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friends and family reunion road trip: day eight: long-distance friends meet up in san francisco

Yesterday, after we dropped the pups at daycare, Allan and I took the BART into the city, but got off at separate stops. Allan was meeting a blog-friend (someone we have met before, and went to a game with the last time we were here, in 2010), and then had an appointment at Kayo Books, a mecca for collectors of pulp paperbacks. Allan always hunts down used book stores when we travel, but this was a special find, something he's wanted to do for years. (As usual, I had no idea of this until we pla...
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S.Korea July Exports Jump for Ninth Straight Month, Though Pace Slows

By Cynthia KimSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's exports jumped in July as overseas demand for chips and biohealth products extended export growth to...
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S.Korea July Exports Jump to Record Though Growth Pace Slows

By Cynthia KimSEOUL (Reuters) -South Korean exports jumped to a record high in July as overseas demand for chips and biohealth products extended...
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Tokyo Olympics live updates: Women's 100m, Team USA baseball vs. Korea to close out Saturday; Novak Djokovic fails to medal

The title of fastest woman alive is on the line Saturday night in Japan. Team USA baseball plays Korea. Novak Djokovic fails to medal.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Tokyo Olympics live updates: Women's 100m, Team USA baseball vs. Korea close out Saturday; Novak Djokovic fails to medal

The title of fastest woman alive is on the line Saturday night in Japan. Team USA baseball plays Korea. Novak Djokovic fails to medal.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mississippi Man the First to Brew, Bottle Unique Tea in US

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It’s called mugicha in Japan, boricha in Korea, and damaicha in China, but a Jackson businessman calls the Asian grain-based tea opportunity.
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McKibbin and Mehaffey shine at home

Jordan Smith. Picture: Getty Images Tom McKibbin and Olivia Mehaffey opened with three-under-par rounds to head the home challenge in the ISPS Handa World Invitational at Massereene and Galgorm Castle.Holywood star McKibbin (18) was tied 11th after he made three birdies in a flawless 67 opening round at Massereene, where Mehaffey fired a three-under 7...
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US Takes Ownership of Ship Suspected in N. Korea Oil Scheme

A tanker ship allegedly used in an illegal scheme to smuggle oil to North Korea has a brand-new owner: the U.S. government.
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20 historical fiction books that will whisk you to a different world

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Some of the best historical fiction books of all time include "The Vanishing Half," "Pachinko," "The Nightingale," "Where the Crawdads Sing," and "The Underground Railroad." Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Historical fiction books offer an exciting way to learn about significant events in history. We listed some of the best books of all time, from "Pachinko" to "The Vanishing Half." Want more books? He...
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Are We All Getting More Depressed?: A New Study Analyzing 14 Million Books, Written Over 160 Years, Finds the Language of Depression Steadily Rising

The relations between thought, language, and mood have become subjects of study for several scientific fields of late. Some of the conclusions seem to echo religious notions from millennia ago. “As a man thinketh, so he is,” for example, proclaims a famous verse in Proverbs (one that helped spawn a self-help movement in 1903). Positive psychology might agree. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought,” says one translation of the Buddhist Dhammapada, a sentiment that cognitive beha...
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Korean ‘Masked Singer’ Broadcaster MBC Unveils New ‘Masked Talent’ Format

“The Masked Talent,” a new format from Korea’s MBC, creators of global hit “The Masked Singer,” is currently in production. Unlike the celebrity-driven “The Masked Singer” and spin-off “The Masked Dancer,” where the focus is on who is behind the mask, “The Masked Talent” is a non-celebrity masked audition format concentrating on singing skills and […]
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North and South Korea have restored direct communication hotlines that were abruptly severed over a year ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in stroll together at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea on April 27, 2018 amid a period of diplomatic engagement that would end abruptly two years later. Korea Summit Press Pool via AP North and South Korea reopened hotlines on Tuesday for direct communication between the two countries. The lines were severed last summer, when the North also destroyed a joint liaison office. Nor...
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The Latest: S Korea Sets Another New High for Daily Cases

South Korea is reporting a new daily high for coronavirus cases a day after authorities enforced stringent restrictions in areas outside the Seoul capital region seeking to slow a nationwide spread of infections.
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S.Korea Begins COVID-19 Vaccination for Chip, Electronics Workers

