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Life in Chapters: A life in and out of prison

Author’s Note: Some of the information in this article could not be independently verified Life has never been easy for 62-year-old Talib Akbar. Born in Mississippi (town unspecified), he was the youngest child in a family on the run from an abusive stepfather. They made

Defectors and death camps: a glimpse into North Korea

Recently, a high-ranking North Korean intelligence official defected to South Korea. He is the second highest-ranking official to have defected in the country’s history. Since Kim Jong-Un came to power, North Korea has seen more defectors than ever. The consequences for defecting are gruesome. The