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Kim Jong dead. What next for North Korea?

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WASHINGTON--North Korean dictator Kim Jong II is dead and it is not clear who will replace him.

From the White House: "At midnight tonight, President Obama spoke with Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula following the death of Kim Jong Il. The President reaffirmed the United States' strong commitment to the stability of the Korean Peninsula and the security of our close ally, the Republic of Korea. The two leaders agreed to stay in close touch as the situation develops and agreed they would direct their national security teams to continue close coordination."

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