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday launched COVID-19 vaccinations for workers at key computer chip and electronic businesses to...
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Starbucks to Exit S.Korea Venture Valued at Over $2 Billion

By Shubham Kalia and Joyce Lee(Reuters) -Starbucks Corp is exiting its joint venture in South Korea, the U.S. coffee giant's fifth-largest market,...
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Tokyo 2020: S Korea TV sorry for using pizza to depict Italy

MBC also used Chernobyl to depict Ukraine and Dracula to show Romania at the Opening Ceremony.
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Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Sunday July 25

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Sunday July 25. Highlights includes skateboarding, swimming and the triathlon. SUNDAY, JULY 25 CNBC 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. – Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Japan (LIVE) Diving – Women’s Synchronized Springboard Final (LIVE) Archery – Women’s Team Final (LIVE) 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Skateboarding – Women’s Street Final (LIVE) Rugby – Men’s Qualifying Round (LIVE) Archery – Men’s Team Elimination Round Skateboarding – Women’s Street Final (LIVE) Fencing – Men’s Ind...
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South Korea is cracking down on unregistered crypto exchanges - just as the 'bitcoin kimchi premium' hits a 4-month low

Eun Sung-soo, the chairman of the South Korean Financial Services Commission. Reuters South Korean regulators are cracking down on unregistered foreign crypto exchanges. Foreign virtual-asset providers must register with the regulator if they 'target' South Koreans. South Korean regulators have been reining in crypto exchanges and trading. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. South Korea is cracking down on unregistered foreign crypto exchanges...
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US Diplomat Worried About Pandemic, Food Supply in N Korea

America’s No. 2 diplomat has expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortage linked to the pandemic, and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program.
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U.S. Seeks 'Reliable, Predictable' Way Forward With N. Korea

By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) -The United States is seeking a "reliable, predictable and constructive" way to secure progress in stalled...
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S.Korea Vows to Shut Down Labour Rally as Violation of COVID Restrictions

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government on Friday warned the country's main labour federation to cancel a planned rally in...
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China Launches New Anti-Dumping Probe Into Steel Products From Japan, S.Korea and EU

By Min Zhang and Dominique PattonBEIJING (Reuters) -China on Friday launched an anti-dumping investigation into grain oriented flat-rolled...
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US, S. Korea Say They'll Push North to Return to Nuke Talks

Top U.S. and South Korean officials agreed to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program.
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US, S. Korea Agree to Convince North to Return to Nuke Talks

Top U.S. and South Korean officials agreed to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program.
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The Latest: S Korea Has New Daily High for 2nd Day in a Row

South Korea is reporting 1,842 newly confirmed coronavirus cases for the previous 24 hours — setting a new pandemic single-day record for the second straight day.
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What to know about derivatives and how they allow investors to hedge, leverage and speculate

When dealing with derivatives, the investor doesn’t actually own the underlying assets - they’re simply betting on whether their value will go up or down. Tang Ming Tung/Getty Derivatives are contracts that derive their price from an underlying asset, index, or security. There are two types of derivatives: over-the-counter derivatives and standardized derivatives. Derivatives are used to hedge against risk and can be used to speculate. Visit Insider's Investing Reference library for mo...
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Japan, US, S Korea Reaffirm Cooperation on N Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to work together on North Korea’s denuclearization and other regional threats but made no progress in bringing closer together the two U.S. allies.
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U.S., Japan, South Korea Send Clear Message to N.Korea - U.S. Diplomat

By Ju-min ParkTOKYO (Reuters) - The United States, Japan and South Korea are sending a clear message with their coordination on policy towards...
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U.S., Japan, S.Korea Vow to Deepen Climate, Pandemic Cooperation - U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and her Japanese and South Korean counterparts committed in talks to deepening...
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3 times the US military brought back 'obsolete' weapons to take on new enemies

The USS New Jersey with all guns blazing. US Navy The US military regularly sends old hardware to its storage depots and boneyards. But the Pentagon has also brought back old gear and designs to counter new and emerging threats. See more stories on Insider's business page. 1. Battleships Once thought to be the cornerstone of naval power, the advent of naval aviation and the rise of the aircraft carrier in WWII was the beginning of the end for the large-gunned ships of the line.Though ...
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