Soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Watching Foreign Movies Is Illegal In North Korea, But Some Do It Anyway

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South Korean soldiers in Seoul walk by a TV news program showing a file image of a missile being test-launched. North Korea on Tuesday test-launched another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, U.S. and South Korean officials said. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Tillerson Confirms North Korea Missile An ICBM, Calls For Global Action

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U.S. and South Korean soldiers of the combined 2nd Infantry Division train at Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu, South Korea, in 2015. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In Trump Meeting With South Korean Leader, A Chance To Reaffirm 'Ironclad' Ties

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Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, (center) will meet with President Trump on Thursday and Friday. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader

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Mya Soe, 58, holds a photograph of his daughter Kyi Pyar Soe on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, last year. He says he was told that his daughter was trafficked to China. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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