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The sad saga of North Korea's airport ATMs

In this April 11, 2017 photo, a man and woman stand at a counter next to a Ryugyong Commercial Bank automated teller machine at the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang�s now has two. But they don�t work, because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials, and it�s not clear when they will. ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that those in the capital�s shiny new Sunan International Airport have a video screen near the top showing how they work and how to set up an account to use them. The explanatory video is in Korean, but the machines, which are meant primarily for Chinese businesspeople and tourists, don�t give out cash in the North Korean currency.

No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials — and it's not clear when they will.

Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

In this April 13, 2017, photo, a crane towers over construction work at the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Wittenberg, Wis. The Ho-Chunk is adding a hotel and a restaurant to the site, stoking fears from rival Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans that the expanded facility will hurt business at that tribe's nearby North Star casino.

An increasingly bitter quarrel between a Mohican band and the Ho-Chunk Nation in central Wisconsin illustrates how tribes across the country are clashing as they battle for gambling revenue in an ever-tightening market.

Honor guard on duty today at MSP for dive team member killed during search

About two dozen Twin Cities firefighters and police officers volunteered as an honor guard Sunday afternoon at Mpls.-St. Paul International airport as the body of a dive team member arrived there en route to North Dakota. Lori Pohanka-Kalama, a member of the Morgan's Point fire and police dive team in central Texas, died while searching for a soldier who got swept away in a rain-swollen creek.

The N.D. native's casket and grieving family will be watched over at the airport

Centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen in fight to lead France

A worker places the ballots on a table at a polling station at the town hall of Saint Jean le Vieux, southwestern France, Friday, April 21, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

College student killed during hammer throw at track meet

A college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago.



About two dozen Twin Cities firefighters and police officers volunteered as an honor guard Sunday afternoon at Mpls.-St. Paul International airport as the body of a dive team member arrived there en route to North Dakota. Lori Pohanka-Kalama, a member of the Morgan's Point fire and police dive team in central Texas, died while searching for a soldier who got swept away in a rain-swollen creek.

Honor guard on duty today at MSP for dive team member killed during search

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When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

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In this April 13, 2017, photo, a crane towers over construction work at the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Wittenberg, Wis. The Ho-Chunk is adding a hotel and a restaurant to the site, stoking fears from rival Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans that the expanded facility will hurt business at that tribe's nearby North Star casino.

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In this April 11, 2017 photo, a man and woman stand at a counter next to a Ryugyong Commercial Bank automated teller machine at the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang�s now has two. But they don�t work, because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials, and it�s not clear when they will. ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that those in the capital�s shiny new Sunan International Airport have a video screen near the top showing how they work and how to set up an account to use them. The explanatory video is in Korean, but the machines, which are meant primarily for Chinese businesspeople and tourists, don�t give out cash in the North Korean currency.

The sad saga of North Korea's airport ATMs

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Jordan Smith hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Gophers over Nebraska 5-3 on Saturday in Big Ten baseball at Siebert Field before 1,183 fans. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

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When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo, Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingredient, and father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., gestures during an interview in Bridgetown, Barbados. Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit �Everybody Plays the Fool,� has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead due an unknown cause in a car Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

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