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N. Korea Intends to Expel Nuclear Inspectors

North Korea says it is expelling U.N. Atomic Energy Agency inspectors who had been monitoring a reactor that could be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium. U.S. officials denounce the expulsion and criticize North Korea's "broken commitments." NPR's Mike Shuster reports.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.
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