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A Japanese princess married a nonroyal, regular guy today in a wedding delayed by controversy. The wedding raises questions about the role of women in the world's oldest continuous monarchy. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul.

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Updated August 27, 2021 at 1:04 PM ET

SEOUL — The Biden administration has to decide by the end of the month whether to renew a ban on U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea, and Americans with relatives in North Korea are eagerly awaiting the decision.

They include Kate Shim, who immigrated to the United States from South Korea in the 1970s. After the Korean War, her uncle was missing and her family believed he was in North Korea.

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