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     Issue No. 2(22)                                                                                             JUNE 18, 2013
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A large portion of the collective Asian culture cannot dismiss its roots in Chinese characters. As an example, although the Chinese and Korean language have there vast phonetic differences, all historical Korean documents are written originally in Chinese and much of the words used in everyday conversation cannot be decoded without knowing the meaning of Chinese characters. In fact, the language is so blended that we often find ourselves confused with whether or not the words we're using in modern Korean is actually Korean or from a Chinese character. In a nutshell, although we have our own Korean language, our culture cannot be separated from the influence of Chinese characters. As a Korean-American, I find it intuitive to argue that language is one of the largest transmitting mediums of culture. In this sense, I find it equally intuitive to agree that Chinese characters should be learned in school. On that note, I applaud the Woori Korean school in New Jersey for holding a Chinese Character competition last weekend and look forward to seeing more of these events that help preserve our identity as Korean-Americans.   

1. Justices invalidate Arizona voter registration law registration law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship, a victory for activists who said it had discouraged Native Americans and Latinos from voting. (Reuters) 
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On Sunday, Cheney accused the former NSA contractor of betraying his country. During a live web chat hosted by The Guardian on Monday, Snowden responded to those who have called him a traitor for leaking information that could affect national security. (Huffington Post)
Still "We had 8 fewer shooting incidents this weekend compared to the same weekend in 2012," police spokesman Adam Collins wrote. "While we've had fewer murders to date this year than any year since the mid-1960s, there's more work to be done and we won't rest until everyone in Chicago enjoys the same sense of safety," (Slate)
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Let Kids Drink at Your House and You Could Go to Jail, Maine Couple Warns. These days a child's bad behavior doesn't just lead to disappointment but can actually lead to a jail cell -- for the parents. (ABC)
Japanese companies are perfecting what might be called stealth demolition. Some tall buildings are dismantled from the top down, the work hidden by a moving scaffold, others from the bottom up, the entire structure being slowly jacked down.(NYT)

North Korea confirmed its denuclearization commitment on the condition that it's discussed as part of broader talks toward a "nuclear free world," the commission headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said. (Bloomberg)
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