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Dennis Rodman back in North Korea

Updated: December 19, 2013, 11:23 AM ET
Associated Press

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to meet with leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touches on plans to bring 12 former NBA players to Pyongyang for a Jan. 8 exhibition game marking the leader's birthday.

Rodman said the game is on track despite the recent execution of Kim's uncle in a dramatic political purge.

His visit comes less than a week after North Korea announced the execution of Jang Song Thaek, an unprecedented ...

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