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NJ man specialist in barbecue, N. Korean diplomacy

The way Robert Egan sees it, New Jerseyans and North Koreans have a lot in common. They're family-centered, fiercely loyal and often misunderstood by outsiders.Full story

North Korean leader Kim used luxury yacht to tour coast: website

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un toured the impoverished country's east coast last month in a 95-foot luxury yacht, a boat that could be prohibited under U.N. sanctions, a website that tracks events in the reclusive state said. Full story

US offers open to talks with North Korea to stop threats

  Top talkers: The Washington Post’s David Ignatius joins the Morning Joe panel to discuss how serious the U.S. should take North Korea’s threats. Ignatius calls the threats “a direct military challenge to the United States.”

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  N. Korea to celebrate year of Kim Jong Un in power

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The anniversary of Kim Jong Un's leadership is celebrated in the streets of Pyongyang while the country continues their threat of war with a ballistic missile launch. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waving during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War
KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waving during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waves during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on July 30, 2013. REUTE

KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War
KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attends a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on July 30, 2013. REUTERS/KC

KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un smiling during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War
KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un smiling during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un smiles during a photo session with overseas Koreans who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on July 30, 2013. REUT

KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a photo session with war veteran delegates who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War
KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a photo session with war veteran delegates who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attends a photo session with war veteran delegates who took part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce of the Korean War, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on July 30, 2013. REUTE