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Hwang Pyong-So is the latest to fall victim to a purge by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who analysts say is rebalancing power away from the military

Two Top North Korean Military Officials Punished for ‘Impure Behavior’

South Korean intelligence has determined that two top North Korean military officials, both previously considered close to dictator Kim Jong-un, have been punished for “impure behavior” in what some analysts believe is a sign the Kim regime is weakening in the face of tough sanctions and political pressure from China.

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Academy Says Diversity Purge is ‘Not About Political Correctness’

The leadership at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) defended the organization’s controversial new diversity initiative, saying in an interview that the Academy did not bow to outside pressure when crafting the rule changes, which many are criticizing as an overt effort to purge older Academy members of their voting privileges while aggressively recruiting new voting members who, in the words of the Academy, “represent greater diversity.”

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North Korea Using Photos of South Korean President for Target Practice

United Press International (UPI) reports that North Korean soldiers are using pictures of South Korean President Park Geun-hye for target practice. They are putting pictures of her on targets and blasting away, with the “training session” broadcast by the dictatorship’s TV station as propaganda.

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Death by Snooze: North Korean Defense Minister Executed for Napping

North Korean Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol, on the job for less than a year, allegedly developed a habit of falling asleep at public events. He made the mistake of doing this at an event attended by the communist dungeon state’s dictator Kim Jong-un, whose limited sense of humor about perceived insults was amply demonstrated to Hollywood last year.

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Purge: California GOP Kicks out Conservative Policy Staff

In a little-noticed move this week, California State Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen, completed a purge of “conservative” policy staffers. The dramatic reversal—in both function and ideology of the Assembly Republican Caucus—mirrors the California GOP’s leftward shift, which has eschewed social conservatives as a “fringe” element.