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    North Korea Plans Rocket Launch

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    Like father, like son. North Korea said that it would carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 on Saturday, a move that quickly drew condemnations from the United States and neighboring South Korea. State media announced that the isolated communist country would launch another space satellite one day after leader Kim Jong-un met with Chinese leaders in the capital of Pyongyang. China urged calm in the region after the announcement, saying that it expressed “deep concern” about North Korea’s decision.

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