Barbara Demick

Author, "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"

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Barbara Demick is New York correspondent and a former Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. The author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, she is a former fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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North Korea’s foreign minister called comments from President Trump a declaration of war.

Tensions rise between North Korea and the U.S.

North Korea’s foreign minister called comments from President Trump a declaration of war.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance with Ri Hong Sop (2nd L) and Hong Sung Mu (2nd R) on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean…

North Korea's game-changer nuclear test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance with Ri Hong Sop (2nd L) and Hong Sung Mu (2nd R) on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean…

from To the Point

Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off.

What's next for US relations with Turkey and North Korea?

Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Left, Right & Center

Buckle up.

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

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Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

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