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Downpour of Rain, Not Balloons, Expected at DNC Finale

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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There’s a downpour expected during the Democratic National Convention’s close Thursday night, but it will not include the usual convention downpour of red, white and blue balloons. The convention finale was originally planned for the outdoor Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fireworks were going to light up the night sky as President […]

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South Korean Activists Launch Balloons Into North Korea

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Four South Korean defector groups launched balloons loaded with snacks and other items towards North Korea on Friday. The North Korea Peoples’ Liberation Front says it joined three other organizations in dispatching the balloons from near the port city of Incheon. Defectors say they loaded 20 large balloons with snack cakes, compact discs and informational […]

S. Korean Activists Launch More Leaflets Across DMZ

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean activists have floated leaflets attached to balloons into North Korea, calling for the overthrow of North Korean leader Kim Jong-IL. The activists, from a North Korean defector group, say they launched 10 gas-filled balloons carrying 200,000 leaflets from a mountain in a suburb west of Seoul. The group, known as Fighters for Free […]

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